An ancient adversary in the east seeks to invade Ordefima and claim the treasures it holds.
When his beloved sister is captured, Rupert, the youngest son of the ruling family, is sent to save her. As the power of the enemy increases, can he overcome personal tragedy, emotional entanglements, and lost allegiances to emerge as the hero? Or will subversive forces and increasing austerity inspire the people to rebel against him?
The Dominion – Defiant is the second book in the fantasy trilogy. If you like epic adventure, dark brooding menace, vivid characters, and imaginative settings, then you’ll love this latest instalment by popular author Chris Cloake.
Vucusa sensed power on a bigger scale than his petty scheming could deal with. This was more than just a young girl’s tender flesh he was making contact with. Within her dwelt the hand of ancient nature, that had shaped the very fabric of the world since the dawn of time. And there was more, hidden in the depths of the night. A threat that loomed larger still, with the primed potency of a lightning strike. It was Vucusa’s turn to be wracked by fear. With a lurch he stood up and threw her away from him. While Socha struggled to regain her senses he spoke loudly into the ink black firmament above.
“I will not risk the wrath of Gaticus for the temptations of this sorceress of Ordefima. I saw what he did to my dear cousin, Vumlash, the only one I could ever trust. I read what was in the beast’s mind. She must be given to him pure, whole and in full health so he can rise to full strength and bring us untold riches. He watches us now. We must keep to our task.”
He retrieved his spear from the ground and advanced on Socha where she lay. The others returned to look on in puzzlement.
“Wrap yourself up and go to sleep,” he told her, kicking dust over the fire. “Tomorrow, I will deliver you to Gaticus and your fate will be sealed.”
About The Author:
Chris Cloake was born in 1964 and began telling stories a couple of years later. He grew up in Kent, England. He is motivated to write by a deep interest in life, particularly the cruel, deeply flawed nature of people contrasted with their incredible creativity and inspiration. The power of the natural world is a common theme in his work as a writer and professional photographer. He lives happily with his wife, two children and a large collection of music, books and board games.
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