“Only valour and steel can stand against the rising dead”
Arnar is a land of warriors, its people as stalwart as the stones themselves. In a land of dark forests and ancient hill forts, a forgotten evil is awoken by curious minds.
The Great Histories and the Sagas say nothing of this evil, long passed from the memory of even the studious scholars of the College. For centuries, the scholars of Arnar have kept these records and preserved the knowledge and great deeds of a proud people. The story of these peoples forever chronicled in the Sagas of the Great Histories.
But now the evil spreads and the dead walk in its wake, terrible creatures roam the night and even the spirits are restless. The Dead Sagas could perhaps be the final chapters of these great records.
Many threads entwine to tell this Saga, interweaving the tales of those who played their part in the search for answers and ultimately their fight for survival. Amid plague, invasion and terror, the inexorable rise of the dead sends a kingdom scrabbling to its knees.
This Dark Fantasy Epic combines dark malign horror and gritty survival adventure as the Dead Sagas unfold in a world where honour and renown is all, where beasts and savages lurk in the wilderness, and where sword, axe and shield is all that stands between the living and the grasping hands of the dead.
My yearly reread of this fantastic dark medieval, plague ridden and zombie infested lands of Arnar has begun, and every time I read them, they just get better and better.
There are only two books in the series so far: A Ritual Of Bone and A Ritual Of Flesh, with the third and final instalment A Ritual Of Blood is coming in the near future, and I absolutely can’t wait to find out the fate and outcome of my favourite characters.
The Dead Sagas, even though is not finished yet is one of my favourite top 10 series of all time, it’s one of those books you can’t put down till you finsh it in one setting, like an old friend, always visiting now and again.
The erie dark setting Lee C Conley has set from the very start will have you hooked straight away. The grizzly characters are fantastic. The plot and the worldbuilding are so good. A blood curdling, visceral masterpiece that will have you wanting more.
If you are a fan of audio books, R.J. Baley the narrator gives an awesome performance, his northern gravily accent gives life to the Vikings of Arnar, There is a scene were an Arnar warrior is trying to put down a zombie and starts shouting, why won’t you just fucking die, will have you in stitches, and R.J. Baley killed it.
In A Ritual Of Bone, after a college ritual goes bad, a foul evil has descended, bringing the dead and cursed with it, and they are set on ravaging anyone they come across in the lands of Anar.
When Lord of the watch Arnulf sends out a patrol in the passes, and they fail to return. He sets out with some hand-picked warriors to find out what happened to them. What they discover would chill any hardened warrior to their very core.
Worse than any nightmare, Arnulf must return to warn others of their discovery and find those responsible for bringing death and destruction down upon them.
If you love dark fantasy with zombies, axe weilding warriors, and just some wonderful storytelling at its very finest, then check this out and pray to the Gods that you make it through this one alive, highly recommended….😁🧟⭐