SPFBO 2021 Semi-finalist
Everybody knew the Cursed were coming.
Nobody knew how to defeat them.
The Goranians thought they were ready to face demons in battle. But when the foretold War of the Last Day begins, one fact becomes clear: the doom of Gorania is just a matter of time. Now its fate rests in the hands of a hapless trio.
By joining the mages’ guild, Leila cedes her title as the Crown Princess of Murase. But as she struggles with her lack of talent, the Army of the Cursed approaches her country. Leila will have to decide if she is ready to protect her loved ones, or she should abandon them and run for her life.
Nardine, the Crown Princess of Bermania, hears a rumor that her long-gone father was so close to finding a weapon against the immortal demons. While she investigates what has happened to his unfinished work, a rebellion threatens to tear apart her kingdom.
Far in the harsh northern lands of Skandivia, Halgrim starts a perilous journey to claim a birthright he has been denied because of a lie. If his journey goes according to plan, nothing will stand between him and his ultimate prize. Nothing, except the Army of the Cursed.
Can the three unite and put aside their differences before it is too late? The entire human race is already on the brink of extinction.
ARMY OF THE CURSED is a thrilling read for epic fantasy fans who yearn for their Game of Thrones fix. Brace for a tale of magic, betrayals, and fear of the unknown, and lose yourself in the world of Gorania.
The fall of Paril paves the way for the Cursed Army to invade the rest of Gorania. Thousands of runaways from all six kingdoms flock north to the Frozen Forest, and humanity is put to the test as the Goranians are about to fight each other to the death for their place in Karun’s Cave.
Nardine and her mother believe they still have a slim fighting chance to end the Cursed invasion, but first they have to convince their restless vassals who are on the brink of mutiny, then deal with the obstinate Skandivians who regard the Bermanians as the threat. Halgrim seeks a friend’s help to catch up with his family fleeing north, but the cost of that help might be heavier than he thinks. And Leila, dragged into a war she hasn’t sought, makes an uncalculated move that will shift the odds, but not necessarily in the Goranians’ favor.
War of the Last Day enters a starker phase as more Goranian kingdoms fall, leaving the fate of mankind in the hands of clashing factions. Unless they realize that their broken sigils and tattered banners have become obsolete, nothing will stop the Cursed from annihilating every human being in Gorania.