Rooms of Ruin
Winner of the 2019 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards Gold Medal for Fantasy!
Does destiny set the course life will take, or does life dictate a man's fate?
He rescued his family from the clutches of the Dark Queen, but in doing so, Hank Jensen trapped them in her realm. She has rallied her armies against him…and sent a traitor to guide him. Enigmatic figures swathed in dark power grapple to manipulate the threads of Hank's life, but they've forgotten one thing…
The Blood of the Isir throbs in Hank's veins, and he has the power to control his own destiny—if he can only learn to master it.
Only one path leads home, and it runs straight through the Rooms of Ruin.
"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