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Gift of the Shaper

Book One of the HIGHGLADE Series

Published by Indigo River Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

"An exceptional series opener …" - Kirkus Reviews

Armies will clash and gods will die… 

For thousands of years, the Breaker of the Dawn has been locked away in the ethereal plane of the Otherworld. Now, a young blacksmith’s apprentice finds himself trapped in a war between the noble Athrani, a subset of humanity gifted with the ability to transmute matter, and the malevolent and powerful Khyth, who seek to free the ancient god from his prison. Gift of the Shaper chronicles the epic struggle between the existing forces of good and evil, with both sides vying for control of the key that unlocks the Otherworld. The very powers of creation and destruction hang in the balance, and only a heroic effort can possibly stop the Khyth from unleashing ruin upon their world.
"...a rollicking good read that is for the fantasy fiction lover in all of us. ... packed full of adventure, action, suspense, and horror. ...akin to the classics of fantasy fiction from Tolkien and modern-day George RR Martin." -Seattle Book Review

"The Highglade series is nothing short of pure wonder. This is what fantasy should be. D.L. Jennings has created a rich, layered world that readers will love to get lost in. A must read for any fan of fantasy." - Luke Newman, Amazon bestseller, and author of the LEGENDARY series.

"It was death I welcomed. I'd had enough of begging for my life."

Onward they marched, into uncertainty and unease.

David "D. L." Jennings is a fourteen-year veteran of the United States Air Force, serving under the Air Force Special Operations Command. In 2005, he earned his associate degree after graduating at the top of his Korean class at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, California, and earning the Korean Consul General award for excellence. He is a graduate of Bellevue University in Nebraska, earning a bachelor of science degree in security management in 2008. He finished writing his debut novel, Gift of the Shaper while serving on his ninth combat tour. He has been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as well as several countries in Africa. When he is not reading or writing epic fantasy, he enjoys traveling, listening to '90s punk, and watching Ohio State football.

  • Publisher: Indigo River Publishing (February 7, 2018)
  • Length: 458 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781948080545

More books in this series: Highglade Series