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The World of Arghost

In the heart of Arghost, a realm divided into the verdant Atheron and the enigmatic Western Lands, adventure beckons. Atheron dazzles with its contrasts—from the icy grip of Ijovar's mountains where snow beasts and the Asakal dwell, to Brittleheim’s volcanic fury, and the lush, mysterious southern forests. Each corner of Atheron pulses with life and peril, setting the stage for tales of valor and discovery.

The Western Lands, a canvas of deserts and uncharted wilds, whisper of ancient conflicts and secrets. Amidst this backdrop, the scarlet archipelago hides its rainforests and the lethal stranglethorn lurker, embodying the relentless dance of nature and civilization's clash.

Arghost is a melting pot of cultures and beings. Elves harmonize with the forests of both lands, their existence intertwined with the essence of nature. Dwarves, masters of stone and metal, recount tales of subterranean valor from their mountainous strongholds. Meanwhile, the desert's Namites, with their jackal-like visage, command the beasts of the dunes, a testament to their indomitable will.

But Arghost's wonders are not confined to its people. Cursed reptans and flesh-hungry wildkin lurk in the shadows, adding to the realm’s allure and danger. Magic weaves through this world, a complex tapestry of alchemy, spells, and nature, crucial to its balance and mysteries.

Rooted in ancient wars and sacred bonds, Arghost's rich history and cultural depth shape a complex society where magic, politics, and divine beings influence every facet of life. At the core of its spiritual essence is Athris, the creator energy, surrounded by a pantheon that guides and divides its people.

Arghost invites you to lose yourself in its mysteries, where every discovery leads to more questions, and every path promises an epic saga.

What my readers are saying

"A high-water mark in the field of fantasy fiction."

— Nancy M. Heinzel, Amazon

"This is the second book I have read and reviewed by Derren Parsons, and I enjoyed this as much as the first."

— David M Cameron, Amazon

"I'd love to read more stories set in this universe. The pacing and length of this short, rich novel was perfect. I recommend it without any hesitation."

— Kindle Customer, Amazon

"Well-written with delicious imagery. A short tale of loss and determination set in a world beyond human that will entangle you."

— Heather M. Claus, Amazon

"The prologue of the tale reminds me of the Battle of Helm’s Deep from Tolkien’s The Two Towers."

— gl, Amazon

"“Wow, what a story! The book throws us into a dark world full of scary monsters, but with a spark of hope."

— Patches, Goodreads

"I would recommend it to anyone looking for a book that will entertain and keep the pages turning."

— Britt, Amazon

"If you're into fantasy and epic adventures, this book is a must-read. It's like stepping into a whole new world, and I loved every page of it!"

— Wise Blue Owl Therapy, Amazon

"A fun adventure tale of a mythical place. The writing was excellent and it was a good tale, with many villains and heroes. Well done- and more to come."

— Greg Vigdor, Amazon

"This is an entertaining fantasy fiction story that includes a desert landscape, ancient magic, and forbidden knowledge that can bring back a departed soul. It is an epic journey to uncover a legendary book of secret knowledge in which the protaganists face deadly obstacles."

— Joselyn Martinez, Amazon

"An interesting adventure book, a lot of mystery and a good storyline. The amazing world of Fates Wager takes the reader to a world where anything is possible, easy and fast to read. In the end, I even regretted that this adventure story had already ended. I will wait for the sequel, if there is one."

— Poul, Amazon

"This book is a fun ride with strong characters. It's filled with lots of exciting action and adventure. The story pulls you in, making you feel like you're part of the big quest. Can't wait to see what happens in the next book!"

— Dee, Goodreads

About Me

From the earliest days of my childhood, I was captivated by the thrill and wonder of adventure movies like ‘The Goonies’, with their vivid tales of lost treasures and daring heroism. This fascination seamlessly intertwined with my growing admiration for the epic works of J.R.R. Tolkien, creating a deep-rooted passion for storytelling. Though I started with short stories, my heart yearned to craft something grander – to weave sprawling epics and sagas, rich with intricate characters and immersive landscapes. My writing is a journey to realms where the contrasts of good and evil are as real as they are compelling, and where even the most humble characters can rise to achieve extraordinary feats. My books are the culmination of that lifelong dream, a tribute to the magic of stories that inspire us to look beyond the ordinary and embrace the remarkable potential within us all.”