Sword and Scion 01: Into the Dark Mountains
"The hatred he bore in his soul set everything before its scrutiny, causing him to see only through the eyes of his anger."
For years, Eyoés has been lied to — told his father was a mere scribe. When a mysterious journal challenges the past he thought to be true, his future comes into question. Vowing to follow in the footsteps of his heroic father, Eyoés begins training - but finds himself the only survivor of a surprise attack.
Consumed by his oath to avenge, he heedlessly sets off on a quest to discover the identity of an ancient menace in the depths of darkness. As Eyoés flounders for his purpose, and falls further into the pit of hatred, he begins to discover his identity in unforseen places.
Will Eyoés continue to lose his bearings, or emerge the victor?
About the Author:
JACKSON E. GRAHAM has been fascinated with books since early childhood. At age six, he wrote and illustrated his first story. Since then, he has entered several writing contests, winning awards and receiving positive reviews. During high school, writing was his sport. Being a homeschool student gave him the opportunity to successfully complete Camp NaNoWriMo four years in a row.
Out of one Camp NaNo grew the epic fantasy tale Sword and Scion: Into the Dark Mountains. Authors such as J.R.R. Tolkien and John Flanagan stand among those who spark his imagination, and he believes God has inspired the messages in his writing. Raised in Walla Walla, Washington, Jackson E. Graham currently lives with his family in North Idaho, not far from the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene.
Book two of the Sword and Scion series is currently underway.
Book trailer: http://jacksonegraham.wixsite.com/jackson-e-graham/book-trailer
The reader cheers for the hero’s success and cringes in his weak moments, but somehow Eyoés will face the forces of darkness with courage and fortitude. The need for revenge tempts Eyoés, but his longings for a pure heart will keep him on a path of discovery in an unfamiliar, but fantastical world full of mythic proportions and grandeur. A detailed map helps the reader travel along with Eyoés through the imaginary landscape.
No spoilers intended, but Sword and Scion: Into the Dark Mountains satisfies the reader’s own desire for adventure with unexpected twists and surprising revelations. Sword and Scion stands out in the mainstream sci-fi/fantasy genre. Look out Game of Thrones, here comes Jackson E. Graham with Eyoés, a well-developed hero with the remarkable appeal to take the reader into a story integrated with epic fantasy and mythology. The author has created a richly detailed world and hits the mark with Sword and Scion. I fell in love with the dashing, courageous Eyoés, and cannot wait to read the next adventure in this series!