The Pagan Night (#1)

Next: The Iron Hound

The Pagan Night is the first in an exciting and epic new series by talented world-bender Tim Akers.

The island of Tenumbra is a land torn apart by its own gods, driven mad when the Celestial Church banished the old religion from the north and united the two nations of Tener and Suhdra under one holy banner. But pagans still haunt the nights, and the spirits of earth and air and fire that they once worshiped still roam the forests of the north. When a group of Tenerran rebels desecrate a holy doma, killing priests and summoning a hidden god, the countryside is thrown into civil war. It’s a battle that will reveal a secret hidden since the Crusades, unveil a corruption in the Church that will change the balance of power in the heavens, and test the trust between a father and his son.

Malcolm Blakley, hero of the Reaver War, seeks to end the conflict between men, yet it will fall to his son, Ian, and the huntress Gwen Adair to stop the killing before it tears the land apart. The Pagan Night is an epic of mad gods, inquisitor priests, holy knights bound to hunt and kill, and noble houses fighting battles of politics, prejudice, and power.


“Full of strong world building, cinematic and frequent battle scenes, high adventure, great characters, suspense, and dramatic plot shifts, this is an engaging, fast-paced entry in a popular subgenre.”

Booklist, starred review

"Generations clash, as well as religions, in this emotionally involving epic fantasy [...] Akers, an experienced hand at steampunk noir, succeeds in capturing the essence of historical fantasy."

Publishers Weekly

“It’s great to see someone is still writing good traditional swords and sorcery, with as much attention paid to the magic, as the action. It moves at a fast pace, the characters are real enough to make the unreal more credible, and the whole thing is just an excellent page-turner.”

Simon R. Green, New York Times bestselling author of ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES

“Dark omens, old grudges and blood feuds bode ill, and the fate of a kingdom hangs in the balance. A thrilling mix of intrigue and action.”

Gail Z. Martin, author of the Chronicles of the Necromancer