The King of All Beasts has risen from the grave. Who will dare to face him?
As fell beasts roam the fair lands of Talamh, Prince Arjen of Carth sets forth on a solitary quest to seek and destroy the source of the growing evil - The King of All Beasts - before a new age of malevolence dawns upon the world. From every corner of the land, the King's bestial call has drawn forth new champions and villains, as the forces of light and darkness vie for dominance.
Among these growing threats is the deadliest assassin in all the land: Cystenian the Hunter. Never before has any quarry escaped him, and now his sights are set squarely on the Prince of Carth. As Arjen ardently pursues the fabled King of All Beasts, will he sense the creeping knife of the obsessive Hunter?
The future of Talamh hangs in the balance, and the war of good versus evil has begun.
Lionheart is the first book of The Roots of Stone and the debut novel of author Evan W. Deal.
Evan W. Deal is the author and publisher of Lionheart, Book One of The Roots of Stone. By day, he develops consumer experience and marketing strategy for a Fortune 500 biotech company, but by night he delves into the world of Talamh to bring wondrous tales of adventure to his readers. He is literally an award-winning marketer and hopefully a soon-to-be award-winning fantasy author. Evan holds a bachelor's degree in Marketing from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife and one-year-old daughter.