A homeless man is stalked by a pale, wraithlike creature with a mouthful of needle-sharp teeth. Maimed animals and a host of suicides cluster around a mountain in Scotland. And deep beneath the cobbled streets of Oxford, a malicious hoard besieges a hidden city.
Freya Reynolds is a university student with a touch of OCD and an obsession with myth and folklore. Daniel Tully is living rough on the streets of Oxford, waging a secret war against an enemy only he can identify. Years ago, they found themselves in a world few know is real. They have since gone their separate ways and tried to put that adventure behind them.
But the mythical world is now bleeding into our reality—a dark spiritual evil that is manifesting itself in forgotten corners of the British Isles. Alex Simpson is a Scottish police officer who specializes in hunting mythical creatures. Together, they must confront the past, the present, and points beyond to defeat the ultimate threat to humanity.
Nothing they’ve seen so far prepares them for what awaits . . . in The Realms Thereunder.
An exciting adventure begins!
With any sci-fi/fantasy book it’s up to the author to envision something that does not exist, and make it come alive to the audience. Ross Lawhead does a great job of describing people and places on paper and helping the reader picture these things in their minds. His descriptions are detailed and vivid which make all five senses become involved and participate in the story.
I loved how the author mixed folklore with reality…. explaining how dragons and other mythical beings and places can intertwine in our world today. Making the reader wonder…..if, maybe.
This is the first book in a new trilogy that I’m sure will take us on lots more twists and turns before its finished. A classic good vs. evil story, and I’m always believing that good WILL ultimately win out in the end.
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