Mageborn by Stephen Aryan Book 1 of the Age of Dread trilogy

Thousands died when mages sundered the earth and split the sky.

It was a war that devastated entire kingdoms.

Now one man believes eradicating magic is the only way to ensure a lasting peace. He and his followers will do anything to achieve his goal – even if it means murdering every child born with the ability.

“Working on an intimate and personal scale, Aryan devotes considerable attention to developing his characters, showing how they’re affected by the events that have made the mages’ families and countrymen so afraid of them. He also enlivens his tale with abundant politics, intrigues, double-crossings, and plot twists to keep the pacing brisk and whet readers’ appetites for future installments.” Publishers Weekly

” Imaginative and compelling, Mageborn contains all the fantastic elements of high fantasy and with multiple points of view rich with personality the novel has great depth and superb quality. Great to read without reading Aryan’s previous work, but even better if you have.” The Bookbag

“A great beginning to the new trilogy, magic” Falcata Times

Find out more about the book and read an excerpt from chapter 1 of Mageborn here

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