War and unrest have spread through the continent of Maderia like a deadly plague. The once formidable empire that had united the land has long since decayed into a shadow of what it once was. In the chaos, many new kingdoms have both risen and fallen, fighting over the remnants of the ravaged land.
Living by his sword, Elstan, former bodyguard of the late Avaelian king and mercenary, must sell his services to whoever will pay to ensure his survival in this merciless world. But this changes when he finds himself in the service of two siblings who claim to be the rightful heirs of the disposed emperor. Against cruel tyrants and ambitious kings, he must lead them through the fractured lands, where loyalists wait patiently to put them on the throne from the usurpers who stole it.
Peter Woodrow is a fantasy author with a deep obsession with history, especially antiquity and the medieval period. Growing up in Derbyshire, he studied ICT at college. His love for fantasy and history inspired him to indulge in worldbuilding before deciding to write his debut novel, Maderia’s Eclipse. Peter specialises in crafting thrilling adventures with a lot of tension and bloodshed.