Book 1 of the Luminocity Seed
by Daniel McDaniel
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Pub Date 01 Feb 2024 | Archive Date 15 Jun 2024
Daniel Makk, Endless Equinox
This brand new epic fantasy, full of strange worlds and dark twists, is perfect for fans of Brandon Sanderson, Fonda Lee, Patrick Rothfuss and George R. R. Martin.
Find your strength in the light, or lose your chains in the darkness.
Three sun gods bathe the city of legends, Luminocity, in their blessed light. The city stands on the decaying ruins of an ancient civilization. Skeletal skyscrapers guard their solemn secrets of forgotten technology and past tragedies.
But under the surface the light dies and shadows began. It is a dark god’s domain, even caged. And he holds his grudges through the eons.
Five fates intertwine, thrown onto the currents of destiny, played like puppets. Will they be able to tear free from their strings?
Laxerion Tama, disowned noble son and heist group mastermind, finds his leisurely life turned upside down. Both his estranged family and an enemy from the past test his strange ability to find lies in the light.
His brother, Val-Gustus Tama, general and golden son, is forced to take responsibility for threats to the city, as war brews on the horizon. Intrigue and betrayal test his resolve and character.
New and outlandish technologies emerge that push the boundaries of morality and the conscience of a young scientist, Ilumi. She arrived in Luminocity from the far north, carrying a dark secret.
A huntress of the depths, Aiana, struggles with her inner demons and the chains of her past.
Dawb, a young urchin struck by grief, searches for monsters prowling the short nights.
And deep down, below all, eldritch things stir in the dark.
A Note From the Publisher
The second book is well on its way, and there will be dozens to follow — creating an intricate, interconnecting web of fantasy series which, one day, hopefully will rival even the Cosmere.
Be there at the beginning!
Read it, leave a review and help this grandiose dream become a reality!
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★★★★★ “The world-building idea in the book is absolutely magnificent. I was captivated by the concept of a light vs dark duality, where they function as fluids and have practical applications in the real world as an energy source and within the book's magic system. It's a unique and exciting idea, especially when combined with Aztec mythology and the resurgence of a fallen civilization.” - Daniel, Voracious Fantasy Reader