A new constitution prepares Carlissa for an era of enlightenment. The harsh traditions of the past fade, and a promise of freedom stirs the air. In the space of one terrifying day, that promise is shattered in a bloodbath of fire and magic.
An ancient enemy returns with the opening of the Hell Gate. Chaos reigns as the people rally to fight a desperate battle for survival, and many wonder bitterly why the gods seem to have abandoned them. Their only hope lies with the magic of the Archmage — and his, with a free-spirited princess who never wanted to rule. She must find the strength to set aside her bard’s calling and take up a battle against impossible odds, or surrender her land and people to the Black Magus and his demons.
Hell Gate was originally released in 2017 by Andarian Publishing as part of, and under the title, Dawn of Chaos. It was re-released in 2021 by Andarian Publishing as a four novella serial under the following titles. This book combines that serial into a single novel.
1 - The Return of the Horde 2 - The Ring of the Killravens 3 - The Massacre of Lannamon 4 - The End of the Beginning
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I’m Tony Andarian, and I’m the author of the Sanctum of the Archmage epic fantasy novels and games. They are published by my personal imprint, Andarian Publishing.
Invested from a young age with an overactive imagination, I’ve had a life-long love of science fiction, fantasy, computer games, and writing. In my career as a computer scientist I’ve worked in areas ranging from machine learning to quantum computing.
I’m also an indie computer game developer. As Andarian in the Neverwinter Nights gaming community I released two award-winning, Hall of Fame “adventure modules” based on parts of the Sanctum saga. Their success helped convince me to explore my passion for storytelling in today’s new world of self and e-publishing.