Hey folks! We’re winding down what I’m calling the “month of Dar Tania,” but it’s not too late to pick up this awesome book! Eric K. Barnum’s introductory novella into his Forsaken Isles series mixes incredible fantasy with dashes of religion and philosophy. It all combines to make something truly magical and otherworldly.
Dar Tania, provides a solid foundation for Barnum’s other books in his series, but it stands strong even on its lonesome. It does what it sets out to do, introducing you to not only the history of the Forsaken Isles, but also to Barnum’s strong writing and interesting characters—not to mention its divine dragons. Woven together, each of these individual threads becomes something magical.
Thousands of years have passed with the dragon god Alerius watching over his many tribes of barbarians eastward on the Forsaken Isles. Waiting for just one of them to hear his mother’s divine voice, he has guided and driven his people to be worthy of their name – Morbat, children of dragons. Dar Tania, daughter of the Tribe of Horses is the first to face her Coming of Age test, pray to the Mother, and have that prayer answered. She becomes the first priestess of Tiamat and joins herself to Alerius’ dream of building an empire spearheaded by paladins and divine warriors.
I don’t have any shortage of great things to say about Dar Tania. It’s a delightful read, and even though it’s around one hundred pages, the writing is clever and concise enough to give you a tremendous amount of details. For Barnum’s entry into fantasy literature, this sure seems fleshed out and strong.
You’ll definitely enjoy Dar Tania, so why not pick it up on Amazon today? It’s free if you have Kindle Unlimited!
We also had the privilege of interviewing the author. Barnum is definitely an author who you like to get in the mind of. Check out that interview now!
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