Riven kan Ingan is a captain in the Margrave's army, son of a sellsword who died in His Majesty's service and--because for his father's bravery--raised by the king himself. Even though he's been in Francovia since the age of five, he's regarded as a foreigner by the natives and schemes to marry into the Royal family, thereby gaining acceptance by becoming the Margrave's son-in-law. Handsome, arrogant, spoiled by his Royal foster father, he makes a fatal mistake. He speaks aloud his disbelief: that the ancient gods of Arcanis don't exist, that Man alone makes his own destiny--and for his heresy, the gods plot their revenge.

They begin by having Riven's betrothed, the Princess Aleza, abducted by Mahldimir djann-Baih, ruler of the desert kingdom of Izhmir, a sorcerer and worshipper of Drel, god of death, and cause Riven to be wounded so badly it destroys the goals he has set for himself. Recovered, he begins his quest to rescue his princess, and reclaim the shattered pieces of his life, and then...the gods send to him Barbara, the sorcerer's barbarian slave, a young girl from the frozen lands to the North, having reasons of her own for wanting Mahldimir djann-Baih dead. They join forces to defeat the ruler of Izhmir, and--though Riven doesn't know it yet--his life is about to change.

Forever.




Bloodseek:the Chronicles of Riven the Heretic, Book One is available as a download from Double Dragon Press (www.double-dragon-ebook.com) or in print from www.lulu.com.

4 comments

  1. Nightingale // September 30, 2008 at 8:40 PM  

    In a word WOW. Fantastic story and fantastic trailer. Looking forward to seeing this one in print so I can read it!

  2. Elaine Cantrell // September 30, 2008 at 8:57 PM  

    Enjoyed your trailer. The pictures were very nice.

    Elaine Cantrell
    www.elainepcantrell.blogspot.com

  3. Mary Marvella // September 30, 2008 at 11:52 PM  

    Excellent. Can't wait,

  4. Toni V.S. // October 1, 2008 at 1:07 PM  

    You don't need to wait girls! BLOODSEEK is already released!