Photo Credits: Angel Milostan, Tony Debajo
Edited by Vaishali
Title: In The Shadow of Ruin
Author: Tony Debajo
Adult Historical Fiction, Mythology
Suspected Publication Date: April 2021
Like myself, fantasy reads have been the shepherding keepsakes for so many readers all over the world. There's a stark reason this genre soars with success. History can be marked by the most popular and best-selling books. We can all remember 2011 for the release of Veronica Roth's 'Divergent' series, 2010 for Brandon Sanderson's 'The Way of Kings' and 1995 for 'Northern Lights' by Philip Pullman. My point is that we mark the best moments of our lives by the cadence of time and the stories that, once read and relished, become ours to keep.
While most of us will have ear-marked 2020 as the year that took so much from us, readers still thrived through the stories that writers had so patiently inked with solicitous ambition. That's not to say 2020 wasn't a minefield to navigate for writers. Many were crippled and devoid of motivation, but a number feverishly sought inspiration and monopolised on it. Debut author Tony Debajo delivers that inspired vision, prime and packed to share 'In the Shadow of Ruin', a historical action-adventure, rife with West African civilisation and its rich mythological background.
First in a trilogy from the Fractured Kingdom series, Debajo promises a fascinating, adventurous tale that deals with survival, inter-tribal warfare, sibling rivalry, retribution, injustice and familial heritage. Themes of war and violence are not to be overlooked which is why this fits snugly on the list of adult fantasy. At an indulgent 500 pages in e-book format and just under 400 in print, Debajo is keen for this adult fantasy, an ode to old-age Nigerian folklore, to tell a story not often explored - a culture unexposed and unsung in this sweeping bracket of literature.
Time, tradition and godly worship are central themes set in a world of controversy, conflict, bad blood and persisting contention, but be sure, fellow readers, that the most conspicuous worlds are those that speak for the unbounded unnanmed. A coming-of-age sure to entertain even the most experienced of fantasy readers, this new on-the-scene addition, interlaced with magic, superstition and crosses generations of landscape, is loaded with content for healthy fantasists.
Keep those sights open for Debajo’s ‘In the Shadow of Ruin’, soon to be released later this year. For now, I leave you with an excerpt kindly provided by the author!
IN THE SHADOW OF RUIN
- B Y T O N Y D E B A J O
A big thank you to Tony for getting in touch to share the details of his adventurous debut.
Take a look at the details below, keep your eyes peeled for the release and GET YOUR COPY !!
W H E R E Y O U C A N F I N D T O N Y A N D H I S W O R K
● Website: https://de-bajo.com/books/
● Twitter: https://twitter.com/tdebajo
● Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/de_bajo_author/
A b o u t T o n y D e b a j o
In his teens, he created comic books, and was once approached by a local newspaper to have a regular feature in their comic column, however, being the son of doctors, this path was naturally frowned upon, and he never pursued it. He found his passion for reading and loved tales of ancient civilisations, enthralled by their way of life, beliefs, and cultures.
He devoured any books he could lay his hands on about the Roman empire, the Mongol empire, ancient Greece, Nordic civilisations, but most of all the mythology associated with these people. He soon realised that his country of origin was equally rich with traditions, tales of ancient gods and acts of heroism and decided to tap into that world.
Although he found a wealth of material covering Western African civilisations, he could not find books and stories compelling enough to shed light on these fascinating people and attract readers unfamiliar with African history. So, he decided to write one. Garnering tales and folklore remembered as a child, some of which would have been passed down through generations and typically told around fires, he began writing his debut novel, In the Shadow of Ruin, which grew as he wrote and will now be a series called The Fractured Kingdom. Tony hopes to bring to life his characters and set them free into the world.
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