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Dark of Winter

(Dark of Winter #1)

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This edition was previously published under the ASIN B073GXWN5P

The people of Sumner are odd. Their village, far to the north where the weather is worst, is lost to a world of snow and ice and freezing death. No one trusts Sumner. No one goes there.

Until now.

King Fialsun’s soldiers are battle weary. They have spent years carving an empire that starts from the south and ri
Kindle Edition, 207 pages
Published June 29th 2017
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Caitlin O'Connor
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Vaconius has changed. The slaughter of the Northern warriors did not quicken his pulse with the thrill of battle. Instead, it sickened him. Vaconius’ lack of enthusiasm hasn’t escaped King Fialsun’s notice. Greedy, insane, King Fialsun cannot have his best Captain struggling with his morals when only one village remains outside of his dominion. Sumner is home to a strange people, mutated by inbreeding and isolation, guarded by warriors possessing infamous ferocity and skill. Fialsun orders Vacon ...more
Trey Stone
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was absolutely fantastic! This is the kind of dark, epic, gritty fantasy, where the winds have names, and you really get a sense of cold, horrible, dread. This book has one of the most emotional deaths I've read in ages, and I was literally sitting there whispering 'no no no!'

I loved the originality of it, there are lots of weird creatures and people, yet there are no elves, dwarves, trolls, ogres, orcs, centaurs, or anything I've ever read about before. The universe, the world, the people,
J.B. Richards
Mar 26, 2018 rated it liked it
“Dark of Winter” opens with a barbarian victory parade, complete with the destruction of 40 rival chieftains all set ablaze in an act of ultimate revenge, and the story only gets bloodier from there—think the Mads Mikkelson’s Valhalla Rising.

Percy’s tale briefly touches on a conflict between his protagonist, Vaconius, and his King. A war-weary Vaconius is ordered to prove his loyalty and conquer the isolated far-northern hamlet of Sumner—a place where bizarre humanoid beings live together in har
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I am an English author of the published dark fantasy novel Dark of Winter and its origins short stories and Since Never, Book One of the Turned Trilogy.

I live on the South Coast of England. I have a full time job and write in my spare time.

My next dark fantasy novel, Since Never, shares the same world and timeline as Dark of Winter but is a stand alone module, though references to the former are
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