No Reprieve

No Reprieve

Explore the origin of Blaine McFadden and his allies in this short story prequel to the epic Ascendant Kingdoms Saga from Gail Z. Martin.

Condemned to exile in an arctic prison colony for murdering his sister’s attacker, Blaine McFadden has lost everything — his title, his family and his fiancé. Velant Prison holds the worst of the kingdom’s convicts, overseen by brutal guards who are exiles themselves. When a sadistic guard takes things too far, Blaine’s insubordination makes him a target of the prison’s notorious commander. To survive, Blaine needs to rely on his wits and his fists — and a few good friends to watch his back.

Word Count: 7,000
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Genre: Fiction / Fiction / Action & Adventure

On Sale: December 15th 2015

Price: $1.99

Page Count: 31

ISBN-13: 9780316393034

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Praise

"War of Shadows is a rousing adventure full of action, intrigue, danger, and suspense. It's epic fantasy at its best, filled with vivid magic but grounded by real human emotion."—Aaron Rosenberg, author of the bestselling Adventures of DuckBob Spinowitz series
"This book kept me reading long past my bed time. As always, Gail Z. Martin delivers Epic Fantasy as it was meant to be read: gripping, action packed, and larger than life. A delight for any fan of the genre!"—Rachel Aaron, author of The Spirit Thief on War of Shadows
"A vivid, engrossing tapestry woven from epic heroism, post apocalypse struggles, perilous magic and darkest fantasy. A distinct and distinctive achievement."—Juliet McKenna, author of The Tales of Einarinn on War of Shadows
"Which of these things are on your epic fantasy checklist: Intense action in the first few pages which then carries right through to the last? Vivid battle scenes? Characters that combine the best of classic archetypes with fresh new twists? Snappy dialogue? Exciting world building? If you've checked even half of these items, then you owe it to yourself to check out Gail Z. Martin's War of Shadows. It's heroic adventure at it's rollicking finest."—Charles E. Gannon, author of Fire With Fire
"High mage magic, thrilling battles and heart-thudding adventure ­ yet another superb fantasy tale from Gail Z. Martin!" ­—Andy Remic, author of The Iron Wolves
"With a large cast of satisfying characters, Gail Z. Martin masterfully presents an epic struggle between the forces of life and the forces of death in a world of broken magic."—James Maxey, author of Greatshadow
"There's plenty of action and plot embroidery, and the pages turn easily."—Kirkus on Ice Forged
"The immediate action in this story pulls the reader in... And with more than a few unexpected twists, this easy-to-follow storyline will leave the reader completely surprised and ready for the next book in the saga."—RT Book Reviews on Ice Forged

The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga