Darkspire Reaches

Darkspire Reaches

By C.N Lesley

Estimated Length:

8.3 hours

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“...the kind of enveloping world-building and characterization that can cause you to look up hours later and only then notice that while you were immersed in the book the sun has set and you've missed a meal. Or two." Wendy S. Delmater, Abyss & Apex Magazine The wyvern has hunted for the young outcast all her life; a day will come when, after being rejected by civilisation and...

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  Science Fiction & Fantasy
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  British-General British
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Title Information:

Date posted to ACX:
 Oct 26 2016
Original publication date:
Published by:
 Kristell Ink, Grimbold Books
Amazon sales rank:
Amazon rating:
4.3 (143 ratings)

Comments from the Rights Holder:

With over 60 reviews and 20,000 downloads in a year, Darkspire Reaches has gripped the fantasy world. 

One of the founding members of the British Fantasy Society (BFS) found this gem of a book and wrote a wonderful, unsolicited review praising C.N Lesley's masterful grasp of language, story-telling and characterisation (http://www.nightspore.com/review-darkspire-reaches-by-c-n-lesley/). 

A traditional fantasy tale with wyverns, magic and subtle romance, readers have admitted to forgoing sleep, food and family commitments to finish the book. We hope to emulate this feeling with the audiobook!

C. N. Lesley writes almost full-time and exclusively in the adult science fiction and fantasy market. She blogs regularly, is an active member on writing forums, tweets and has the proverbial finger on the social media pulse. 

With her second book, Shadow Over Avalon, pulling in worldwide readers, and the sequel, A Sword of Shadows, just a few months away, her fan base is growing and expanding at a rapid rate. Grimbold Books has received numerous requests for Lesley's work in audio format and we're sure that a good, solid production will sell well.

Grimbold Books is a small and independent publisher, but already they have released in excess of 15 quality novels from acclaimed writers. With a strong internet presence both marketing and social media, as well as regular convention attendees, they're on the up. 
Grimbold Books reach: Over 3000 genuine fans on Facebook across Grimbold, Tenebris Books and Kristell Ink
2000 genuine fans on Twitter
Professional and regularly updated blogs and websites
Strong engagement with readers, regular competitions and publication of quality literature