Everywhere, magic is feared by commoners while revered by the nobility. But, if a mage hunter discovers a peasant with magical potential, their future is changed forever. A life of luxury awaits those who succeed in their training, but failure leads to a much darker destiny.
For Natalia, whose magical abilities revealed themselves at an early age, there is no choice. Torn from her mother's arms, she is borne away to the Volstrum, an institution steeped in mystery. There, trained as a battle mage, she has the potential to be one of the most powerful spellcasters ever. Yet the price they demand of her is too high!
Athgar's life, however, was shattered the day his magical potential was released by the very fire that nearly consumed him. Even while the Orcs taught him to master his new talents, he could not forget those who were savagely ripped away. Blindly driven by revenge, it's not until he meets Natalia and nearly dies again that he realizes something much more sinister is unfolding.
Now, she is on the run from her family, while he desperately hunts for his! Together, they embark on a voyage to unearth a dark conspiracy that has remained secret for years.
Discover a land infused with magic and mystery as Paul J Bennett's newest Sword & Sorcery series, The Frozen Flame, begins in Ashes.
Curl up with your copy of Ashes, and enjoy a spellbinding tale today!
What readers are saying about Paul J Bennett’s books:
★★★★★ - “Fabulously written, loved it.”
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★★★★★ - "This story gripped me and kept me turning the pages."
★★★★★ - "Action, Intrigue, Adventure, Romance and some twists!"
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★★★★★ - "The most amazing adventure with a strong magical influence."
★★★★★ - “The tale flows effortlessly along, blending action, adventure and heartwarming scenes.”
★★★★★ - “It’s really difficult to stop reading these books. Looking forward to more books from this author.”
Other Books by Paul J Bennett
The Frozen Flame Series:
The Awakening/Into the Fire - Prequels
Heir to the Crown Series:
Battle at the River - Prequel
Servant of the Crown
Sword of the Crown
Mercerian Tales: Stories of the Past
Heart of the Crown
Shadow of the Crown
Mercerian Tales: The Call of Magic
Fate of the Crown
Burden of the Crown
Mercerian Tales: The Making of a Man
Defender of the Crown
Fury of the Crown
War of the Crown
Power Ascending Series:
Tempered Steel - Prequel
The Chronicles of Cyric:
Into the Maelstrom - Prequel
A Midwinter Murder
The Beast of Brunhauser
About the author
Paul J Bennett (b. 1961) emigrated from England to Canada in 1967. His father served in the British Royal Navy, and his mother worked for the BBC in London. As a young man, Paul followed in his father’s footsteps, joining the Canadian Armed Forces in 1983. He is married to Carol Bennett and has three daughters who are all creative in their own right.
Paul’s interest in writing started in his teen years when he discovered the roleplaying game, Dungeons & Dragons (D & D). What attracted him to this new hobby was the creativity it required; the need to create realms, worlds and adventures that pulled the gamers into his stories.
In his 30’s, Paul started to dabble in designing his own roleplaying system, using the Peninsular War in Portugal as his backdrop. His regular gaming group were willing victims, er, participants in helping to playtest this new system. A few years later, he added additional settings to his game, including Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic, World War II, and the all-important Fantasy Realm where his stories take place.
The beginnings of his first book Servant to the Crown originated over five years ago when he began running a new fantasy campaign. For the world that the Kingdom of Merceria is in, he ran his adventures like a TV show, with seasons that each had twelve episodes and an overarching plot. When the campaign ended, he knew all the characters, what they had to accomplish, what needed to happen to move the plot along, and it was this that inspired to sit down to write his first novel.
Paul now has four series based in his fantasy world of Eiddenwerthe, and is looking forward to sharing many more books with his readers over the coming years.