Two decades have passed since the Last War, since the sky was filled with fire and magic.
The world has all too easily forgotten the time of The Written and the Arkmages. In their place, a new empire has arisen, one that has finally brought order to the war-torn lands. An empire without magic.
At last, it seems that peace has come to Emaneska. Or, at least that is what the emperor would have Emaneska believe. On the fringes of the Arkan Empire, a different story is being told. Those who show magick talent must join the empire or live as an outlaw. The war is still being fought, homestead by homestead, and a young peasant girl is about to be thrust into the violent world that exists beneath the lies of empire.
Welcome back to Emaneska.
Ben Galley is a best-selling purveyor of tall tales and dark fantasy from the UK. He is the author behind the gritty and epic Emaneska Series, as well as his new western fantasy series, the Scarlet Star Trilogy.
Aside from writing and dreaming up lies to tell his readers, Ben works as a self-publishing consultant and tutor, helping fellow authors from all over the world to publish and sell books. His website www.shelfhelp.info will tell you all you need to know about DIY self-publishing.