Stormless Published by Blazecrest Publishing on May 17, 2023
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The world you are about to enter is very different from the one you know.Auris is a place of storms and chaos where seven violent Tempests rule the land, wreaking havoc across the continent. Only the Summoners, bearers of powers not unlike those of the divine Tempests themselves, have the strength to stand against the tyranny of the storms. Society depends upon the enigmatic Summoner-empowering Crystals for survival... Yet when a Summoner bearing powers that should not exist appears on Arvendon's doorstep, the world begins spiraling into chaos.Castien Varic, a common soldier, finds himself in the throes of a coming war. He embarks on a mission with the most legendary of Auris's Summoners, hoping to discover the truth behind the resurfacing of the Ancient Summoner.Faelyn Titansworn, heir to the largest of Auris's empires and one of the most powerful Summoners in the world, finds himself lost in his father's shadow. When a conspiracy threatens to destroy all that he knows and loves, Faelyn takes it upon himself to save not just his kingdom, but all of Auris.Asteros Silverglade bears the powers of a god. Two years in the past, he, along with five others of his Sect, uncover the hidden secrets that the world has tried to erase. Yet they soon learn that the mysteries of the baffling event known as the Vanishing-the war that somehow caused over half of Auris's Summoners to disappear without a trace-run far deeper than they could've ever imagined.These three heroes walk the threads of fate, together weaving an epic tale of magic, war, love, and loss. Together these individuals will forever change Auris's future. Empires will shatter, Tempests will be Unbound, but destiny will prevail as these heroes face their fated ends.This is Stormless.
Stormless is an impressive debut 17-year-old author, and I have not read many books by young authors, so I was happy to give this one a go. Nick has a firm grasp on the world that he has created, which is a land ravaged by cataclysmic storms that show up in various types of temptations, making the story stand out as a unique theme to explore.
We follow three main characters Castien Varic, a soldier; Faelyn Titansworn, a powerful summoner; and Asteros Silverglade, a member of a sect with god-like powers. Together we follow them as they face an epic quest like most classic fantasy books; all is not what it seems. We find out there are lost sects and secrets waiting to be uncovered about these characters that we encounter as we read the story. I am curious about what happens to these characters in the next book.