Grieving Gold

An Epic Fantasy Adventure

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Pub Date 1 Feb 2024 | Archive Date 15 Jun 2024
Daniel Makk | Endless Equinox

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Description

In the light-drenched world of Luminocity, there are two types of power granted by the gods: the power to find and the power to lose.

Laxerion is adept at finding lies, a skill that grants him a unique advantage as he blends into high society, leading heists to steal from the rich. Although Lax is used to being a target, he doesn’t anticipate reconnecting with his estranged father and inheriting a failing family business drowning in debt. If he doesn’t find a way to pay back the crime lord they owe a fortune to, he may be the next to lose his life.

Meanwhile, war is brewing on the horizon, a war that even a city blessed by the gods may be unable to avoid. As five fates intertwine, the currents of destiny inundate the city, leviathans stir amid the roots of a primordial ocean, and monstrosities inhabit human skins.

Desperate, Lax conspires to lead the greatest heist of all—journeying underground to find a forbidden treasure. But eldritch beasts buried in the darkness are awakening once again, and long-lost secrets emerge from the depths of a subterranean abyss. Will they survive?

This brand-new epic fantasy, full of strange worlds, dark twists, and ancient Aztec inspiration, is perfect for fans of Brandon Sanderson, Fonda Lee, Patrick Rothfuss, and George R. R. Martin.


In the light-drenched world of Luminocity, there are two types of power granted by the gods: the power to find and the power to lose.

Laxerion is adept at finding lies, a skill that grants him a...


A Note From the Publisher

This is the first installment of an epic, dark fantasy series I have been planning out for a long while.

The second book is well on its way, and there will be dozens to follow — creating an intricate, interconnecting web of fantasy series which, one day, hopefully will rival even the Cosmere.

Be there at the beginning!

Read it, leave a review and help this grandiose dream become a reality!

This is the first installment of an epic, dark fantasy series I have been planning out for a long while.

The second book is well on its way, and there will be dozens to follow — creating an...


Advance Praise

★★★★★ “When I am away, I keep missing the characters and I'm always curious about what novelty we'll face next. I will need to have that cover as a physical book. Please keep up with the cover art so we can collect an amazing series.” - Ana, NetGalley

★★★★★ “This book just jettisoned to the top of my favorite books list. I’m obsessed! This series is going to be big. It breaks out of the stale tropes that have infiltrated the genre in recent years, giving readers an unparalleled experience. For those looking for a fast-paced, fresh fantasy story, Grieving Gold leaves little room for competition. With vivid characters and a propulsive plot, readers will be dying to read the next book in the series.” - Kat, NetGalley

★★★★★ “Very cool mix of fantasy and horror which is not done often enough. Perfect for fans of either genre or anyone just looking for something new and unique!” - Chris, NetGalley

★★★★★ “In conclusion, "Grieving Gold" is a masterfully crafted epic fantasy that offers a journey into a world of light and shadow, where eldritch beings stir and destinies intertwine. Its depth, complexity, and imaginative storytelling make it a standout addition to the genre, promising an exciting series ahead.” - Dalton, NetGalley

★★★★★ “Overall, this is a must read for fans of fantasy and science fiction. The story is engaging and captivating from start to finish!” - Andrea, NetGalley

★★★★★ “I loved this book so much! The lore and world-building were so great and all encompassing. All the different POV’s created a great unbiased look on what’s going on in the book but also it helped me view the entire world in different aspects that I felt I knew every crook and crevasse to the world. I cannot explain enough how much I loved this world. The writer wrote about the world building better than any book I’ve read before, it was seamless. The lore was so unique and interesting. I did not get bored for a second while reading. 5 out of 5 stars, so good.” - Adrianna, NetGalley

★★★★★ “Your piece of art managed to satisfy every craving I’ve had for epic fantasy, an itch that has only been scratched by “The Poppy War” in the years passed.” - Lili, Beta Reader

★★★★★ “I enjoyed this read a lot. I found the characters engaging, the world building extremely creative and fun, and the individual scenes had good flow and rising action!” - Ezra, Beta Reader

★★★★★ “The world-building idea in the book is absolutely magnificent. I was captivated by the concept of a light vs dark duality, where they function as fluids and have practical applications in the real world as an energy source and within the book's magic system. It's a unique and exciting idea, especially when combined with Aztec mythology and the resurgence of a fallen civilization.” - Daniel, Voracious Fantasy Reader

★★★★★ “When I am away, I keep missing the characters and I'm always curious about what novelty we'll face next. I will need to have that cover as a physical book. Please keep up with the cover art so...


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ISBN 9786150188874
PRICE US$4.99 (USD)
PAGES 450

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