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Change of Fortune: A Fateful Force Origins story, prequel to The Tome of Syyx.
Ancient evils stir. Deals must be brokered. But who can be trusted?
Armies of orcs and hobgoblins are far from the only threats to peace on the frontier.
When a motley crew of adventurers (The Fierce Force) discover a corpse that does not bleed, they have no choice but to take on increasingly dangerous missions and the seemingly-impossible task of confronting forces beyond their experience.
But what hopes of survival do they have in the face of dragons, necromancy, and plague masters?
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Gritty, eloquent, and teaming with plot twists!
Saristavros’ debut to The Fateful Force series is an unrivaled combination of immersive worldbuilding, gripping action sequences, haunting necromancy, and diverse fantasy races that will enthrall even the pickiest fantasy readers!
The Fierce Force consists of:
Zom, a half-orc fighter who hunts full-blooded orcs for vengeance
Akke, a deceptive and cunning half-elf female bard, skilled in illusion spells
Ailuros, an adventure-junkie panthor (Catman) ranger, skilled in tracking and hunting
Osho, a human monk serving the God of the Dead, skilled in hand-to-hand martial arts
Stavros Saristavros is a Greek-Australian world-building extraordinaire who creates elaborate fantasy realms based on his vast experience as a Dungeons and Dragons Dungeon Master. When he’s not enthralling his readers and D&D party members with his twisting plots and surprising character development, he shares free role playing game (RPG) battle maps and resources on his website for tabletop gamers.
As an avid MMA fan, he trains extensively in boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and is a Black Belt in karate – all of which helps him write realistic fight sequences in his action-packed novels. Don’t miss The Tome of Syyx, the first novel in The Fateful Force series today!
“Stavros Saristavros’ Dungeons & Dragons-inspired debut, THE TOME OF SYYX, is an epic labor of love that is sure to resonate with like-minded readers.”
Fans of the whole LitRPG genre, Dungeons and Dragons, and fantasy fans will find something to love here – and even those who are not well versed in these subjects can find a wonderful introductory experience of them in The Tome of Syyx.
An engaging tale filled with epic battles and plenty of magic.
“I was thrilled for this book based on its synopsis: Orcs and Dragons and Adventure bode for an amazing story ready to unfold. And I cannot fault it: a great story did unfold!”
Reedsy Reviewer – Elodie de Groot
“The Tome of Syyx starts with an exciting battle scene, dropping us straight into the action. The descriptive writing is terrific: Saristavros’ character development is solid, with character traits and histories introduced organically throughout the book. His adherence to a character’s viewpoint is also admirable. It is an excellent fantasy novel that should appeal to all fans of the genre.”
OnlineBookClub.org – Josh Fee
A Fateful Force Origins Story: A time before grand adventures and ancient evils.
Struggling to come to terms with her lot in life, Akke believes beyond hope that she is destined for something greater than to live out her days as the life of a street rat. So when she is presented with the opportunity to rid herself of the invisible shackles of a corrupt city, Akke does not hesitate to take her fate into her own hands. But are dreams only for fools and the desperate? And is she just trading one set of shackles for another?