Winter could remember Death's voice in the womb. It calls to him still, filling his mind with visions of all the ways he can die. King Drohn's conquest is destroying everything and everyone, leaving the world in ruin. Branded a traitor and forced to escape Winter must travel to the ends of the known world to gather allies. He will face a perilous landscape of mountains, deserts, infinitely growing trees, and calderas surrounded by boiling lakes and rivers to protect an indigenous tribe and the woman he loves.
The empires of Drakoor, Veiling, and Aastra have existed before recorded history and few know what they were built to hide. When the blood from their war saturates the earth, the Demons of Lost Souls will rise and cleanse the world. The premonition of Death is an ally in war and Winter will need it to survive the coming darkness.
John Ozmore was born in Tucson, Arizona on January 19th, 1979. Born into an abusive environment, his first memory is of blood. After living in a foster home for a year John was adopted at the age of five in La Luz, New Mexico to the Ozmore family. The wounds have healed but the scars remain acting like a portal into the imagination. The worlds John Ozmore creates are both fascinating and frightening, blending elements of Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror into an imaginative landscape.
John enjoys hiking the Ozarks and getting outdoors to find hidden treasures in photographs of nature and has a photo published in a National Geographic article. He likes painting, taking apart old typewriters to redesign them, and collecting bones and driftwood to create works of art.
A unique battle between "Death" and "Winter". Now, it is filled with action, and keeps the reader guessing. As all stories, it has to have a hint of lightness to counter balance the darkness, and it does. The characters are intriguing and this story will make you want to read whatever comes next. I really like Drohn, even know he is not presented as likeable, but there is something about him and his darkness. An action-packed story filled with darkness and demons.
This story covers a very dark story = lots of death, rape and so on. Just be aware of that when reading this. The first half was great, then midway it just got really messy. It jumped, then jumped and jumped again in a few pages. It skipped time and people a lot in the middle. It felt rushed and incomplete. I got what the Author was trying to do, make it all link up in a nice neat bow, but it just felt off.
The story has huge potential. Even with what I didn’t like about the story, I still enjoyed it.
(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the Author. Does not affect my review)