As a dark flame consumes the world, a larger threat looms over the refugees of Solpate.
WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Winter 2020 - Best Young Adult Fantasy
WINNER: Readers' Favorite Book Awards 2020 - Bronze Medal - Young Adult Fiction-Epic Fantasy
"The world-building is intricate, strange but compelling, drawing fantasy elements into its own cohesive and engaging lore... The moving trees, or the ramblers, and the gods of the realm known as the Souls add a mythical and fantastical charm to the story. ...full of dark thrills, adrenaline-pumping moments, and heavy emotions... With twists, loss, revenge, and a quest for peace and freedom, Warden's Reign hits all the right notes not just for YA readers but older fantasy fans as well." Readers' Favorite Book Reviews, Lit Amri (5 STARS)
Orphans are snagged from their beds and used in the Warden's dark experiments. Those who seek asylum in the forest must survive the dangers of the night, when the forest trees uproot and roam free.
Fifteen-year-old Kole, with the help of his mentor, Russ , has adapted. He's learned to tame the rampant trees and protect the orphans. But when one of the Warden's mutated creatures discovers the camp and sets it aflame, Kole's life is upturned and the refugees' haven is lost.
Kole must convince the others to make a stand to save themselves-and all their people-from the anguish of becoming the next subjects of brutal experiments. Yet what chance does a rag-tag band of refugees have against the malevolent power and magic of the Warden and his vile creations?
EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS the first book in the "Essence of Ohr" series of wondrous young adult fantasy adventures.
"Unique, imaginative, and well-crafted world-building and a plot rife with danger and startling discoveries make for addictive reading." Readers' Favorite Book Reviews, Caitlin Lyle Farley (5 STARS)
"Warden's Reign is an exciting beginning to what promises to be an action-packed fantasy series. ...actually very original and extremely imaginative." Readers' Favorite Book Reviews, Scott Cahan (5 STARS)
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