Arnar is a land of warriors, its people as stalwart as the stones themselves. In a land of dark forests and ancient hill forts, a forgotten evil is awoken by curious minds.
The Great Histories and the Sagas say nothing of this evil, long passed from the memory of even the studious scholars of the College. For centuries, the scholars of Arnar have kept these records and preserved the knowledge and great deeds of a proud people. The story of these peoples forever chronicled in the Sagas of the Great Histories.
But now the evil spreads and the dead walk in its wake, terrible creatures roam the night and even the spirits are restless. The Dead Sagas could perhaps be the final chapters of these great records.
Many threads entwine to tell this Saga, interweaving the tales of those who played their part in the search for answers and ultimately their fight for survival. Amid plague, invasion and terror, the inexorable rise of the dead sends a kingdom scrabbling to its knees.
This dark fantasy epic combines dark malign horror and gritty survival adventure as the Dead Sagas unfold in a world where honour and renown is all, where beasts and savages lurk in the wilderness, and where sword, axe and shield is all that stands between the living and the grasping hands of the dead.
'Only valour and steel can stand against the rising dead'
A Ritual of Bone
Lee C. Conley
ISBN: 9781999375027 (Paperback)
ISBN: 9781999375034 (HardBack)
ISBN: 9781999375010 (E-book)
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A Ritual of Bone
"Gloriously dark and gory... recommended for fans of horror, fantasy, and good old-fashioned monster slaying."
The Fantasy Hive
“If you like brutal, grimdark fantasy, monstrous hordes, historically influenced settings and tasty lore then give this book a look”
"No shortage of surprises and it’s pretty much action from the start"
Fantasy Book Review
“There’s plenty of action and gory scenes to chew on here… Conley is skilled at establishing a tone of dread” Three Crows Magazine
“A story that will leave you breathless until the very end, a story that will push you into anxiety and make you bite your nails”
Diary of Difference Reviews
“To say it is one of the more original works of horror fantasy that I have read in quite some time would be an understatement… this book strikes an incredible balance between horror and medieval fantasy”
Nick T. Borrelli - Reviewer
“Fantastic atmosphere right from the beginning”
“There is an all-pervading sense of menace in the The Dead Sagas”
Phil Parker - Author
"A Ritual of Bone is very much a fantasy/horror mishmash that sends The Elder Scrolls and The Walking Dead on a date, and brings Vikings on as a third-wheel. It is an enjoyable romp that has several flashes of brilliance, boasts an enjoyable cast of characters, and is perfect for those looking for more necromancy on their fantasy sundae"