The Children of the Seventh Son

The Dark Age, Book 2

Historical magic realism

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The year 600 of the Christian Era is the darkest time of the Dark Age. Young Javor the Sklavene has settled in Constantinople, civilization’s last bastion against dark forces that have shattered the Western Roman Empire.

Wielding two special weapons made from the Bones of the Earth, Javor has become the favourite monster-killer of the secret Gnostic Order. As his young family grows, he is sent to distant, exotic lands to eliminate threats and learn more about why the earth is intent on destroying humanity.Every mission seems to bring more questions than answers—until he finds the greatest danger comes not from forces from beneath the surface of the world, but from the very civilization he has been defending.

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Javor ran out of the crevasse just in time to see something huge, long and dark disappear up the cliff face. Ionnes pointed up after it. His jaw moved up and down, but no sound came out of his mouth.

“Drakon!” said one of the men, eyes wide. More of a boy, thought Javor. He could not have been more than 16 years old. His face was long and thin, his thick eyebrows almost hidden by an ill-fitting, old helmet that kept slipping down in front of his eyes. His arms looked thinner than new birch branches, and Javor wondered how the boy managed to hold up a shield.

“Bury seamlessly weaves together history, magic, and mythology.”—Gae-Lynn Woods, author of The Devil of Light

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