M. L. Spencer Darkmage

ISBN 13: 9780615567983

Darkmage

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Winner of the 2012 IndieReader Discovery Award for Fantasy

Darien Lauchlin has already lost everything. Now, the only thing he has left to lose is his soul. When his own brother sacrifices the woman he loves to unseal the Well of Tears, Darien finds himself the last surviving Sentinel capable of defending his world against the threat of the ancient Enemy. But Darien’s hands are tied; he has sworn the Oath of Harmony, vowing to never use his power in the taking of a life. As the Enemy masses in numbers never before seen, Darien is faced with an impossible decision: either remain steadfast to his Oath and watch everything he loves fall around him...or abandon his vow and become the most destructive force his world has ever seen. Accompanied by his acolyte and a priestess of Death, Darien embarks upon a perilous journey that will lead him down a path of utter self-destruction. In the name of duty, Darien will see crowns toppled, friends sacrificed and the land he loves desecrated. For there is a very thin line between duty and brutal inhumanity. In Darkmage, the themes of romance and tragedy combine to create a provocative epic saga sure to remain on the mind long after the tale has been told.

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About the Author:

M.L. Spencer grew up on the works of Steven R. Donaldson, Stephen King and Frank Herbert. She wrote her first novel-length manuscript at thirteen. Her debut novel Darkmage won the 2012 IndieReader Discovery Award for Fantasy. She was also awarded 1st Place Prose in in the San Bernardino County Writing Celebration. Ms. Spencer lives with her husband and three children in Highland, CA. By day she works as a biology teacher; by night she sweats over a beaten-up keyboard. She is now in the process of expanding the Rhenwars Saga into a trilogy. Her favorite authors are Robert Jordan, George R.R. Martin, David Eddings, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Terry Goodkind. Please connect with M.L. Spencer at http://mlspencerfiction.com

Review:

"A masterful story with incredible depth of emotion, non-stop action, and tremendous questions about when to set your principles aside for the greater good." --Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite ★★★★★

"I loved Darkmage. Loved. It. How's that for a review? Author M.L. Spencer has done an absolutely amazing job in this series, and this volume will not disappoint."  --Chris Fischer for Readers' Favorite ★★★★★

"Darkmage is an unexpected gem for me. This is an excellent, well-written story...a superbly evocative and descriptive dark epic fantasy for YA and adult readers alike." --Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite ★★★★★

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