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Monday, March 17, 2014

Featured Indie Book: Well of the Elements (Coren Graves)

Well of the Elements (Coren Graves)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Epic Fantasy / Dark Fantasy Well of the Elements (Return of Darkness) by Coren Graves.

Well of the Elements is an enchanting first look into the world of Legends that will keep the reader turning pages and leave them scrambling for the sequel. The story follows four unlikely companions as they find themselves drawn into the nefarious scheme of the Shadow Sanctum, a forgotten order of sorcerers from the dark past.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon CreateSpace and is available as eBook and Paperback - 207 pages - released in November 2013.

About the Book

Six centuries had passed since the land of Valgarde was torn asunder by the forces of the Undead Hordes, an army of nightmarish creatures ripped from the world of the dead. Though humanity prevailed in the final hour, evil had left it's scar on their world. The seductive power of dark magic had planted its seed. Over time, the stories of the past had fallen into legend and myth, mere fairy tales to keep children in their beds at night,...but evil cannot be silenced forever.

As four unlikely companions are recruited to search for an ancient artifact, hidden agendas begin to surface.

Who are the Shadow Sanctum? What do they want? Can they be stopped?

Well of the Elements (Coren Graves)
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"Well of the Elements" is the first installment of the "Return of Darkness" series. As the foundation of the series, 'Elements' sets the stage for the rest of the series; Introducing the intial heroes as well as a few of the antagonists, showing some of the world's lore, and setting gears in motion for the race against the coming storm that will comprise the series.

Reviews (Excerpts)

- "I absolutely loved this book. It was a very easy read and super addicting. It was easy to get lost in the storyline and i Can't wait for the next one! " - Stephanie Robbins

- "I was completely thrilled with this book from the first chapter. I could see a movie in the progress as I read. I really got to know the characters and cannot wait for the next book. This author has a great future ahead of him. I hope this is the first of many series to come from Coren Graves." - Robin Smith

- "I enjoyed the book immensely. Not paced to fast or to slow, keeps your interest peaked in just the right areas. And my favorite thing, being a novice fan fiction writer there are many place to branch off side stories in such a small book my imagination is already tingling!" - James Swet

About the Author

Author Coren Graves
Author Coren Graves
Coren Graves born in a small town on the outskirts of St. Louis, has long been entranced by fantasy in all forms; Be it literature, film, or gaming. From a young age, Coren devoted his free time to developing his own unique niche of fantasy. As the "world" he designed grew, so, too, did his hunger for creating. By the age of 16, he had completed two table-top role-playing games, one of which was the original Legends RPG. His groundbreaking perspective of fantasy became infectious. As he shared his work through his community, the Legends name became somewhat of a Legend in it's own right.

"I think the problem with most fantasy is that it's flashy and epic at first, but it eventually falls in line with every other fantasy. The glamour of the unique worlds fades and what you're left with is a world of separate lands and separate people with nothing in common and very little impact on each other. In the end you find yourself saying 'Is this believable?'. When the allure fades, alot of times the world your left with is just too impractical to believe. And if you can't believe it at least a little, you can't get into the story. When the initial glow fades, you have to have a good story, something that runs deeper than the surface. You need a rich history, deeply rooted relations, lore that impacts more than just a few moments." -- Coren Graves on creating a living world.

Coren now lives with his wife, Syrena, and their son in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Syrena shares in his passion for fantasy and is currently working on projects of her own.

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Well of the Elements (Coren Graves)