We're excited to announce the release of Nexus Moons, the first in the Tales of Graal series of books. Recipient of three separate 5-Star reviews by Readers' Favorite, it was first published in Kindle form last May. Orders for the soft cover version are now being taken.
Nexus Moons is the first book in the Tales of the Graal series by Ron Root. Jarek Verity is a sorcerer of the Royal Court and he is on his way to look for his nephew. He has no idea the search for a family member will turn into a search for his friend Lavan who went missing in the most mysterious way. Being a sorcerer of the Royal Court gives him a lot of power and sway, but even he will need help to find his friend who seems to have been taken away by the evil Zakarah. On the flip side, his nephew Gresham is helping his crush Rayna find her mother. While Jarek and Rayna are looking for two very different people, the search brings them to the same place: A’ryth. What will happen when their paths cross? Can they help each other in finding the people that are missing?
Nexus Moons by Ron Root is an epic fantasy with masterful world-building and incredible characters. It is a complex story with layers upon layers of plot that you will enjoy uncovering. Jarek is a smart man and the main protagonist of the story, but my heart belonged to Rayna and her need to find her mother. Her story was very compelling and even though she and her ragtag group of friends weren’t really skilled enough for such a quest, their determination was commendable. I enjoyed how driven each of the many characters was. Rayna and Gresham’s chemistry was great. Jarek’s need to find his friend before it was too late was very well conveyed. The world-building was brilliant, the pace was incredible and the characters grew as the story progressed. This is a fantastic start to a series.
In Ron Root's Nexus Moons, when a magical experiment goes disastrously wrong, Lavan, headmaster of an arcane arts university, finds himself in deep peril. His research suggested a power similar to the ancients could be found at the time of a Nexus moon, and he intended to investigate, luring his old friend, Magus Jarek Verity, along. The two had been inseparable, so his chance arrival had only added more excitement to what he thought he would uncover. Unfortunately, when things go wrong they go wrong in the most catastrophic way. During his experiment, Lavan is tricked and dragged into a dimension parallel to their own. Distraught, Jarek will do everything possible, risking life and limb in an attempt to return his friend. In doing so, he uncovers things he never dreamed possible; myths made flesh and terrors thought fables. There is no guarantee he will succeed -- what he will attempt is unprecedented and he may even change everything people thought they knew in the process.
Nexus Moons is book one in Ron Root's Tales of Graal series. From berserkers to magi, monsters to alternate existences, there is something for everyone who enjoys a good fantasy read. Following the arc of several main characters, you are drawn into a world of magic and control, where to practice can sometimes be viewed as heresy by those worshipping the One God. On a quest to save the headmaster, Jarek is forced to confront things he thought were impossible, creatures he thought were but fables, and he is not alone. Uncovering a new power, Jarek's newly claimed nephew also has a secret, a power he is just coming into which sends him fleeing for his life, lest he be charged for something of which he is innocent. The gripping third-person narrative will keep the reader engaged and invested, and the growth and development of characters will not leave them wanting. I loved the speech and mannerisms, specifically the integration of old-world phrases and insults rarely seen in today's books. Action, mystery, looming threat, and danger drive the plot forward as kinship is forged and rekindled in unexpected ways.
KIN'S QUEST is the exciting sequel to Nexus Moons, and the second book of the Tales of Graal series. In the final stages of review and editing, it should be available before year's end. Its adventures will take our beloved main characters of Nexus Moons into an an adventure-filled journey into another dimension in their search for lost kin, creating challenges galore. In addition to Nexus Moons' lovable characters, new heroes and villains are introduced, adding to the fun started in Nexus Moons.