ALL THAT WAS DEAD WILL RISE... ALL THAT NOW LIVES WILL FALL...
In the halls beyond the world lie roads that no mere man can tread. Vast empires rise and fall, entire races fade from mortal ken, but here their sacrifices are remembered.
Alexander Tiris, the last hope of the royal line, can no longer ignore the traitorous actions of his family. Thralled to the envoys of a corrupt new power, they have turned upon their kingdom and their god.
A. J. Smith has been writing stories set in the lands of The Long War since he was at university. Defining the world and adding detail became an excellent distraction from his degree (which was in psychology, philosophy and sociology) and has remained equally distracting ever since. Interestingly, the maps came first, and then the world and its characters began to take shape in the writing.
Since graduating, Tony has been working with troubled children in a high school in Luton and has had various articles related to counselling and youth work published. Fantasy fiction has always been his own version of therapy and a place where he can make up what happens next rather than waiting for the real world to decide.