Descent: Zachareth by Robbie MacNiven

Zachareth

A Descent: Legends of the Dark Novel

Zachareth

A Descent: Legends of the Dark Novel

By Robbie MacNiven

The first in an exciting new series of heroic fantasy novels, Zachareth, explores the past of one of Descent: Legends of the Dark’s most notorious villains.

Zachareth, Baron of Carthridge, is a driven, ruthless and obsessive man – a man who could be a hero, but he wants so much more. Having watched his father fall under the sway of a sorceress, Zachareth grows up craving knowledge and power. When his tutor at Greyhaven introduces him to forbidden magics, Zachareth discovers there is more to power than meets the eye. As he returns home to a barony on the verge of rebellion and beset by necromantic foes, Zachareth must choose his true path – the path of virtue and heroism, or that of darkness and villany; the line between the two is finer than most imagine.

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


Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: May 3, 2022
UK On Sale Date: July 21, 2022
Paperback ISBN: 9781839081446
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm


Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: April 5, 2022
ebook ISBN: 9781839081453


Audiobook

Global On Sale: May 31, 2022
ISBN: 9798765035283


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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“I honestly cannot recommend this enough. A fantastic standalone fantasy, a wonderful stepping stone into the world of Descent or a way to get more lore and depth to characters of the game. A definite must read if you like the game or fantasy in general.”
What You Tolkien About

“MacNiven does not disappoint: the story starts off fast and has actiona nd humor and at no point does it drag on unnecessarily.”
A Library Thing

“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.”
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“Page-turningly addictive… It’s quite dark and surprisingly powerful, and a far more emotional story than you might expect. Very much worth checking out.”
– Track of Words, on The Doom of Fallowhearth

“Deeply emotional and shows that a good writer can make a familiar and well-trod genre fresh and invigorating. Solid ★★★★★”
– Big Geordie Geek, on The Doom of Fallowhearth

Descent: Zachareth by Robbie MacNiven

Global Ebook On Sale: April 5, 2022
US Paperback On Sale: May 3, 2022
UK Paperback On Sale: July 21, 2022
Global Audiobook On Sale: May 31, 2022

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