Mighty warriors fight to save the realm from blood magic and evil, in this battle-soaked epic fantasy novel, from the hugely popular Descent games
The once-glorious Barony of Kell is a ruin of its former self, assailed by banditry and famine; its noble Baron Frederic is caught between saving his people and defending his borders. Yet worse is to come… for a new Darkness is rising. Sadistic warrior-priestess, Ne’Krul, spying an opportunity to wreak bloody vengeance on behalf of her demonic masters, leads her Uthuk warband into a brutal invasion. Kell’s only hope lies in holy warrior, Andira Runehand, and legendary hero, Trenloe the Strong, both drawn to Kell to defeat an alliance of evil unprecedented in Terrinoth. They must not fail.
David Guymer is a scientist-turned science fiction and fantasy author from the north of England. His work includes many novels in the Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, and Marvel universes, notably Dark Avengers: The Patriot List, the bestselling audio production Realmslayer, and Hamilcar: Champion of the Gods, which has since been adapted into an animated TV series. He has also contributed to fantastical worlds in video games, tabletop RPGs, and board games.
"The Shield of Daqan is yet another great example of a Guymer story, which means that it's fun, that's it's exciting, that it has characters with personality, that it moves rapidly - taking you to interesting places to see interesting things... Maybe this says something more about me than it does anything else, but I can't remember the last time I read a book with such legitimately heroic heroes. It's something I didn't know I was missing, but I was thrilled."
– The Mortal Realms
"An all-round winner! A Great cast of unconventional characters driving a fast-paced plot of heroes vs villains. Beautifully described in both world and character actions."
– Eternal Bookcase
"It's fun, it's exciting, it's literally dripping with personality, and what’s more, you need absolutely zero knowledge of the setting. This is a perfect franchise genre novel in my opinion."