The Darker Road by L. B. Graham
Wandering Series (Book 1)
The empire of Eirmon Omiir, king of Barr a-Dohn, couldn’t be stronger. Eirmon rules all Aralyn with an iron hand. Meridium, the metal alloy that is both the source and currency of power throughout the world was discovered in Barra-Dohn, and it remains dominant because of it.
The family of Eirmon Omiir couldn’t be more fractured. Eirmon cares for little beyond the power of his throne and his own personal pleasure, and the sins of the father have had generational consequences. Eirmon’s son, Kaden, has reaped their bitter harvest. His family is in shambles, a deep divide separating him from both his wife and his son.
A series of mysterious visitors begins to converge on Barra-Dohn, and both Eirmon and Kaden face choices that will determine not only the fate of the Omiir family, but the future of the empire they rule.
What others are saying
“Readers will likely be reminded of biblical stories and Greek tragedies, but rather than presenting absolute moral stances, Graham effectively fleshes out the motivations, obligations, and characters of those involved. This is a highly entertaining as well as thoughtful contribution to Christian fantasy.” –Publishers Weekly
“There is a completeness to L. B. Graham’s literary imagination that I don’t see very often. He’s a world-maker. Barra-Dohn, with its strange technologies and ruthless tyrants and wandering priests, feels like a whole world—a world you can immerse yourself in and not come out of for a long time.” -Jonathan Rogers, author of The Wilderking Trilogy and The Charlatan’s Boy
“Intricate world, intriguing characters, and incredible pacing equal fascinating reading. L. B. Graham has created fantasy in The Darker Road that draws the reader in and won’t let go. Fun reading, but be ready for those heart-thumping pages. There is danger between these pages and the heroes needed to fight a scourge of corruption.” -Donita K. Paul, author of The Dragon Keeper Chronicles and Chronicles of Chiril