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Pariah

Jay Erickson

In the aftermath of the brutal destruction of his village, a young boy, Ashyn Rune, is rescued by a kindly stranger named Xexial Bontain. Xexial notices
immediately that there is something very special about Ashyn. Something unique...

Then Ashyn's very world, and everything he has come to know is shattered when an ancient struggle
resurrects itself with calamitous force.

In his darkest hour, hunted relentlessly, tormented by sorrow and loss, Xexial offers Ashyn an escape...
Become that which the world around him hates and fears. Become a master of the art of Destruction.

Become a Wizard.

Now Ashyn must make a choice. Stay with his savior, and become the instrument of Destruction that can sate his need for vengeance. Or turn away from Xexial and betray everything he has gained to save the one remaining person he loves. In doing so, he knows that he will once again be hunted. Except this time it won't just be the Wild Elves that stalk him, but the very man who has become like a father to him.

Book Details

  • Publisher: James Erickson
  • Publish Date: Aug 4th, 2016
  • Pages: 378
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 1.00in - 1.56lb
  • EAN: 9781942958048
  • Categories: Action & AdventureFantasy - Epic
Praise for this book
"Author Jay Erickson indulges in plenty of high-resolution action and explorations of moral gray zones. His prose... will please fantasy fans. A dense and violent series opener seeded with events of grand consequence." --Kirkus Reviews "Voice and Writing Style 5 out of 5!" --Judge, 23rd Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards "Pariah is a fine example of intricate world-building with an interesting take on the standard fantasy tropes. A complex tale featuring adult themes and intriguing, relatable characters, it's a promising beginning to the Blood Wizard Chronicles series." --C.S. Marks, author of The Elfhunter Trilogy and The Alterra Histories "Pariah has many aspects that make a great fantasy tale. Author Jay Erickson captivates you with the emotions of the characters and once he has you, he doesn't let you go. There is love, hate, fear, joy, revenge, and justice, with a cohesive writing style that keeps you riveted page after page. There is so much happening, that you are left stunted, wondering how it all will end. I could not put it down!" --J.P. Strohm, co-author of Exactors: Tales from the Citadel "Remarkably well done! An epic fantasy adventure masterpiece! The end will leave you begging for more. An excellent launching point for the Blood Wizard Chronicles. I am looking forward to Ashyn Rune's next adventure!" --Jason Bigart, film director, The Empty Throne and the web series Apotheosis.