A Dark Epic Fantasy Novel, Inspired By Celtic Mythology
He buried his bloody gift to live a life of peace. But nothing is hidden from the eyes of the gods.
Tarek vowed to never again take up his sword. But when his village is attacked by a merciless warband, he has no choice but to defend his family. Yet not even his legendary combat skills can save his wife from an enemy that wields the power of a god.
His son captured, Tarek is forced to embark on a dangerous quest to sow the seeds of treachery in the land of his birth. His actions will set in motion kingdom-shattering events that lead to the sacred Stones of Valtara and an ancient god’s vengeful return from out of the shadows.
Will Tarek sacrifice an entire kingdom to save the life of his son?
In this sweeping epic with its ensemble of diverse characters, The Stones of Valtara tells the story of a kingdom’s fight for survival against a vengeful god and his legions of fanatical warriors.
Perfect for fans of Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence and George R R Martin.
In May, I entered The Stones of Valtara into this year’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO), which is organised by author, Mark Lawrence. 300 books fight it out to become one of the 10 titles left in the final. Although I have no idea how far I’ll get, I was blown away by the review I received from judge and Booktuber, Michael Knipp.
Here’s a snippet from the review…
“I think The Stones of Valtara by Christopher Clargo has a chance to be loved by many people because it’s really freaking cool.”
Click on the video to watch the full review.
THE STONES OF VALTARA REACHES THE SEMI-FINAL STAGE OF SPFBO8!
Click on the video to watch Michael Knipp reveal his winner.