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“If war is upon us, then war becomes us.”

Today, June 12th 2024, marks one year since Corey Ratliff kicked off his dark epic fantasy series with Whispers of a World Breaker. And because we like to party over on Before We Go, we are delighted to join in the celebration by bringing you an exciting cover reveal for the upcoming third instalment in the Elmerïan Chronicles. 

That’s right, Ratliff has not been sitting idle since that publication last year, and we are already anticipating the release of book number 3 in the series! Sanderson who?!
Now, let’s first dig into the blurb to learn a bit more about what Embers of a Fractured Soul will be about!

*Mild spoiler warning for books 1 and 2

A tempest gathers, and Maerïnor stands unprepared. Throughout the past year, the power in Verilia has shifted, and the alliances shattered. Now, Tirian and the Ashen Empire seek dominion as blood saturates the land.

In a relentless race against time, Aric and Eldras must learn to harness their newfound power amidst the chaos. In the fray where every move is critical, a new shadow alliance emerges, driven by fear and the thirst for vengeance. But who better than the prophesied World Breaker to wield the dark hand of justice?

Meanwhile, in the south, Donalis grapples with his newfound authority, realizing its steep cost as traitors conspire against the throne. The looming cloud and losses during the Battle of Ambermead threaten to engulf him and the queen.

Gunardt sets his sight on an ancient power that can restore the dwarves to their former glory. But the treachery from Thraldur begins to show its true depth.

As newcomers descend upon Verilia, unsettling its very foundation, Tirian inches closer to his coveted prize, tightening his grip on the realm.

I don’t know about you, but I am IN! And you better believe that a book with such an epic premise has an even more epic cover. So, are you ready for your eyes to be blessed with some breathtaking dragony goodness? Let’s goooo….

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Behold: Embers of a Fractured Soul

Embers of a Fractured Soul

Don’t mind me drooling, I absolutely love this stunning piece of art! The magnificent Shelly Campbell knocked it out of the park once again, she has just been nailing all the covers for this series! Congrats, Corey, on another beautiful cover to represent your amazing story.

Now, I suspect I am not the only one who is now desperate to get their grabby little hands on this spectacular book and display it proudly on their shelves, but you will have to wait a while longer. That’s right, Embers of a Fractured Soul is currently scheduled to release a year from today, on June 12th, 2025.

But let’s look at it on the bright side, you now have an entire year to catch up on books 1 and 2! Plus, there’s also the prequel novella, Ashes of a Risen Empire, which you can get for free by subscribing to the author’s newsletter. See, Ratliff has provided us with more than enough exciting stories to keep us busy while waiting for book 3 to come out.

And to make sure you can dive in immediately on release day, just click the button below and pre-order Embers of a Fractured Soul now. Happy reading!

Pre-order from Amazon

Corey RatliffABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nerd, husband, and father, Corey Ratliff is the author of the epic fantasy series, Elmerïan Chronicles. Being a veteran and lifelong comic book and fantasy fan filled his mind with dreams of whimsical escape. Now, he brings all of his loves together in hopes to give you the escapism adventures of your dreams.

To find out more about Corey and his works, head over to his author website.

Esmay Rosalyne

Esmay is a self-proclaimed professional book devourer from The Netherlands. While (dark) fantasy will always have her heart, she is also a big indie/self-pub enthusiast and will probably read anything if the premise sounds intriguing enough. Or, you know, if it promises complete emotional destruction. When not reading books, she is probably reviewing books, talking about books, or watching videos of fellow bookworms talking about books.

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