A Wizard’s Dark Dominion (The Gods and Kings Chronicles Book 1)

Written by Lee H. Haywood

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Condemned for using a forbidden spell. Imprisoned in a cell buried deep beneath the earth. One wizard will make his captors regret their choice.

When Demetry, a promising young wizard at Taper Academy, discovers a fire-damaged book hidden in the headmaster’s study, he can’t contain his excitement. The book is the Paserani Haote, an ancient spell book that contains the original teachings of the gods. Eager for a challenge, Demetry delves into the book’s dark arts. But when he fails to control the book’s most treacherous spell, it sets off a deadly chain of events that rocks Taper Academy to its core.

Although Demetry’s crime is punishable by death, his life is inexplicably spared. Instead of being sent to the gallows, he is sent to Coljack, a fortress prison built to house the kingdom’s most dangerous criminals. After the prison warden begins to put Demetry through a series of brutal tests, Demetry realizes the prison isn’t what it seems, and the key to survival might be his mysterious new cellmate, an ancient wizard who stole a weapon capable of reshaping the world from the king.

Critical Praise

“From start to finish the story flows and travels with a masterful and well thought out rhythm, never missing a beat…. (Haywood) has laid the groundwork for what I believe will be a brilliant and exciting journey in epic fantasy.” – ★★★★★ Book Review Village

“It’s dark, intense, and character-driven. The setting is full-to-bursting with palpable magic and struggle. And if I say much else, I think I’ll be giving far too much away. Like most good books, it’s best discovered for yourself.” – ★★★★★ Amazon Reviewer

A Wizard’s Dark Dominion is fantasy at its best.” – ★★★★★ Books are Theater of the Mind

Epic Fantasy Books in the Series

The Order – A stand-alone prequel

A Wizard’s Dark Dominion
The Guardian
The Guardian Stone



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