At long last the sequel to Jeffrey Speight’s award winning novel Paladin Unbound is just on the horizon. For those of you who have yet to pick up this gem of a debut, I’m not sure what else I can do but give it all the praise in the world!
The last of a dying breed, a holy warrior must rise up against a growing darkness in Evelium.The most unlikely of heroes, a lowly itinerant mercenary, Umhra the Peacebreaker is shunned by society for his mongrel half-Orc blood. Desperate to find work for himself and his band of fighters, Umhra agrees to help solve a rash of mysterious disappearances, but uncovers a larger, more insidious plot to overthrow the natural order of Evelium in the process. As Umhra journeys into the depths of Telsidor’s Keep to search for the missing people, he confronts an ancient evil and, after suffering a great loss, turns to the god he disavowed for help. Compelled to save the kingdom he loves, can he defeat the enemy while protecting his true identity, or must he risk everything?
Paladin Unbound is a Dungeons and Dragons architype adventure that doesn’t pull any punches. Umhra is a half orc with a huge heart and a hidden secret that has many such parties interested in his fate. Friends and enemies will rise and fall but the quest continues into the next chapter of this incredible series Mystic Reborn. For those of you interested in hearing about this from the author himself, feel free to give my podcast interview below with Jeff Speight a listen.
And now for the main attraction, the cover reveal for the sequl to Paladin Unbound!
Some paths are meant to be walked alone.
Mystic Reborn is the continuation of Paladin Unbound, the award-winning start of the Archives of Evelium.
After embracing his destiny as the last of the Paladins, Umhra the Peacebreaker is granted ancient powers by the gods. When he returns to the ruins of Antiikin to fulfill a promise, he embarks on a journey that will push the limits of his abilities.
As the Grey Queen’s arrival heralds the fulfillment of a prophecy that could mean the end of humanity, the kingdom of Evelium desperately needs a hero. Can Umhra once more rise to the challenge and save mankind from annihilation?
I hope everyone is as excited as I am to read this sequel! Release date is April 1st, 2023 and this is no joke! Happy reading to all and as always, Cheers!