Welcome traveller, to the home of books written by Robert Day.
Here, you can download samples of Robert's writing as well as explore Kil'Tar, the world in which the Nexus Wars Saga is set.
‘When in the city of the ancient ones, those from the endless darkness shall step through the flaming gate, HE shall come, from the shadows of the Dragons Wing, bearing the Eye and Horn of the Dragon. The land will sing with his passing and they will know fear that oppose him, for he is the Lord of the skies and protector of the Realm.’
:The Child's Prophecy. T.E. 2147
The land of Kil’Tar has a long and bloody history of war between the Kay‘taari and the Ashar’an. Aided by Dragonkind, the Kay’taari have protected the world against the Ashar’an and their demonic followers for many centuries. With demonkind banished to the Voids, and the Ashar’an all but destroyed, Kil’Tar has enjoyed an era of peace.
However, the seals binding the portals to the voids are failing, and the Ashar’an are abroad once again. Both the Kay’taari and Dragonkind are nowhere to be found on Kil’Tar.
Can Valdieron, a young man raised in the small village of Shadowvale, fulfill his destiny and rid the lands of this menace once and for all, or will he falter, and condemn Kil’Tar to demonic destruction?
'From the blood of the noble serpents he shall rise,
born of the snow and mountains by the star- child
and raised by the wolf under the shadow of the watcher.
Washed with the blood of innocents and wielding the dragon's flame,
he shall rise from the flames and strike at the hosts of hell,
and death shall be his guide to either salvation or destruction.
then the son of the Lion shall travel to the sylvan ocean,
and within find the daughter of the long-lived,
so shall they unite their people as one to follow the river of blood
that the Skymaster has ridden.'
:The Chronicles of Yas, T.E. 1105
After the disturbing events around the Trial of Combat in Thorhus, Val travels south toward Dak'mar, where he hopes to discover more about his heritage while searching out more pieces of the Artefact. But with the Demon Hordes invading the Elven realm of Lloreander, and Ashar'an tyrants growing more powerful among some of the most influential governments in the realm, time grows short. In his quest to re-assemble the Disk of Akashel, will he be able to outpace and outsmart his enemies, yet even if he does, will the cost be too much to pay?
Here, you can view a detailed map of Kil'Tar, and explore the varied races of this vast realm. Follow Valdieron's trail from the tiny village of Shadowvale to Thorhus, ancient city and home to King Dhoric.
Learn about the races that make up the inhabitants of Kil'Tar, and learn the history, back to the time of the creation of the universe.
Wondering what characters in the book look like? Refresh your memory with their descriptions, or read about the deities and prophecies of Kil'Tar.
20th Dec 2012
As a special treat to my awesome fans who have been so patient over the past several months, I have posted a sneak peek of Chapter 1 of Throne of Blood on my blog! Head over there to check it out. Let me know what you think! Good, bad or indifferent, I would love to know what you think!
20th Feb 2012
FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!
On the 24th Feb, Ashar'an Rising: Book 2 of the Nexus Wars Saga, will be FREE to download in digital format on amazon! Check it out, and if you enjoy it, I would be grateful for a review! Every little bit of feedback lets me evolve the story as well as grow as a writer.
December 20, 2011
Demon Gates and Asharán Rising are now available in print! Head over to the Store and check them out. Both are available as Print-On-Demand, and have turned out better than I expected.
To celebrate the release, I am having a Giveaway on Goodreads. Check out the competition and enter to win!
October 20, 2011
Online now are new covers for both Demon Gates and Ashar'an Rising! Check them out and let me know what you think! I also have a couple of sneak peeks in the 'Upcoming' section. For anybody interested, my cover art was done by Dale Ziemanski, whom I found on DeviantArt. You can view his Portfolio for a better idea of the quality of the services he offers. Many thanks to Dale for his excellent artwork, at a very reasonable price.
June 25, 2011
Demon Gates received "Overall 4 out of 5." from myebookvault.com and 4 out of 5 stars from Inrevue. Check out the reviews below.
April 20, 2011
Ashar'an Rising has continued to receive 5-star reviews!! Check out the full reviews below.
6th March 2011
Smashwords is having the Read an Ebook Week promotion. It runs from the 6th to 14th March, and offers some amazing discounts off a wide range of eBooks. Both Demon Gates and Ashar'an Rising are taking part, so head on over to get your discounted books!
2nd March 2011
Ashar'an Rising received it's first review on Smashwords! It received 4/5 Stars! Check out the full review below.
28th February 2011
Demon Gates has received a 5-star review from Scott at Indie Book Blog! Check it out below or click on the link. Scott is an avid reader and reviewer of Indie Books, so check out his insightful reviews and author interviews.
15th February 2011
Ashar'an Rising, Book 2 of the Nexus Wars Saga, is now available to buy on Amazon and Smashwords!!
01st February 2011
Just finished the 1st major draft for Ashar'an Rising, Book 2 of the Nexus Wars Saga!
