Jeffrey L. Kohanek not only reveals the cover of the fourth book in the Wardens of Issalia series, but also presents to you a box set which contains all four books, and a free book to boot!
Jeffrey L. Kohanek grew up in rural Minnesota where comic books sparked his young imagination, inspiring fantasies of heroes with super-powers saving the day. His tastes later evolved to fantasy epics featuring unlikely heroes overcoming impossible odds to save worlds born from the writer’s imagination.
Now residing in southern California, Jeff uses his imagination to weave tales of engaging characters caught in fantastic plots to inspire the dreamer within us all.
Jeffrey’s published fantasy books include the Runes of Issalia trilogy, the follow-up four-book series, Wardens of Issalia, and the stand alone title Rogue Legacy. You can expect more books to follow, including an entire new epic fantasy series launching in autumn 2019.
A Kingdom Under Siege
An enemy threatens the kingdoms of Issalia, bent on conquest with the desire to vanquish Chaos magic forever. The Empire has returned. Assassinations, subterfuge, and betrayal have fueled a rapid rise to power – a rise backed by fire-powered weapons. This enemy army swells with superior numbers and threatens the western kingdoms of Issalia. With King Brock gone, the domination of Issalia is merely a matter of time. The wardens, agents from a clandestine organization known as ICON, work in secret to stop this radical enemy. Trained as spies, warriors, rangers, inventors, and magic-users, the wardens have successfully reduced the enemy threat, but by doing so, they leave the Empire no choice. War is certain. The attack is coming soon. The kingdoms must stand against the Imperial Army’s advanced weapons and superior numbers. The wardens and Chaos magic offer slim hope, but a leader is required to achieve victory – a legend whom many believe is dead. Join the battle. The fate of Issalia hangs in the balance.
Wardens of Issalia Box Set
1,300 pages of MAGIC, SECRETS, INTRIGUE, and BETRAYAL An empire rises, fueled by subterfuge, assassinations, and fire-powered weapons. A team of young agents train in secret, preparing to disarm this enemy from within before all is lost. Includes the COMPLETE Wardens of Issalia series -- novels that combine for over 75 5-star Amazon reviews, and 150 Goodreads 5-star ratings. Books in this boxed set: A Warden’s Purpose: Wardens of Issalia, Book I The Arcane Ward: Wardens of Issalia, Book II An Imperial Gambit: Wardens of Issalia, Book III A Kingdom Under Siege: Wardens of Issalia, Book IV Meet the Wardens of Issalia: Everson is an awkward, disabled teen who dreams of a better tomorrow. Blessed with a brilliant mind, he melds magic and science in ways never before seen. His greatest discovery could liberate him and change the world. Or, it could destroy everything. Quinn is Everson’s overprotective sister. While she is average in every way, Quinn’s fiery spirit and relentless determination fuel her desire to protect those who cannot protect themselves. Trained as an espion, she finds herself alone and in the heart of an enemy stronghold. If only she knew whom she could trust. Brandt, the second son of a king, is a prankster who lacks a sense of purpose. When he joins the wardens, he is forged into something more, leveraging his fearless nature and his skill with magic. Will his courage be enough when the fate of thousands hangs in the balance? Cassie is Brandt’s twin sister and his coconspirator until things go too far. When she joins the wardens, she discovers magic abilities unlike anyone has ever seen. What new ability will she discover next? Puri is the premier archer among her people. She joins the wardens to train as a ranger but soon finds herself on missions rife with danger. How many will die if she fails? Curan, the son of a renowned warrior, joins the wardens with dreams of making his father proud. Blessed with strength and quickness, he trains to fight while augmented by magic, able to slay enemy soldiers as if they were children. Can he overcome the ghosts of those who die by his sword? These wardens join a larger cast of characters, young and old. Read on and discover what readers call "A thrilling fantasy adventure, filled with intrigue, action, twists, and betrayal."
A Word From Jeffrey L. Kohanek
When I finished the Runes of Issalia series, I sat down and considered what might happen next in the fantasy world I had grown to love.
There were four characters I wanted to write and those characters had to play a key roles in my story. Everson was the first character, a shy, awkward and disabled teen who could not walk but was highly intelligent and creative. His desperate need to feel useful drives him and that sense of agency was something I found interesting. His adopted sister’s fierce nature was to be the result of her having to protect him while they were growing up. This forged Quinn into the kind of strong, fiery heroine I needed for my story.
The other two characters were Cassie and Brandt, twin children of the two primary characters from my prior series. Both would become the most powerful magic users ever recorded, possessing abilities never before seen. However, their personalities were as important as their skills. Having grown up as a prince and princess, they wouldn’t take anything seriously since their older brother was the crown prince and the only child with a defined path . The twins being arrogant pranksters was the natural result.
From there, things just fell into place. My story would not be about good and evil, but about conflicting ideals. One side would value magic and the freedom of those who can wield it. The other feared magic and would see anyone who might harness it dead. When one side rises behind assassinations and subterfuge, the other forms a secret organization to combat those methods.
And thus, the wardens were formed.
If you enjoy fast-paced fantasy adventures filled with characters who maintain a fun, hopeful nature, check out the Wardens of Issalia.
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