Gate by Sam Rook – Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway

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Kathryn returns to Av’lor after seven months on the Daemon home world, only to discover the Daemons have invaded Earth. With Av’lor on the brink of an uprising and an unknown enemy upon its doorstep, the knights divide their forces to safeguard both worlds.

Sir Lanclor, torn between his duty to Av’lor and his dedication to Kathryn, finds himself fighting a losing battle on Earth. He realizes the fate of both worlds rests in the unlikely alliance of technology and magic.

Overwhelmed by a new threat far beyond that of the Daemons, both Av’lor and Earth must face a devastating reality.

Enjoy an exclusive excerpt:

“Just Daemons, or Zahkrinon as well?”

“A mixture of armored Daemons and Zahkrinon.” Hal knelt beside Lanclor and lowered his voice. “The Earth defenses won’t do shit against either one of those kinds. We can barely defeat armored Daemons and the Zahkrinon not at all…except for stumpy here.” He gestured to the severed head.

Lanclor glanced around the group of knights surrounding them. “Nikton, Thalcalor…did Lady Kathryn teach you how to Imbue your swords?”

Thalcalor knelt beside him, nodding. “She taught us, but I do better with lightning than her fire. Nikton’s focus is ice, but I don’t think the two of us could take down all of the Zahkrinon on our own.”

“No, I don’t either.” Sir Lanclor stood and the others followed suit. “They may not know we’re here since the first group circled and left. Let’s create some Shields to lock in our scent and sound. Use Conceal spells on all groups and maintain your position unless directly attacked.”

The knights went to work and their crowded encampment turned into a quiet part of the forest. Lanclor watched through the small openings in the trees’ canopy. The Daemons and Zahkrinon circled overhead, with him getting an occasional glimpse of red armor and the black claws of the Daemons. An ear-piercing roar sounded from the south, and the Daemon group departed, leaving silence in their wake. A low moan drew his attention to Kathryn, and he felt the heat fade from his sword.

About the Author: Sam Rook lives in Vermont with her husband and two children. Her passion for fantasy novels began in high school with her desire to write following shortly thereafter. Software engineer by day, fantasy author by night, she strives to give her readers a chance to enjoy worlds that transport them away from the stress of everyday life.

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  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Thank you for hosting!

  3. Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand?

  4. Good to hear from you again, Mai. I normally write on a computer, although I’ve written my plot outlines by hand when I don’t have access to a computer.

  5. Great excerpt! I can’t wait to read it! Thank you for sharing and for the contest!

  6. Rita Wray says:

    I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

  7. I’m glad you enjoyed the excerpt, Betty and Rita. You’re welcome!

  8. Sally Schmidt says:

    This is a new author and read for me, thanks for the excerpt.

  9. Eva Millien says:

    I enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a really good book, thanks for sharing.

  10. Thanks! Good luck with the giveaway!

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