Spotlight: ‘Oathkeeper’ by J.F. Lewis
Oathkeeper is the second book in the Grudgebearer Trilogy. The first book, Grudgebearer, is an exciting fantasy novel that I’m very much enjoying at the moment. Oathkeeper will be published on the 9th of June by Pyr in the US.
About The Book:
Rae’en has taken her father’s place as First of the practically immortal Aern, a race created by the Eldrennai as warrior-slaves to defend them from the magic-resistant reptilian Zaur. Freed from all Oaths by Kholster’s death, Rae’en decides to wage war on the Eldrennai anyway out of rage and grief.
The war between the Eldrennai and Zaur has begun. Bloodmane, leader of the now independent mystic-warsuits, has underestimated both the sheer numbers of the Zaur and their field leader General Tsan. As the warsuits prepare to assist the Eldrennai in the defense of their Watch cities, the Zaur warlord, Xastix, launches the bulk of his forces at the Vael in an attempt to cut off all outside help.
Prince Rivvek, having been accepted as an Aiannai (Oathkeeper) before Kholster’s death must claim the Eldrennai throne by completing the Test of Four so that he can enact his plan to save as much of his kingdom as possible. Meanwhile, his brother Prince Dolvek hatches a plot to enlist the aid of the plant-like Vael to defeat the Zaur horde who are in league with the decapitated head of a dethroned deity.
About The Author:
J.F. Lewis lives in Birmingham, Alabama with his patient wife, two growing sons, and a fairly hyper Labrador-mix mutt. J spent eight wonderful years working in comic and game stores and is currently employed by a major telecom as a manager in a cubicle. He’s always been a writer and was thrilled when the Void City series was published in multiple languages.
An avid reader, J also enjoys pho, flavored iced teas, and old black and white movies. He’s currently obsessed with fountain pens, and sometimes uses them for drafting the current work in progress. He’s been signing copies of Grudgebearer with a Pilot Cosmopolitan filled with Noodler’s La Reine Mauve ink.
J is a member of SFWA, where he volunteers as editor for their Pressbook pages. He is also a Codexian and a member of the League of Reluctant Adults. Like J on Facebook and follow him on Twitter… he does all his own Facebook and Twitter posts, so it’s really him on there.