Spotlight: Shadows of Kings (Dragon Rising #1) by Jack Whitsel

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Author, Jack Whitsel is pleased to announce the release of the first epic fantasy novel in the Dragon Rising Series. Shadows of Kings was published by Twilight Times Books. Shadows of Kings is nominated for Best Classical Fantasy Novel and Book Cover by the Global Ebook Awards. Shadows of Kings - A desperate coalition of principal ties stand in the forefront as the Harhn and Darkfey threaten to exterminate the domains of man.

Shadows of Kings (Dragon Rising #1)Title: Shadows of Kings
Author: Jack Whitsel
Publisher: Twilight Times Books
Published: June 2012
Pages: 272 

Steel and sorcery clash as the Harhn incursion sweeps through the Hugue. Mankind faces its greatest peril without the Order Knights of legend to defend them. Crusading deep in the frontier, the Order is unaware of the savage beasts threatening their homeland as the Hugue realms muster their armies for war.

Between a cunning Harhn sorcerer, and an alliance forged with the decadent Darkfey, the Horde threatens to extinguish the domains of Man. Only Lord Baudouin and Lady Lucia, a Dragon Maiden from the Order, stand in the enemy’s path. One must find the strength to unify the realms. The other must discover the strength within her, while coming to terms with the agendas of her Order. But only together will there be any hope to repel the onslaught, and preserve the future for a mysterious girl they do not know. 

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About Jack Whitsel

Jack is a native Californian, but has made Oregon his home since 1982. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Finance from Portland State University, but studies medieval history in his spare time. His favorite genres are fantasy and historical fiction with a medieval emphasis. Shadows of Kings, the first novel of the Dragon Rising Series is the love child born of these two passions.  

“I love the elements of fantasy when mixed with the gritty aspects of a medieval society. In the worlds I create, there are neither citadels of shimmering glass nor any utopian realms.” 

The final contributing catalyst to Jack’s creative process comes from his children: Josiah, Noah, and Lucia. They remind him how important an active imagination can be, and are the first to hear his tales of diabolical wizards and valiant knights. 

“Because of my children, I still believe in Santa Claus, the Easter bunny, and the tooth fairy.”

For more information, review copies, or interviews please contact the author via email or his website.

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