On the Edge of Death: The Sundered Oath

Evolved Publishing LLC
1
Free sample

When an evil necromancer threatens all she loves, Ellaeva must risk her sanity to face down the darkness within her soul.

All the Left Hand of Death wants is something to call her own, but is the price too high?

Ellaeva, the fated avatar of the death goddess, is desperate to track down her missing family but the trail is decades old. Instead, she discovers her battered and bloodied sister priestesses driven across the Jerreki border on pain of death. Ellaeva must turn aside from her personal quest to investigate the murders, only to find her parents have been taken into the heart of the conflict.

Lyram Aharris, favoured son of the royal line of Ahlleyn, is the only living person she trusts to help her infiltrate the enemy stronghold and uproot the horror they find there, but their chequered past threatens the mission. Accompanying him is his crown prince, the one man Lyram wants dead above all others.

Now Ellaeva must face down the darkness in her soul before a dark god is brought into the world.

At the boundary of life and death, all oaths will be tested.

Evolved Publishing presents the second book in "The Sundered Oath" series of dark, epic fantasies. [DRM-Free]

Books by Ciara Ballintyne:

  • In the Company of the Dead
  • On the Edge of Death
  • Confronting the Demon
  • Stalking the Demon

More Great Fantasy from Evolved Publishing:

  • Heir of Thunder by Karissa Laurel
  • Shadow Swarm by D. Robert Pease
  • The Soulbound Curse by Kira A. McFadden
  • The Silver Sphere by Michael Dadich

Read more
Collapse

About the author

I grew up on a steady diet of adult epic fantasy from the age of nine, leaving me with a rather confused outlook on life – I believe the good guys should always win, but I know they often don’t. I am an oxymoron; an idealistic cynic.

I began my first attempts at the craft of writing in 1992. After writing far more failed epic stories than shorts, this culminated in the publication of my debut work, Confronting the Demon, in 2013. My first book published with Evolved Publishing is In the Company of the Dead.

I hold degrees in law and accounting, and I am a practising financial services lawyer. In my spare time, I speculate about taking over the world – how hard can it really be? If I could be anything, I’d choose a dragon, but if I am honest I share more in common with Dr. Gregory House of House M.D. – both the good and the bad. I am a browncoat, a saltgunner, a Whedonite, a Sherlockian, a Ringer and a Whovian… OK, most major geek fandoms. My alignment is chaotic good. I am an INTJ.

I live in Sydney, Australia, with my husband, my two daughters, and a growing menagerie of animals that unfortunately includes no dragons.

Read more
Collapse
5.0
1 total
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
Evolved Publishing LLC
Read more
Collapse
Published on
Apr 12, 2017
Read more
Collapse
Pages
518
Read more
Collapse
ISBN
9781622530328
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Language
English
Read more
Collapse
Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Read more
Collapse
Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
Read more
Collapse
Read Aloud
Available on Android devices
Read more
Collapse
Eligible for Family Library

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
Only a fool crosses a god.

WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – Fall 2016 – Best Fantasy

Chosen as a five-year-old orphan to be the Left Hand of Death, Ellaeva has nothing to call her own—nothing except a desire to avenge her slaughtered parents.

Lyram, third in line for the throne, is serving out his exile after the murder of his wife. When the castle is unexpectedly besieged, he fears his prince means to remove him from contention for the crown permanently.

Ellaeva’s arrival at the castle brings Lyram hope, until she reveals she has not come for the siege, but instead to hunt for a hidden necromancer dedicated to the dark god of decay.

Within their stone prison, Ellaeva and Lyram must fight to save themselves from political machinations and clashing gods. But as the siege lengthens, the greatest threat comes from an unexpected quarter.

[Epic Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Castle Siege, Epic Battle]

"Good Ol' Fashioned Fantasy Castle Siege: Strong writing, good world-building with all the terminology and the different gods, conflicted characters, ever-changing plot, intrigue, betrayal, and all the goodies of a good vs. evil battle." ~ Becky

"Ciara Ballintyne writes adventurous tales that revel in their sense of sheer fun, and IN THE COMPANY OF THE DEAD takes that to a proper battlefield-sized fantasy." ~ Ken Hughes

Evolved Publishing presents the first book in "The Sundered Oath" series of dark epic fantasies. [DRM-Free]

Books by Ciara Ballintyne:

In the Company of the DeadOn the Edge of DeathConfronting the DemonStalking the Demon

More Great Fantasy from Evolved Publishing:

Heir of Thunder by Karissa LaurelShadow Swarm by D. Robert PeaseThe Soulbound Curse by Kira A. McFaddenThe Silver Sphere by Michael Dadich

©2019 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.