About the Book
Author: D.P. Prior
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Number of Pages: 310
Release Date: January 16, 2016
Synopsis: For more than a thousand years, the dwarves have hidden away from the world in their ravine city of Arx Gravis. Governed by an inflexible council whose sole aim is to avoid the errors of the past, the defining virtue of their society is that nothing should ever change. But when the Scriptorium is broken into, and Ravine Guard Carnifex Thane sees a homunculus fleeing the scene of the crime, events are set in motion that will ensure nothing will ever be the same again. Deception and death are coming to Arx Gravis. The riddles that preceded Carnifex’s birth crystalize into a horrifying fate that inexorably closes in. But it is in blood that legends are born, and redemption is sometimes seeded in the gravest of sins. For Carnifex is destined to become the Ravine Butcher, before even that grim appellation is forever lost, along with everything that once defined him.
"...a Fantasy Adventure of remarkable scope, populated by many memorable characters." ~ R. Nicholson, Ray Nicholson Reviews
" D.P. Prior masterfully tells a tale of bloodshed and heartache. A story filled with interesting characters that you will quickly come to care about." ~ Jared, Amazon Reviewer
"You need to whet your reading experience within this realm that D.P. has created. There is plenty of action and suspense." ~ Christopher, Amazon Reviewer
About the Author
Raised on a diet of old school Sword and Sorcery, and later influenced by the Heroic Fantasy of David Gemmell, the literary epics of Stephen R. Donaldson, and the “grimdark” offerings of Joe Abercrombie, Prior combines the imaginative daring of the old with the realism, tight point of view, and gallows humor of the new.
As well as being a prolific author, D.P.Prior is also an experienced fiction editor with an impressive portfolio of clients (http://homunculuseditingservices.blogspot.com).
He has also worked as a personal trainer, and is a competing member of the US All-Round Weightlifting Association.