Realms of Terswood

Book one of The Chronicler’s Awakening.

A ruling family’s brother and sister work to unravel a centuries-old plot launched by the leader of the undead, and begin a quest to unearth a powerful and magical weapon revealed in ancient scrolls.

An ancient weapon of magic is the key to unlocking the past…and saving the future.

Twenty-five years ago, the necromancer Amer rose to power on the southern continent of Iecil, killing thousands and raising them to join his army. Then-Prince Daelin evoked the power of the first archmage, his grandsire Cazlandt, ending the fiend’s reign. Now, it’s up to his two children to stop the destiny of this long-buried plot and uncover the ancient and powerful artifacts their ancestors created to protect their people. Realms of Terswood by Jamie M. Samland is the first volume in The Chronicler’s Awakening, a thrilling and masterfully imaginative fantasy series for young adult and new adult readers.

When Queen Lilan’s son passes away, she hides away in mourning and her brother, the High Lord Daelin, leaves his new home of Terswood to help see to the matters of Dracon, a duty that should have been left to his son. Daelin is tortured by dreams as he tries to escape the memories of his horrible past and prevent it from becoming their future once again.

“Daelin watched as the dead around him rose. Amer’s army had just been resting, awaiting their master’s command. Reaching inside his shirt he pulled out a charm on a long chain. He ran a bloodied thumb over the simple symbol on the hexagonal charm: two overlapping crescent moons. Squeezing his good eye tight, Daelin willed the charm to activate…The dead began to collapse, their bodies disintegrating to ash. Armor and weapons clattered to the ground.”

When Lord Daelin’s son, Lone, comes across a partial vellum scroll listing ancient objects of power and weapons of magic made by their ancestors, including the archimage Cazlandt, he determines one sword contains a fragment of coalesced energy from another realm from centuries earlier, and is determined to find the relic before it falls into the wrong hands. Meanwhile, his half-sister Alishia starts to discover her own inevitable destiny when she finds critical information written by her future self.

“‘The item I was interested in is the Shadow Reaver,’ said Lone. ‘It’s something that tears or breaks. A weapon like a sword. The strange thing is the parchment described the sword as featherr’ock steel …the alchemical skill required to create that is essentially lost…After it was forged by Cazlandt, a warlord in Iecil got his hands on it and, with its power, killed tens of thousands…Our father was the last to see Cazlandt alive. Maybe he’d know where his grandsire would have hidden such a thing.” 

Worlds collide for older young adult and new adult readers who will love the fast-paced thrills, the chemistry between the characters, and the interplay of fantasy, magic, warriors, and destiny in Realms of Terswood, book one of The Chronicler’s Awakening series. Author Jamie M. Samland expertly weaves a story that is timeless, bringing together elements of battles of good over evil, ancient relics and powers, self-discovery, and coming of age. Realms of Terswood is a perfect cross-market read for young adults and adult readers alike, who are searching for the next enduring fantasy classic.

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