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A Darkness Forged in Fire

(2008)
(The first book in the Iron Elves series)
A novel by

 
We do not fear the flame, though it burns us,
We do not fear the fire, though it consumes us,
And we do not fear its light,
Though it reveals the darkness of our souls,
For therein lies our power.
-- Blood Oath of the Iron Elves

First in a stunning debut series, A Darkness Forged in Fire introduces an unforgiving world of musket and cannon...bow and arrow...magic, diplomacy, and oaths -- each wielding terrible power in an Empire teetering on the brink of war.

In this world, Konowa Swift Dragon, former commander of the Empire's elite Iron Elves, is looked upon as anything but ordinary. He's murdered a Viceroy, been court-martialed, seen his beloved regiment disbanded, and finally been banished in disgrace to the one place he despises the most -- the forest.

Now, all he wants is to be left alone with his misery...but for Konowa, nothing is ever that simple. The mysterious and alluring Visyna Tekoy, the highborn daughter of an elfkynan governor, seeks him out in the dangerous wild with a royal decree that he resume his commission as an officer in Her Majesty's Imperial Army, effective immediately.

For in the east, a falling Red Star heralds the return of a magic long vanished from the earth. Rebellion grows within the Empire as a frantic race to reach the Star unfolds. It is a chance for Konowa to redeem himself -- even if the entire affair appears doomed to be a suicide mission...

and that the soldiers recruited for the task are not at all what he expects. And worse, his key adversary in the perilous race for the Star is the dreaded Shadow Monarch -- a legendary elf-witch whose machinations for absolute domination spread deeper than Konowa could ever imagine....

Genre: Fantasy    Get it on Google Play

"I'm always thrilled by seeing a new author press the boundaries of the conventions of fantasy. Chris Evans does just that - taking the broad sword and sorcery archetypes and placing them squarely in a new and exciting environment." - R A Salvatore


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Hardback Editions

July 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Darkness Forged in Fire: Book One of the Iron Elves (The Iron Elves)
Author(s): Chris Evans
ISBN: 1-4165-7051-9 / 978-1-4165-7051-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Darkness Forged in Fire: Book One of the Iron Elves
Author(s): Chris Evans
ISBN: 1-5011-2740-3 / 978-1-5011-2740-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Darkness Forged in Fire: The Iron Elves Book One: A Darkness Forged in Fire Bk. 1
Author(s): Chris Evans
ISBN: 1-84739-381-0 / 978-1-84739-381-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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May 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Darkness Forged in Fire: Book One of the Iron Elves
Author(s): Chris Evans
ISBN: 1-4165-7052-7 / 978-1-4165-7052-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Darkness Forged in Fire (The Iron Elves)
Author(s): Chris Evans
ISBN: 1-84737-362-3 / 978-1-84737-362-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Darkness Forged in Fire: Book One of the Iron Elves
Author(s): Chris Evans
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


August 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Darkness Forged in Fire: Book One of the Iron Elves
Author(s): Chris Evans
ISBN: 1-4001-0836-5 / 978-1-4001-0836-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Darkness Forged in Fire: Book One of the Iron Elves
Author(s): Chris Evans
ISBN: 1-4001-3836-1 / 978-1-4001-3836-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: A Darkness Forged in Fire: Book One of the Iron Elves
Author(s): Chris Evans
ISBN: 1-4001-5836-2 / 978-1-4001-5836-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Darkness Forged in Fire: Book One of The Iron Elves
Author(s): Chris Evans
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Darkness Forged in Fire: Book One of the Iron Elves
Author(s): Chris Evans
Publisher: Pocket Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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