By stealing the jewels from the temple of the goddess of luck and death, Draven seeks to prove himself to his rivals. As fortune would have it, he escapes with only his life, and a magical gauntlet that bonds to his arm. Hunted by an entire city, haunted by the spirit of the ancient knight imbued within the relic, and unable to remove the artifact, Draven finds his history of poor choices catches up to him. He reluctantly finds himself in a war between the gods.
On one side a brutal warlord, bent on resurrecting an empire and pledged to the god of conquest, raises an army of fanatics. Opposing him are a handful of champions, struggling to answer the urgent call to serve their impatient gods.
But luck is fickle. When a cursed artifact enters the picture, the odds tip towards total destruction. Even the champions and their powerful relics may not be enough to save the world.
- Publisher: Dragon Street Press
- Publish Date: Nov 15th, 2023
- Pages: 302
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.81in - 1.32lb
- EAN: 9798986771410
- Categories: • Fantasy - Epic
About the Author
"Drawing on the rich tradition of classic fantasy and sword and sorcery by the likes of Fritz Lieber, Robert E Howard and Michael Moorcock, Nikolas Everhart brings something fresh and new to the genre. ... A very impressive debut." -Joel Meadows, editor-in-chief Tripwire, co-creator Sherlock Holmes and The Empire Builders
"A promising series opener that carries all the hallmarks of great epic fantasy; featuring an engaging cast of characters in a richly-built world. Draven proves a worthy hero with a compelling journey of action, danger and redemption." -Leanna Renee Hieber, award-winning author of the Strangely Beautiful and Spectral City series
"I was sucked right into this world, as much a pawn of the gods as the team hunting their relics and racing against the evil threatening to blot out the world. The stakes were high, the tensions solid, and the conclusion a perfect launching point into what I have no doubt will prove to be a riveting series." -Krista Walsh, author of The Meratis Trilogy
"HEART MASTER offers complex characters navigating high stakes in a compelling fantasy setting, resulting in a story that represents all the best aspects of classic fantasy while approaching the genre with a compelling modern sensibility." -Dirk Manning, author of Tales of Mr. Rhee, Nightmare World, Write or Wrong