The Great Fate churns once again.
A disgraced knight is tormented by endless nightmares. A young priestess sits the Crystal Throne of Mother God, lost in a murky mire. Smugglers and pirates reap and pillage every shore; the realm a battleground for their debauchery. A resentful and battled hardened imperator is tempted by a power he does not understand. All the while savants and seers are wracked by visions of a cold and desolate future.
The pieces are upon the board, and the immortals are moving the subservient to their will.
A recurrence has come again. The Time of Ascendance is at hand.
Yet, will it unfold as it has for centuries? Or, is there some sliver of hope to challenge what was ordained long ago? Whatever comes to pass, it is a time of change and upheaval, of secrets and trysts, of swords and fell sorcery.
Brenden Christopher Gardner is an adult educator in the Greater Toronto Area. When he is not teaching, he immerses himself in fantasy stories and worlds. In November of 2016 he crafted his own fantasy world by publishing the first entry in the Ancient Vestiges series, Darkness Rising. He is working on the second book, Chains of Fate, for publication in Fall 2017.