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Daniel Arenson

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Daniel Arenson is a bookworm, proud geek, and USA Today bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction. His novels have sold over a million copies. The Huffington Post has called his writing "full of soul." He's written over forty novels, most of them in five series:

EARTHRISE — They came from deep space. They came to destroy us. Against the alien onslaught, Earth stands alone. But we will fight. We will rise. We will win. Start reading with Earth Alone, the first novel in this military science fiction series.

REQUIEM — Welcome to Requiem, an ancient kingdom whose people can grow wings and scales, breathe fire, and take flight as dragons. Requiem is explored in six trilogies, which can be read in any order. If you're new to Requiem, you

Moth -- my new fantasy novel

They say the world used to turn. They say that night would follow day in an endless dance. They say that dawn rose, dusk fell, and we worshiped both sun and stars.

That was a long time ago.

The dance has died. The world has fallen still. We float through the heavens, one half always in light, one half always in shadow. Like the moth of our forests, one wing white and the other black, we are torn.... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 06, 2013 06:06 Tags: fantasy, fantasy-novel
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Earth Alone (Earthrise, #1)

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Earth Lost (Earthrise, #2)

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Earth Rising (Earthrise, #3)

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Blood of Requiem (Song of D...

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Tears of Requiem (Song of D...

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Light of Requiem (Song of D...

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Earth Fire (Earthrise, #4)

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Earth Shadows (Earthrise, #5)

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Earth Alone Earth Lost Earth Rising Earth Fire Earth Shadows Earth Valor Earth Reborn
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Blood of Requiem Tears of Requiem Light of Requiem
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Moth Empires of Moth Secrets of Moth Daughter of Moth Shadows of Moth Legacy of Moth
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“Gray, the colour of forgetting.”
Daniel Arenson, The Gods of Dream

“I am Laila, of the night. I have walked through godlight and through darkness. I have fought demons and I have slain angels. I am Laila, of the shadows. I have hidden and run, and I have stood up and striven. I am Laila, of tears and blood, of sins and of piety. I am Laila, outcast from Hell, banished from Heaven. I am alone, in darkness. I am Laila, of light and of fire. I am fallen. I rise again.”
Daniel Arenson, Flaming Dove

“Pain is like that. Sometimes comfort, time, even love cannot banish it. Sometimes pain is like a scar, forever with you. But that doesn't mean you can't feel joy too. Old pain doesn't chill the warmth of new happiness. Old shadows cannot extinguish new light. Saplings still rise from burnt forests; thus can new happiness rise in a broken soul.”
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Robert OK. It's here. Are you aware you already had an author page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/.... You may want to contact Goodreads to see if you can log in as the author. Makes things a little easier. I fanned you and added your book(s)!

Best of luck!


Robert Putting it up now. Sorry for the delay. I thought you'd email the reply. Should have checked sooner :p.

Daniel Arenson Robert wrote: "Cheers Daniel! Want me to add your book to Goodreads?"

Please and thank you!

Robert Cheers Daniel! Want me to add your book to Goodreads?

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