Descent: Waiqar by Robbie MacNiven


A Descent Legends of the Dark Novel


A Descent Legends of the Dark Novel

By Robbie MacNiven

Enter the extraordinary fantasy world of Descent: Legends of the Dark through the eyes of its most notorious necromancer as he begins his conquest of the realms of Terrinoth

Waiqar, Lord of the Mistlands, is a necromancer of supreme power, arrogance, and skill. Driven by his hunger for absolute dominion, he has the whole of Terrinoth in his sights. But before he can raise his undead armies and march on the Baronies, his hold on the Mistlands must be complete. Waiqar’s court is rife with scheming and deception, from corrupt vampires with plans to usurp him, to an apprentice harboring dark ambition of his own. As his enemies vie for power, Waiqar’s own plans come to fruition. For power is hard won but easily lost, and the great necromancer has more to lose than anyone.

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Terrinoth: an ancient realm of forgotten greatness and faded legacies, of magic and monsters, heroes, and tyrants. Its cities were ruined and their secrets lost as terrifying dragons, undead armies, and demon-possessed hordes ravaged the land. Over centuries, the realm slipped into gloom… Now, the world is reawakening – the Baronies of Daqan rebuild their domains, wizards master lapsed arts, and champions test their mettle. Banding together to explore the dangerous caves, ancient ruins, dark dungeons, and cursed forests of Terrinoth, they unearth priceless treasures and terrible foes. Yet time is running out, for in the shadows a malevolent force has grown, preparing to spread evil across the world. Now, when the land needs them most, is the moment for its heroes to rise.

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Publication Details

Page Count: 352pp
Cover Art: Joshua Cairós
Genre: Fantasy

Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: March 21, 2023
UK On Sale Date: May 25, 2023
Paperback ISBN: 9781839082108
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: March 21, 2023
ebook ISBN: 9781839082115


Global On Sale: April 4, 2023
ISBN: 9798350800906

About the Author

ROBBIE MacNIVEN hails from the highlands of Scotland. A lifelong fan of sci-fi and fantasy, he has had over a dozen novels published in settings ranging from Marvel’s X-Men, to Descent: Legends of the Dark, to Warhammer 40,000. Having completed a doctorate in Military History from the University of Edinburgh in 2020, he also possesses a keen interest in the past. His hobbies include historical re-enacting and making eight-hour round trips every second weekend to watch Rangers FC.

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Interviews and Articles

“Waiqar is dark and bloody, it has an underlying sense of excitement that begs you to suspend disbelief and join a fabulous fantasy world for a while.”
Witty and Sarcastic Book Club

“Another riveting fantasy novel in the ‘Decent: Legends of the Dark’ series”
Midwest Book Review

“Waiqar has everything that I love about fantasy stories, it has complex double dealings and betrayals, court politics, the outbreak of war and huge battles, dangerous monsters, deep history, and complex characters.”

“I loved how easily Robbie MacNiven wove the lore and history of this world into the plot and wrote everything in a realistic and three-dimensional way.”
A Mac

“Drama intrigue and action intermingle to create a pulse pounding fantasy that is hard to put down.”
What You Tolkien About

Praise for Robbie MacNiven

“It’s clear that MacNiven knows his stuff, and the fights feel like they leap off the page and are wonderfully clear and easy to follow. He gives plenty of detail, enough that you can clearly picture everything that’s happening, and you’ll soon find yourself getting swept up by the grandeur of it.”

Transcribe, on Zachareth

“Page-turningly addictive… It’s quite dark and surprisingly powerful, and a far more emotional story (no spoilers) than you might expect. Very much worth checking out.”

Track of Words, on Doom of Fallowhearth

Descent: Waiqar by Robbie MacNiven

Global Ebook On Sale: March 21, 2023
US Paperback On Sale: March 21, 2023
UK Paperback On Sale: May 25, 2023
Global Audiobook On Sale: April 4, 2023

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