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Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: The Demon of Hagermarsh by Beryll and Osiris Brackhaus

The Demon of Hagermarsh (Virasana Empire: Sir Yaden Book 1)

"The authors have created an interesting society with their detailed world-building, and their fully realised MCs and supporting cast made me care enough about them to want to know what happens to them, their hopes and dreams as this series develops. The plot was interesting and I liked the way characters' motivations were slowly revealed as the story progressed. Looking forward to the next book."

"I loved the way this story juxtaposed fantasy tropes with modernity.  The world building is fabulous and detailed.  The characters also come with a rich history, and I liked how the backstory unfolded at the same time as the present storyline.  The writing style made for smooth reading, and I thought having the present in 3rd POV, and the backstory/history in 1st was a cool way of distinguishing between the two, and exploring the two main characters through the eyes of the other. "


“The Emperor cares for each and every one of his subjects.”

Many consider the catchphrase of the imperial Lotus Knights to be nothing more but well-polished propaganda, but for Yaden, it is a way of life.

A young Lotus Knight himself, his first mission in service of the Emperor sends him to the remote village of Hagermarsh, a suspiciously friendly place on a planet known for its inhospitable people. But how to uncover a demonist coven when nothing bad ever happens?
Getting to know the villagers only complicates things - the motherly fishmonger surely isn’t a demonist. Nor the gruff leader of the local militia. And definitely not the cute baker from across the street.

Or are they?

Come discover a dazzling, hopeful universe of knights and monsters, of psions, aliens and ancient deities! The Demon of Hagermarsh is the first book of ‘Sir Yaden’, an epic SF saga of grand adventure, romance, bromance and family, set in the multi-faceted Virasana Empire. It is a romantic adventure and can be read as a standalone.

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