17th January 2011
Demon Gates has received a glowing 4-star review at "SciFi & Fantasy Books" Check it out below, or click on the link to go to SciFi & Fantasy Books.
17 November 2010
"My reviewer challenge" launched at amazon.com.
All you have to do is review Demon Gates up until Midnight 31st December to go in the draw for some awesome prizes!!
29 October 2010
Demon Gates accepted into smashwords Premium Catalog
19 October 2010
Demon Gates launched on smashwords.com
15 October 2010
Demon Gates launched on amazon.com
4 out of 5 Stars
Robert Day is a very talented author whose storytelling abilities are refreshing and, for the most part, unique. There are some similar scenes between this novel and those in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. And while Day does a good job with the combat descriptions they all tend to end the same way which gets a little redundant and predictable. Which is sad because the rest of this book is anything but predictable as Day is a gutsy writer, like George R.R. Martin, in that he is not afraid to kill, or cast off secondary characters. As a matter of fact, how Day has approached secondary characters in this book is one of the reasons that this book is so good.
Unlike many other novels where the secondary characters reason for being and their actions revolve around the protagonist, in Demon Gates Day has given each of the secondary characters their own stories. Yes, they are introduced to the reader because they have some connection with the hero Valdeiron, but their fate is not necessarily tied up with his. It’s more the case of events occurring on Kil’tar and each person has to deal with them the according to who they are and the circumstances in which they find themselves. While the heroes interests and the secondary characters coincide they stay together, when they don’t they part. A very rare thing in a novel which makes for a truly good book.
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Demon Gates is a Fantasy novel written by Robert Day. You will find yourself in a strange new world where, yep you guessed it, Evil Demon hoard has broken out of the eternal jail cell because the magical powers of the protectors and powers that be are no longer strong enough to keep them at bay. This book is a typical good verses evil fantasy story. A young farm boy now finds himself amidst the saga and attempts to save the world. This is a very successful formula that has worked time and time again for many books & authors, such as harry Potter, Lord of the rings, Twilight and the list goes on. This book is the first part of a trilogy. The first book in trilogies usually should give you a great deal of background information where this book lacked that a little. The book does have a great not unique story line, we learn a little about the characters, but I had problems being able to understand all the background characters and even the lead as not a great deal is mentioned about them. We find out the basics but not enough to make you go ” OMG i cant wait till the next book comes out to find out what happens”, But i must admit his writing style does keep you interested through out the first book. Will he be successful in his next release? only time will tell, but overall the book is a good read. I read it as a digital book, so it was cheap and found it an easy read especially being in a digital format.
Overall 4 out of 5.
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I love this series!
March 23, 2011 By drinkdeep "Avid Reader" (california) Amazon Verified Purchase
This review is from: Ashar'an Rising (Nexus Wars Saga) (Kindle Edition)
This is the second book in the "Nexus Wars Saga". As with the first book (Demon Gates) Valdieron continues his quest, but the author- Robert Day- has broadened the scope of the story to give us a firmer grasp of what is going on in the story. The added points of view from characters we have already met and connected with- really brings this world to life. I am eagerly anticipating the next installment of this series! As with the first book, the writing is good, the characters are fully fleshed-out and the author weaves the story together expertly. I am impressed with Day's imagination and his creative and consistent storytelling. I would highly recommend giving this series a try!
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Now THIS is a sequel!
April 15, 2011 By Jaymikal (Lk Havasu City, AZ) - This review is from: Ashar'an Rising (Nexus Wars Saga) (Kindle Edition)
This is what a sequel is all about! Picking right up where Demon Gates (Nexus Wars Saga) left off, Ashar'an Rising (Nexus Wars Saga) continues to follow the adventures of Valdieron as he attempts to fight the invasion of demons into his world. This story also focuses on other characters besides Valdieron, but those you have been introduced to in the first book. Using the power of the pendant he was given by his mother, Valdieron also continues his studies to become a master swordsman and also starts to learn how to use magic. The author does a fantastic job weaving multiple storylines together to create a well developed tale in a world brought vividly and masterfully to life. Descriptive settings, colorful characters, and well executed battle scenes leave you on your toes and wanting more! I found myself eagerly turning page after page, wondering what was going to happen next! Robert, I eagerly await the release of the next in this series. Good job once more!
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A strong sequel for sure.
April 3, 2011 By Scott (Columbus, OH) - This review is from: Ashar'an Rising (Nexus Wars Saga) (Kindle Edition)
Ashar'an Rising (Nexus Wars Saga)by Robert Day is the sequel to Demon Gates (Nexus Wars Saga). The story continues following Vald on his quest to stop the demons horde from destroying the world. Through the book he continues to learn through the magic of the Dragon's Tear pendant left to him by his mother. I don't want to get into the plot much since I will most likely let spoilers of the first book slip if I try to go into any detail. This book differs from the first book in that it focuses a lot more on some characters other than just Vald. The adventure follows Prince Andrak on the mission that he and his sister set out upon. We also see more from Kyle and Thorgast as they attempt to help Thorgast's people. Personally I would have to say that I did enjoy the first book a little bit more, but I think that is because I really enjoy Vald as a character (not that there is anything wrong with the others, but I do play favorites) and this book did not feature him quite as much. Robert continues to write wonderful action scenes and describes his massive world in the right amount of detail. You do not spend pages reading about each mountain in a huge range, but visual images are made clear by his descriptions. The only downfall of the book is that since this one just came out I'm sure there will be a decent wait for the next book in the series. Excellent work again Mr. Day.
