Tim Stead - Fantasy Writer

The Sparrow and the Wolf

The Sparrow and the Wolf is the first trilogy that deals with the land of Terras and its people. The trilogy is complete, but at some stage the story will continue.

There is no map in the ebook, so if you like maps, there's one here.

History

Two thousand years ago the God Wars all but destroyed mankind, and those who called themselves gods along with it. There followed a five hundred year dark age, after which the land of Terras saw the creation of the six kingdoms, the lesser gods of the Benetheon and the birth of the present age.

Eleven centuries of border squabbles ended with the first Seth Yarra war, an invasion from over the sea. The kingdoms prevailed under the generalship of the Wolf God, Narak, but the victory saw a split in the Benetheon.

The Seventh Friend

Length: 185,000 words approx

Hero. Monster. Saviour. Butcher. Madman. Recluse. Wolf Narak, the deadly and charismatic god of wolves, has earned all the names men give him, and since the climactic and bloody final battle of the Great War he has shunned the company of mortal men and withdrawn to his forest home. There he is troubled by dreams of blood and fire, tormented by memories of his own deeds.

But fate has not quite finished with the victor of Afael.

He receives an impossible message, and as he follows the trail a suspicion grows to a certainty within him. War is coming again, and Narak must leave his beloved wolves and once more take up his twin blades. Once again he must become the general of the six kingdoms, the terror of his enemies, a hero, a butcher, the bloodstained god.

The Seventh Friend has been shortlisted for the Sir Julius Vogel Award: Best Novel 2014.

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Chapters


The Bloodstained God


Length 185,000 words approx

A year of blood and fire.

The west has fallen, but winter and the great wall at Fal Verdan protect the east. Cain, the innkeeper general, is once again entrusted with the defence of a wall, but this one he must first build, and he has only weeks to do it.

Narak finds a way to stop the Seth Yarra army, but at great personal cost, and he seeks help from the sixth kingdom which will come at a price he cannot accept.

The metal headed assassin stalks the gods themselves. They have sought sanctuary in Wolfguard, all but Pascha who discovers that she is, perhaps, the greatest monster of all.

And Wolfguard is not as safe as it seems.

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You can buy the book here, or leave a review if you've read it. Also available from Smashwords in a variety of formats.

Chapters

The Pity Stone

Length 193,000 words approx (incomplete)

Dagons fly again.

Narak walks into the frozen north, intent on saving those who wish to kill him. He seeks the Pity Stone and his quest will change him once again into something that he barely understands. He will do anything to save men from extinction, even if it costs a million lives.

Pascha lies in an enchanted sleep in Wolfguard but dreams of another place, learning the secrets of her power. She, too, will be changed forever.

The death-born warriors that she has unwittingly created struggle to come to terms with what they have become. Ancient magic is loose in the world once more, and the war is won, but with the dagons free again will that victory be lost in a final fiery apocalypse?

You can buy the book here, or leave a review if you've read it. Also available from Smashwords in a variety of formats.

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