My fourth book for Indie April is the dark fantasy Demonheart (Raging Elementals, #1) by J.J. Egosi.
The book has an action-packed start, involving orcs, a gold coin, and a dragon… even if it was only dreamt up by our protagonist. The main character Michael is an oddity. He is a light bringer in the dark realm. His white hair and blue eyes makes him stick out in the sea of dark hair and eyes of the people of his village.
Michael’s adoptive parents treat him worse than a servant, despite being the richest family around (and having oodles of gold 👑💸). They favor his younger stepsister, Isabella, who will be the heir of the Asmodai estate and billion-gold empire. Michael tolerates the verbal and physical abuse, until one day, he is thrown out unceremoniously by Isabella from the place he called home for most of his life.
Michael is perplexed. Why did his sister throw him out now? Why did she look sad about it? What dark secret is she hiding? Michael sets out to investigate this mystery, and so his journey begins in Demonheart.
Here is the description of the book:
In dark medieval times, a young man serves under the family of the wealthiest jewelry estate in all the land. He believed he’d be nothing more than an instrument of ridicule for all those that crossed his path. Until a violent tragedy exiles him from the only home he knew. Now, he must explore the world on his own in search of a new purpose. Where he meets an assassin in search of the world’s rarest creature: Elementals. Soon, he encounters a witch from another place; existing from a time long ago. Who tells him of a secret to his past he had to experience to truly believe. Now, he must search all corners of the world for something he never knew he had. During a life he never knew he lived. Before the demon king puts an end to all things he finally came to fight for.
This is a dark novel which gets more intense as you read it. There is violence and swearing… and lots of bodies 😱 Michael goes from one dangerous situation to another, so the story remains fast-paced. There are many unexpected twists and turns, such as Michael taking on the job of an assassin by accident.… until he is caught in his lie 😆
Demonheart is an interesting story that will keep you riveted on what happens next. I hope that you give this book a chance. Remember to choose an Indie book for Indie April. I am sure that the authors will appreciate your support.
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