Welcome to this site!
I initially set up New Tangent Publications thinking I needed a name to self publish and it stuck. Now, as you will gather, this site focuses mostly on the Those That Rise from Legend Series.
Those that Rise from Legend Trilogy :
The Cripple and the Staff (Book 1).
The Raven and the Plague (Book 2)
Book 1: The Cripple and the Staff
No one knew they were there. A lame sorcerer’s apprentice learns he is one of them. Now he must face them.
Shale, an urchin deemed cursed, lives as an outcast until he is taken in by the ‘old man of the wood’.
The Elsiks, a hidden race of immortals living among mortals, are poised to make their return to their place of glory and dominance over mortals just as an old enemy returns after centuries of exile.
The mortals have remained blissfully ignorant of the existence of ancient immortal tribes. Fear then rises among mortal rulers as they discover the return of the ancient Dreln from exile. They turn to the deadly Staff of Amrod for defence, and a contest of magic is called to find a champion to wield the Staff against them. Little do they know how deadly the Elsiks can be.
The sorcerer sends Shale to the Magic Match to claim the staff. He finds himself in a challenge of his life as he discovers who he really is as he seeks to obtain the Staff. If he loses, he will be banned from the sorcerer`s tower but perhaps worst of all the Elsik may re-establish their dreadful grip on mortals.
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Get the ebook
- For Amazon´s Kindle edition click here!
- For Barnes and Noble Nook edition click here!
- A DRM free version is available on Smashwords, click here. (Unfortunately, DRM once applied to a Kindle ebook cannot be removed, so I have made this version available on SW.)
- Now in Audio
For a range of sites, including Audible and iTunes carrying the audio version click here.
Reviews from readers:
“I started this book last night and didn’t want to put it down. I love the main character Shale…I have to say this book was amazing. I felt so much compassion for Shale. He reminded me of Drizzt, Harry Potter and Frodo all rolled into one. The writing was well done but I found I skimmed over some to the descriptions. I wanted to see what would happen next. I definitely will be picking up Part II. I can’t wait to find out what happens with Shale, Olivina and all the rest.” - Judith Leger
“A dark and intriguing fantasy story about a world poised on being torn apart by the immortal tribes. We get strange ancient evil, dangerous enemies and deadly magic. I really liked the Elsiks as a concept as well as the Dreln…Well written and plotted out. The threat of the darkness and soon to arrive evil gives it a real edge over some of the more basic fantasy I’ve read recently. Well worth a read.”- Michael Thomas
“The opening of the book isn’t that great, and honestly — I’m not sure why it ended where it did, but after the first few pages one is lulled into an enjoyable and easy reading adventure that just flows wonderfully. The story is great — the fantasy isn’t too out there, it almost just stays in the background….this is a character development and adventure novel… Will definitely read the follow-up books if they are priced reasonably.” -Matthew Marlowe