The Withered King


“Tempest Blades – The Withered King… It’s a science fantasy epic that bursts with originality. It is new, it is fresh, and it makes the imagination soar.

In short, this is not something you’ve read before.”

Leo McBride. Author.


Fionn is the wielder of a legendary Tempest Blade, and he is blessed – or cursed – by the Gift. Though his days as a warrior are long over, his past leaves him full of guilt and regret. Life, however, has other plans for him, when he agrees to help a friend locate a missing person.

Gaby and Alex never expected to become heroes… until they met Fionn. As an ancient evil arises and consumes the land, Fionn must help them to master their own Gifts and Tempest Blades.

Together the three of them, and their friends, will chart a course aboard the flying ship Figaro to save the planet. Will Fionn’s past be an anchor, or will he overcome the one failure from his former life before time runs out?

In a world where magic and science intermingle, anything is possible.

Including second chances.

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“It’s a book that should appeal to readers looking for adventure and fun.”

Maria Haskins. Author & Translator. 4-stars

“Like Final Fantasy meets Dungeons & Dragons! An action-packed sci-fantasy adventure that fans of the genre will love!”

-Diane Morrison, Author of the “Wyrd West Chronicles” & Manager of the official SFWA YouTube channel. 4-stars

“It was a fun, fast book, full of action beats. It was also surprisingly introspective and deep. As entertaining as it was, this is ultimately a book about second chances. I found it highly enjoyable.”

– Jodie Crump. Witty and Sarcastic Bookclub. 3-stars

“It will be interesting to follow Victoria, as more of his highly original stories emerge, so he is certainly not one to miss!”

Alexander Pyles of Pyles of Books. 3-stars

“The Withered King is an impressive debut that any reader of speculative fiction should enjoy.”

Paul at Paul’s Picks. 4-stars

Straight off the bat, this is a whirlwind of a book, it’s colorful, imaginative, with great characters and world-building.

– Gaynor Smith at Paperbacks & Pinot. 4-stars

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