On the planet Darracia, an ever-widening social gap between its inhabitants is causing turmoil that is fracturing a once peaceful world. Struggling with his identity, nineteen year old Prince V'sair must harness the power of the elusive Fireblade, the secret to a warrior's heart, in order to overcome his uncle Staf Nuen's lust for supremacy. Will the energy of the Elements guide the young prince to his true destiny or will Staf Nuen conquer Darracia?
After the success of his first three books (Brood X, Stillwell, and The Hanging Tree) Michael Phillip Cash is fulfilling a dream and creating his own epic fantasy world. Schism: The Battle for Darracia is the first book in a planned series.
This is one of those tales that you expect to turn into an epic story. It has all the elements: love, kings, betrayal, war, magic, and so much more.
Michael has such a gift for embuing his characters with life and realness that you expect them to walking around and having a conversation with you... okay, well, maybe if you had a conversation with one from this series it might seems a little weird... but my point still stands.
I love that this is a place where there is push for equality and awesomeness all-around and of course some jerkwads have to try and stop that.
It's the kind of story that any epic story, sci-fi lover, fantasy fan can enjoy and expect to be stuck to like glue as the next pieces come out!
The Darracia saga continues with all the key players spread out and searching for answers throughout the solar system. Prince V'sair struggles to hold his fractured kingdom together without help from his family. His stepbrother Zayden is on a vengeful hunt for his evil uncle Staf Nuen. Tulani navigates her two worlds trying to bring them together. Staf Nuen, the orchestrator of the original coup, is making unholy alliances with nefarious new allies. Like the comet zipping across the horizon, all the different factions are heading for a collision course that will test both their faith and power.
Once again we are dropped into the epic landscape of Darracia and the people that inhabit it. Like any epic tale, we find love, romance, betrayal, battles, and sketchy loyalties being placed.
Once again, Michael has continued to develop the characters from before while breathing life into new ones. All that give back to the tale by sucking the reader in and never letting go. This one keeps you on the edge of your seat as you wait, yearn, dread getting to the end.
Definitely a good series to follow for the sci-fi/fantasy lovers out there.
Born and raised on Long Island, Michael has always had a fascination with horror writing and found footage films. He wanted to incorporate both with his debut novel, Brood X. Earning a degree in English and an MBA, he has worked various jobs before settling into being a full-time author. He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children.