Fantasy Spotlight: Crown of the Sundered Empire

Crown of the Sundered Empire
by JC Kang
Indie Author: Yes
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Publication date: 10/8/19

Genres: Asian Myth & Legend, Sword & Sorcery Fantasy
Page Count: 599 Pages

Synopsis:

Only the demon in Tomas’ glass eye can save his village.

It might cost him his soul.

In a broken land where conquerors dream of empires, Tomas dreams of a day when the townsfolk won’t taunt him. After all, he’s the fishing village kid with a misshapen face.

Only the Rune vendor’s daughter treats him well. To win her heart, he relies on a quick wit and local superstitions to convince her he has Diviner’s Sight.

But if he did, he would’ve foreseen magic-fearing invaders plucking out his mismatched eye.

Or the demon trapped in the glass replacement. It reveals a world beyond human vision, while whispering temptations in his mind.

Now, with his village caught between the advancing armies of the Sun God’s mortal descendants and His Chosen People, Tomas must use a combination of calculation, cunning, and demonic insight to maneuver the forces of his world against each other—prince against prince, princess against princess, army against army—or see his home crushed forever beneath the wheels of war.

But to do so carries a dire risk.

Because using a demon could condemn your soul.

Get this epic fantasy now for a tale of war, intrigue, and magic, with twists layered atop twists.


Note: This is a new entry point into the Legends of Tivara. New readers will have no trouble immersing themselves in the new story line, while old readers will recognize familiar faces– particularly a snarky half-elf spy.

Cafe Buzz:
“I adore JC Kang’s Legends of Tivara stories. They are the definition of what constitutes epic sword and sorcery storytelling – and have turned me into a believer that a medieval Asia (mixture of ancient Japan and other Asian cultures) setting is far better for fantasy than a Euro-centric one. No surprise then that I loved the latest installment of these tales, Crown of the Sundered Empire. I love the lead character here, Tomas. It’s incredible what he goes through and overcomes. From a fishing village kid with a misshapen face to someone who is able to use a combination of calculation, cunning and demonic insight to manipulate the forces of his world against each other. Pretty incredible stuff. Pretty incredible story-telling too. Perfectly written, with a great plot, a perfect cast and perfect world-building. Also totally fun. Exactly what I look for and easily worth five stars.” ─  Amazon Customer ★★★★★

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