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The Dark Rises: The Dread Lands Book 1

The Dark Rises: The Dread Lands Book 1

by Arthur Drake

FBT review:

Discover a thrilling tale of ancient evil in "The Dark Rises: The Dread Lands Book 1" by Arthur Drake. This gripping fantasy adventure takes readers on a heart-pounding journey as Rainer, a soldier looking to escape the monotony of his post, finds himself facing an ancient menace rising from the deserted lands around him.

From the comfortable capital to the desolate dread lands, Rainer's life takes an unexpected turn as he becomes entangled in a desperate struggle for survival. With daring sword battles, sieges of great forts, and mysterious ancient evils, this fast-paced and action-packed story will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Ideal for fans of dark fantasy and sword and sorcery novels, "The Dark Rises" offers a thrilling escape into a world of bravery and adventure. If you're seeking an indie book with an engaging plot and compelling characters, this is the perfect choice for your next read.

Don't miss out on the excitement. Dive into "The Dark Rises: The Dread Lands Book 1" today and join Rainer on his journey to face the ancient threat that looms over the land.

Publisher Description:

Rainer was looking forward to serving his time and getting back to the cushy capital he came from, the last thing he expected was an ancient menace rising from the deserted lands around him.

Rainer expected to live out his days as a soldier patrolling the most pleasant place in the entire empire, the capital city. He had worked hard to get a post that would require little work and provide lots of fun for him. And that's exactly what he found in the capital. Lazy patrols flirting with girls, nights drinking away his earnings at the brothel with his squad mates, it was all Rainer could ever ask for.

But that all changes with one simple mistake. Next thing he knows he's being shipped out to worst place in the empire, the dread lands, to serve the rest of his time in the army. Rainer settles in for a life of monotony staring at hills and hills of dirt and rock. The nearest town is miles away and there's only one road to get there. He's stuck out there where the only thing to die of, is boredom.

But while on patrol his squad mate is attacked by a strange beast. Alarms are raised but it couldn't be that big of deal. Just a strange animal that wandered out onto the wastes. But then there's a stomping in the night and something marches for the raggedy outpost. Something not seen for many ages.

Now what he thought would be a life of drudgery has turned into a desperate struggle for survival. Can he face this ancient threat? Can he keep his squad mates together and alive? And can he take them out of the dread lands? Or will all be lost?

The Dark Rises is the first book in The Dread Land series by Arthur Drake, a dark fantasy sword and sorcery series. Fans of fantasy that's fast paced and with lots of action will find much to enjoy here. Daring sword battles, sieges of great forts, mysterious evils from ancient days, and much more.

Pick up your copy of this tale filled with heroic action combating ancient evil and cure your boredom today.

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