Today you’re getting a bit of a treat; the book description for Episode I in the Lord of Columbia Series, Northern Knights:
Northern Knights Description
In Episode I of this new adult urban fantasy, Cain Riscattare is an arrogant and ignorant college athlete gifted in controlling the five classical elements when his life takes an unexpected twist.
As the notorious Southpoint Empire conducts a military draft in Cain’s homeland, the Columbian Colonies, Cain’s sole goal of attaining professional status in the sport of shotball after his senior season at Summit University is in jeopardy.
Cain has two options: fight the Empire or get conscripted to invade distant lands and usurp natural resources all in the interest of multinational weapons and oil corporations.
As Cain and his best friends stand their ground and become fugitives, trouble is only beginning when they reach Summit University, the last haven in the Columbian Colonies free of Southpoint rule.
At Summit, Cain and his friends work with rebel leaders to help keep the school safe from a potential Southpoint threat as Cain’s actions have sparked an uprising all over Columbia.
But as undercover Southpoint spies poison Summit University and tragedy strikes, Cain realizes the unthinkable has happened: that sooner rather than later Southpoint and their Supreme Leader, Adam Syndari, will set their sites toward Summit and finally conquer the area once and for all.
A Dark Past
On the surface, Cain appears as a normal college jock looking to further his name and influence in sports, but he’s hiding a dark and disturbing past, one of tragedy and trauma at such a young age.
As we dive deeper into Cain’s backstory, his best friend, Lira Ross, has demons of her own she’d rather remain hidden than bubble to the surface.
It’s a story of how two best friends from different walks of life find their bond and never let go, discovering that even though people may hail from two different worlds within a world, common experiences enable them to stick together.
Targeted Reading Audience
For anyone interested in fantasy, especially urban or contemporary fantasy, this is a book to checkout.
Those who are college age can relate to our characters more than any other reader as the bulk of our characters are between eighteen and twenty-two in this first book, giving Northern Knights a new adult categorization.
Northern Knights is also suited for those who crave action, adventure, utopia, and dystopia. Amazon has even put Northern Knights into the war & military category due to its nature of two coalitions going at it, one a strong, centrally-planned governmental structure and the other an independent, voluntarist colony wishing to become its own nation.
Sword & sorcery is also featured along with complex magical systems and a rich history in a world coined as Gaia. Anyone looking for a world whose entire history is created from and revealed in both Northern Knights and future volumes of the series would love what Lord of Columbia has to offer.
Influences from Real Life
Yes, Northern Knights possesses numerous real-life influences, a complete list can be found here, but I’ll elaborate on historical and political influences.
First off, the series is neither fully right wing nor left wing, instead undertaking a Libertarian, Voluntarist, and Constitutional route. The message is one preaching strong anti-state values, so anyone interested in learning such values would be interested in Northern Knights.
The works of former Congressman Ron Paul, the Mises Institute, Lew Rockwell, Blackstone Intelligence, and the Corbett Report have all influenced my works, and for more information on each, please click on the highlighted links.
The American Revolution is another major influence, as one can see early on in Northern Knights in the classic battle of Republic versus Empire.
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If you enjoy Northern Knights please give it an honest review and also feel free to purchase Episode II in the Series, Swords of Destiny which is also available on Amazon.
Thank you all for reading my description on Northern Knights and if you have any questions or concerns regarding the work, please feel free to comment below.