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(Smashwords) Review of Ashar'an Rising by: frostschutz on Oct. 24, 2010 :
This sequel to Demon Gates continues the story in the very same fashion/quality as the first book, so if you liked the first one, you'll like this too. It does not focus only on Valdieron but rather tries to give every character a bit of limelight, so we also get to know how Kyle and Andrak fare on their own quests.
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Review of Demon Gates by Indie Book Blog !!!!!
Demon Gates (Nexus Wars Saga) primarily follows young Valderion the son of a simple farmer and horse breeder. Vald lives a simple life helping on his family farm and occasionally going into town to meet up with his friends. When tragedy strikes his small town he is given a token from his long dead mother and has to make his own way in the world. In the beginning he learns that this token is much more than it appears and can help him achieve a destiny that he would never have been able to conceive. At the same time that all this is happening the seals that shut portals to a demonic realm begin to weaken and break. Demons are beginning to invade the world and plan on wiping it out as vengeance for being sealed away thousands of years ago.
I will say that the book really did not have me struggling to put it down until about a third of the way through. Up until then it was a good story and I was enjoying it, but at some point it became extremely difficult for me to stop reading to get anything done. The introduction of some new characters along the way really help to advance the story and help Vald achieve more of his potential. My personal favorite had to be Llewellyn an elven bard of some renown and an overall nice guy. These two form a strong friendship and a close bond. If I say anymore I will begin to give spoilers and I would like to avoid that.
The end of the first novel wraps up very well, but not much has been done about the demon problem or the quest that Vald has embarked upon. The second book promises to be filled with a lot of action and enjoyment. The fighting scenes are written in a way that reminds me of R. A. Salvatore with the detail and complexity of the melee battles. For .99 the first book is a must and if you enjoy it like I did I'm sure you will find yourself getting the second as well.
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Review of Demon Gates by SciFi & Fantasy Books.
Demon Gates is very much in the vein of the traditional high fantasy series, with elves, dwarves, demons and dragons, a well developed magic system and a character called Garrick (a very popular name in the fantasy world). While there is clearly inspiration from writers such as Tolkien and Salvatore the author has managed to imprint his own voice giving the novel a distinct unique feel all of it's own, which has a slight nod to the forgotten realms series of novels. The plot is also fairly standard fare, young man born of common stock finds out there is much more to his ancestry (and life) than meets the eye after a dramatic event, and goes off to see the world and perhaps even rescue it from impending evil. Yes it's all been done many times before, but it's still good to occasionally read well written examples of the genre, those that pay homage to rather than plagiarize, defining the standard rather than re-inventing the wheel. The prose is written to a very high standard, with a real descriptive edge and the world building is balanced nicely enough not to dampen the plot but gives a clear background to what's going on. The narrative lends itself very well to the numerous and well placed action scenes and the characters are both interesting and very much three dimensional. The fight scenes are worthy of a mention too, they are absolutely great, descriptive, clear, and perfectly paced. The author is also not afraid to kill people off to heighten the dramatic tension and I must admit being totally glued to the pages from the third chapter onwards, despite knowing that I've read very similar stories many many times in the past. To achieve this feat for a world wary and increasingly jaded reviewer takes a great deal of story telling ability and it's a real testament to the novel and the author. Demon Gates is a finely crafted tale of sufficient quality to place right alongside those of it's peers, any fan of the genre will undoubtedly enjoy this well thought out and effortlessly realised story. Recommended.
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(Smashwords) Review of Demon Gates by: frostschutz on Oct. 24, 2010 :
This book is the first of a series. It starts out exciting, with demons sealed away a long time ago suddenly breaking free, and Valderion forced to start an adventure after his family and friends are killed; during his journey he learns how to use a sword and gets into a lot of fights with trolls, robbers, and so on.
The story loses a bit of its pace in the second half, since Valderion gets involved in a tournament in the capital, which drags on for far too long; the only demonic activity being one demon participating in the tournament in disguise.
At the end of the book, the demon invasion has not even really started yet; out of several sealed gates so far only one seal actually broke. With the other seals breaking as well, I should expect more mayhem of demonic origin in the next book... :)
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Downloaded and read in less than a week of cardio workouts.
A few grammar/spelling errors but nowhere near as distracting as some books I've read recently.
Character development is good and the story flows well.
I will definitely download the next volume when it's available.
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