Thursday, April 9, 2015

Spotlight & Giveaway - A Dark Tyranny by C.M. Pendleton

A Dark Tyranny

by C.M. Pendleton 



A Dark Tyranny chronicles the onset of the savage invasion of Altaris.  Wolven beasts and gorgons ravage the four realms of man.  Rumors of an ancient and greater evil lay in their wake.  The rule of kings is at an end.  The hierarchy of class and heritage are no more, as families are torn apart and lives are forever changed.  A small few find their fates intertwined, as they fight for survival and for those they love. 

An exiled commander is thrust back into a world he longed to forget. 

A lone Nighteye finds his curse lifted and his true image restored. 

A young noblewoman struggles to escape a gorgon caravan. 

A former slave befriends an ancient and majestic creature. 

The afflicted brother of a traitorous king discovers a secret that could cost him his life. 

A Dark Tyranny is a thrilling epic that brings readers into a vivid world full of magic, adventure, and treachery.  Discover the world of Ehlür and experience the beginning of a gripping saga.



Matthias and Luras stood on the deck of the Lisbeth, watching the arrows announce their arrival.  Nelos and Tylin stood nearby speaking with Captain Dowr.  Matthias wore his leather vest with steel ringlets over a maroon woolen tunic.  His yellow hair and beard were wet from the breeze.  He checked his armor and weapons.  He had a sword and a shield.  The shield was round and made of reinforced planked wood with an iron center.  A short sword and dagger hung from his waist.  Luras wore his black leather tunic with steel ringlets and brown leather pants.  The hood of his dark green cloak was pushed back.  His two sabers were sheathed across his back.

“Are you ready?” asked Matthias.

“Yes.  How is your back?”

“Better.  Nelos did a good job.”

“Good,” replied Luras.

“It will be chaos soon … when we reach the island,” said Matthias.

“I suspect as much.”

“Stay close.  There will be a push to move forward.  It sometimes fails and falls back.  Make sure you are not too far forward.  Men often find themselves closed in, isolated.  They get lost in the fight and find themselves surrounded.  Know where you are and where others plan to be.  If we stay close and keep our wits, we will live and make it to the ruins,” said Matthias.

“Good luck to you,” said Captain Dowr, as he approached them.

“And to you,” replied Matthias.

“I will be here; you will be there.  You can have my luck.  You'll need it,” said Captain Dowr, grinning.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

C. M. Pendleton is the author of the epic fantasy series Of Darkness & the Light.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in science and attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  He lives in North Carolina with his wife and four children.




C.M. Pendleton will be awarding $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.  Follow the tour HERE 


  1. I enjoyed learning about the book and author, thanks!

  2. What a unique and fascinating excerpt.

  3. Great excerpt, sounds like an interesting read. Entering under the name of Virginia

  4. sounds interesting.enjoyed the excerpt

  5. What advice would you give to your younger self?