Rooms of Ruin
2019 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards Fantasy Gold Medal winner and the sequel to the 2018 Silver Medalist!
Hank Jensen rescued his family from the Bristol Butchers, but in so doing, trapped them in a land straight out of the Norse Sagas.
He and his family are not safe, however--not while the Dark Queen and her henchmen roam free. When a dark figure swathed in power tells Hank one of his friends will betray him, Hank can’t—won’t—believe the worst. She urges him to eliminate the threat—to kill the person she suspects, or at least send the potential betrayer packing. But Hank is not the kind of man that turns his back on his friends.
Hank, his family, and his cadre of Isir supporters must retake the Rooms of Ruin, an ancient fortress that holds the key to getting home. But the journey is arduous and long, and he will face dire threats along the way: his curse, dragons, demons, evil men, Svartalfar, and dark, vengeful gods.
Grab your copy and travel to the Rooms of Ruin with Hank and the Isir!
"Erik Henry Vick is a wonderful storyteller. He begins the story in the midst of scheming on the part of the evil ones. Readers get an idea of the severity of the crisis and understand that the protagonist could be walking into the jaws of death with his family. Hank is a compelling character and readers will enjoy following him as he struggles with a rare illness, a curse from a god, which continually weakens him. There are themes of friendship, family, and magic that are well developed, giving the story a sense of reality that enriches it. The chapters are designed to offer readers an engaging reading experience, each ending with an intelligent invitation to move on to the next one. The author is a master at creating suspense, developing subplots in the story that leave readers suspended, wondering what could happen next. This is a work of great imagination and I couldn't help but be pulled in by the world building. The setting is a magical world with unique elements, the conflict is phenomenal, and the plot is well imagined and executed with brilliance. This novel is a great escape for fans of fantasy -- hugely entertaining and infused with realism."
- Divine Zape, ReadersFavorite.com
2019 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards Fantasy Gold Medalist
"5 out of 5 Godlike Stars"
"Listen up everyone! The recipe for today is you take one debilitated cop and mix him with powerful gods, malevolent beings, terrifying dragons and deadly shapeshifters. You then sprinkle in his wife and son and combine all these ingredients together into a different dimension. Stir the concoction thoroughly and you will end up with one awesome story which takes epic fantasy writing to a whole new level! There can be very little doubt that Rooms of Ruin by Erik Henry Vick is a wild ride which will engross and captivate readers everywhere!"
- Leonard Tillerman, LeonardTillerman.com