The People’s Necromancer
by Rex Jameson
For thousands of years, mankind warred without magic. Peculiar abilities were buried in history along with the storied paladins and the mysterious dark elves who rarely ventured into human towns.
That all changes at the end of the Tranquility Era, when a young man named Ashton accidentally raises his murdered best friend Clayton from the grave. Because of his mistake, Ashton becomes the focus of manhunts, armies, and the King’s judgement, but Ashton is not the biggest problem in the Kingdom of Surdel.
The golden age of man is coming to a close and enemies surround the civilized world. Lulled into a false sense of security by isolation and pervasive peace, human lords hatch petty schemes to weaken their rivals and gain favor with the throne. Meanwhile, an ancient darkness stirs beneath the Great Northern Mountains and the orcish hordes grow restless just beyond the Southern Peaks.
The Dark Paladin
by Rex Jameson
The paladins have a storied history, tainted by a twisted sacrifice. To fight the demon lords intent on taking over their world, they had to make a deal with one. Under this dark pact, Cedric Arrington is forged into a weapon.
The demon lord Orcus emerges from the underworld, and the foundations of the kingdom of Surdel begin to weaken. Undead rise without the Necromancer. Demons pour from Mount Godun, and no one but the paladins can smite the fiery creatures back to where they came from.
As King Aethis Eldenwald looks for answers to his demon and undead problem, old enemies from the south seek vengeance for recent wrongs. Meanwhile, the Necromancer Ashton Jeraldson is held hostage by a father grieving the loss of his famous son. When Ashton’s pleas for release fall on deaf ears, he is given a tantalizing choice: stay prisoner or make his own deal with the darkness.