The Portal: Journeys To New Realms Of Fantasy
Six Full-length novels from six exciting new faces in Speculative Fiction: Graham Austin-King, Claire Frank, Dave Atwell, J. Daniel Batt, Brandon Draga, and Lee Aarons. Clocking in at over 1800 printed pages, The Portal will take you on a journey filled with myth, magic, and horror.**Fae: The Wild Hunt, by Graham Austin-King:**Faeries...The Fae...The Stuff of Bedtime Stories and Fables. Sometimes the faerie tales are true. Sometimes, they are a warning.For a hundred generations the fae have been locked away from the world. In the cold. The Outside. They have faded out of sight and mind, into myth and folklore. But now the barriers are weakening, and the fae push against the tattered remnants of the Wyrde as they seek a way to return.**To Whatever End, by Claire Frank:**Veterans of a past war, Daro and Cecily left the politics and turmoil of their kingdom behind, making a home for themselves where they can live in peace. An unexpected attack fractures their quiet existence and although Cecily narrowly escapes with her life, Daro is taken captive. He awakens to a world where his captors exact complete control. Forced to wear a mask and given a number instead of a name, he endures crushing psychological torture, conditioning him to be an experimental subject in a madman's bid to bend the laws of Wielding magic.**Rotting Frontier: The Hunger, By Dave Atwell:**Thomas Hutton, a farmer from coastal North Carolina and Civil War veteran, travels west with his family with hopes of a new start.Wanting to leave behind both the memory and misery of war and reconstruction, Hutton gave away their old life, save a pair of oxen, two horses, and a wagon full of supplies. With his wife and five children, he undertakes the long journey to reach Montana via the Bozeman Trail.The frontier, once holding the promise of both gold and a new beginning, turns their migration into a fight for survival once they enter Wyoming Territory. Already dealing with murderous outlaws and Native American-hunting militiamen, Hutton and his family encounter the worst obstacle of all, The Hunger.**Young Gods: A Door Into Darkness, by J. Daniel Batt:**Tryal is surrounded by weirdness. His brother talks to spiders, his girlfriend hears voices from the future, the boy across the street walks on water, and his best friend is Death herself. Accepted despite being the odd, untalented one in their group, Tryal lives a strange, yet uneventful small town life with his friends, who call themselves The Young Gods.Their peaceful existence comes to an end on a night when a terrified Death begs Tryal to protect a little girl named Hood. Once he discovers that she is being pursued by Cinders, relentless shadow wolves with eyes of flame, Tryal flees his sleepy Nebraska hometown with Hood.**The Summerlark Elf, by Brandon Draga:**Enna Summerlark has spent her entire life as a farmer's daughter in the kingdom of Hallowspire, paying little mind to anything past what to sell at the next market day. When the next market day comes, however, strange events take place that will reunite her with an old friend, bring her into the world of a pair of sell-swords, and reveal a secret that will change Hallowspire forever, and cause ripples across the whole of the Four Kingdoms. The first book in "The Four Kingdoms Saga", The Summerlark Elf introduces readers to compelling characters in an engaging world of swords and sorcery, personal turmoil and political intrigue!**The Pillars of Natura: Vols. 1 & 2, by Lee Aarons:**In this new fantasy series, Lee Aarons tells the epic story of Raine and Rennick Sherrill, twins bound to the fate of their world by destiny, bound to each other by more than blood. Only when they uncover the truth about their past can they truly begin to save The Four Realms from those seeking to destroy it.