Yesterday we recommended one of our new favorite books, Runebinder by Alex R. Kahler. Why do we love it? Its epic elemental magic system is a fusion of Avatar: The Last Airbender and the Ancient Language’s physical capability limitations, mixed with some elemental and emotional links to chakras! As if that isn’t cool enough, the action in this book is out of this world, taking place on a post-apocalyptic Earth, where necromancers rule the land.
Today, we’re revealing the cover for the next book in the Runebinder Chronicles, Runebreaker, as well as an intro to the book! Plus, for those of you looking to read Runebinder, Amazon is offering the book on sale for $1.99 today only!
Runebreaker cover reveal
How cool is this cover?! A throne of skulls inside of a decrepit building surrounded by elemental Fire magic! Yes please!
As if Runebreaker‘s cover isn’t cool enough, Alex has also provided us with an excerpt from the upcoming book! Runebreaker follows a new main character, so you won’t need to have read Runebinder to enjoy the excerpt! Here’s one of our favorite parts from the intro, which can be read in full as a PDF by clicking here. Note: the intro isn’t the final text from Runebreaker.
The boy wanted to end him.
The boy was too late.
Lightning flashed and the ground rumbled, graves spilling forth bones as the soil before him churned. Power was everything. Fire was everything. And there, deep below the earth’s surface, he felt the power connect. Felt the spark of life flare.
Felt her awaken.
A hand shot from the earth. Black nails. Soot skin.
Fire pulsed in his heart. Victory. Victory.
“No!” the boy screamed.
Aidan narrowed his eyes. Felt the words of Fire coil around his tongue.
“You are too late, Tenn,” he spoke in a voice that was not his.
Aidan raised his earth-covered hands. Reached deep through the flame within while the buried woman pulled herself from her grave.
And when he sent his power forward, a billow of hellfire and rage, he saw the boy try to defend himself. A shield of water, hissing and steaming against the flame that burned brighter than a star. His water was no match for Aidan’s fury.