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Felix Fogelström
Author, Translator, Editor (anthology)
Shady Rulers
Ira Styrkur, author

Young Adult; Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror; (Market)

In a world where ancient secrets and mystical powers collide, Shady Rulers sweeps you into an unforgettable journey. Terrack, an exiled first elf, hungers for revenge against his own father, King Jarsophos, as he forges an unlikely alliance with a formidable orc army. As the forces of mysticism rise from obscurity, a profound transformation unfolds, altering history's course forever. Follow Ray and his daring helicopter crew through a dystopian landscape, venturing into an otherworldly realm that challenges their beliefs. Discover the enigmatic character of Mr. Mora, whose identity shifts like shifting sands, and meet Silas, a young elven boy who unearths a hidden gem that holds the key to his destiny. Shady Rulers is a spellbinding tale of adventure, magic, and the enduring quest for truth, leaving you breathless with every turn of the page, feeling the need to know more. If you're a new reader or intimidated by thick books, Shady Rulers is the perfect thriller for you. Shady Rulers is the perfect book to get you into reading: it's fast-paced, action-packed, easy to read, and impossible to put down. Looking for a fast-paced, action-packed thriller that's perfect for new readers? Shady Rulers is the book for you. Shady Rulers is a thrilling adventure that's easy to read, even if you're not a regular reader. It features a unique blend of two genres, creating a world that is both familiar and strange. The characters are complex and engaging, and you'll find yourself rooting for them, hating them, and laughing with them all at the same time. The writing is witty and engaging, and the author has a knack for creating vivid descriptions and suspenseful scenes. Shady Rulers is more than just a thriller. It's also a story about friendship, love, and the power of hope in the face of darkness. Action and thrills jam-packed into every page. That's Shady Rulers. If you're someone who doesn't usually read, but you're looking for a book that will keep you entertained from beginning to end, then Shady Rulers is the book for you. This fast-paced, action-packed thriller is full of twists and turns that will leave you breathless. With its unique blend of Medieval Fantasy and Science Fiction, Shady Rulers will transport you to a world where anything is possible. If you're looking for a book that will transport you to another world and keep you on the edge of your seat, then Shady Rulers is the book for you. (Read the back of the book for a synopsis) Bonus reason: Shady Rulers is written by a 15-year-old author from Sweden. If you're looking to support a new and talented voice in literature, then Shady Rulers is a great choice.
Reviews
independentbookreview.com

”An action-packed novel, Shady Rulers interweaves multiple plotlines into the ultimate cross-genre tale.” - Independentbookreview.com
Shady Rulers: Volume One highlights fun and
excitement, seeking to engage readers with rapid
pacing, humorous banter among the characters, and
dazzling twists. It ambitiously takes on a challenging
narration plan and keeps multiple balls in the air as it
juggles competing (and ultimately complementing)
storylines and point-of-view characters.
In a world where the two sides of the globe are long separated by a great barrier
storm, wildly divergent civilizations have developed.
Half of the world resembles a classic fantasy setting: medieval-adjacent and replete
with orcs, elves, and even a dragon. Here, a charismatic street urchin seeks his fortune
while high-elf politics threaten the stability of the known world. Exiled elf prince
Terrack organizes the orcs to invade his high-elf homeland. But layer upon layer of
intrigue and secrets complicate Terrack’s plan.
A technologically modern civilization lies beyond the storm, but it is in ruins after a
terrible apocalypse. High-ranking shenanigans are afoot here, too, while an
adventurous party of nomads-turned-soldiers find themselves completely out of their
element, coping with undreamed of challenges.
Shady Rulers is the first installment of a multipart story and focuses primarily on the
various characters’ backstories: the events that bring them to the big confrontation.
And there are a lot of characters (twenty-four appear on a character list, with
illustrations) as well as a variety of settings (featured on some helpful maps) and an
assortment of tantalizing plot hooks.

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