Dark times continue to plague the ravaged land of Veronia. Nicolai and Jewel have been captured, a powerful talisman falls into the hands of the enemy, and the might of the Kiman Empire sits on Tamore’s doorstep. In an attempt to protect Tamore from destruction, Leo “The Bloody Rose” stands with his army in one last, death-defying attempt to defend Veronia against the Kiman Empire. Outnumbered and facing off against sorcerers embedded within the Red Army’s ranks, Leo’s stronghold threatens to fall.
Meanwhile Abaddon, the leader of the Kiman Empire, is attempting to conjure up what was thought to be an extinct race of giants to aid in the war while Nicolai and Jewel are forced to watch. By using the might of the giants, Abaddon reveals his plan to flatten Veronia first and rule the world not only as an emperor, but as a living a god. Nicolai discloses to Jewel that the Ring of Solomon has the power to reveal forbidden knowledge to its bearer. Now that it is in enemies’ hands, Abaddon is closer than ever to succeeding in summoning monsters, threatening to destroy Tamore, and the Free Cities of Veronia, forever.
Daniel L Welch was born in Stroud, Oklahoma in 1984. After graduating from Claremore High-School, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he embarked on a four year active duty enlistment that took him around the world. He was stationed in California, Virginia, Okinawa Japan and deployed to Fallujah, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
After an honorable discharge from the military, Daniel moved back to Claremore, Oklahoma. In 2007 he began employment at his local Sheriff’s Office. In 2008, Daniel was lent a book and after completing it, fell in love with reading fantasy/fiction and immersed himself in the genre. In 2013 he began writing his own novel and Tears of Blood (The Veronian Archives) was born.
Outside the realm of literature, Daniel has received numerous awards for his service in the military, and as a Law Enforcement Officer. In 2013 he graduated from American Public University with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. Daniel is an Oklahoma Defensive Tactics Instructor and a former amateur mixed martial arts, cage-fighter. Daniel currently lives in Claremore, Oklahoma with his girlfriend Pun, and their Chihuahua named Taco (Co-Author). He spends most of his spare time fishing, reading, and writing gritty, fictional novels……
To learn more about Daniel and his upcoming books, visit his website at www.daniellwelch.com.