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Title: The Ventifact Colossus (#1 The Heroes of Spira)

Author: Dorian Hart

Published: 7th of January 2016 – Jester Hat Books

Format: Digital (courtesy of @The_WriteReads) – 344 pages

Hello Hello! How are you?

Today I am bringing you my spotlight for The Ventifact Colossus by Dorian Hart, currently being featured on a #BlogTour organised by Dave and the team over at @The_WriteReads.

As you know I am a fantasy fan, and I always love finding new fantasy series, especially by indie authors, so when I got the email about this book, I knew I needed to give it a go. I really like the sound of the blurb so I’m very much looking forward to reading and reviewing it once university has finished and I’m back to blogging full-time again, sometime towards the end of this summer, so keep your eyes peeled for my thoughts!

Thank you, as always, to Dave for letting me be part of this tour, it is always an honour. Now, without further ado, here is my spotlight!


A tale of epic fantasy begins…

Banished to an otherworldly prison for centuries, the monstrous Emperor Naradawk is about to break free and wreak havoc upon the world of Spira. The archmage Abernathy can no longer keep the monster at bay, and has summoned a collection of would-be heroes to help set things right.

Surely he made a mistake. These can’t be the right people.

Dranko is priest-turned-pickpocket, expelled from his church for his antics. Kibilhathur is a painfully shy craftsman who speaks to stones. Aravia is a wizard’s apprentice whose intellect is eclipsed only by her arrogance. Ernest is a terrified baker’s son. Morningstar is a priestess forbidden from daylight. Tor is a young nobleman with attention issues. Ysabel is an elderly farm woman. Grey Wolf is a hard-bitten mercenary.

None of them are qualified to save the world, but they’ll have to do. Even Abernathy himself seems uncertain as to why he chose them.

What starts with a simple scouting mission soon spirals into something more far-reaching and sinister. The heroes will contest with dream warriors, evil cultists, sentient gemstones, and a devious yet infuriatingly polite gentleman with a perfect moustache, on their way to a desperate encounter with the unstoppable: The Ventifact Colossus.


Dorian Hart is the author of the Heroes of Spira epic fantasy series, which currently includes The Ventifact Colossus, The Crosser’s Maze, and The Greatwood Portal. He also wrote the interactive science fiction novella Choice of the Star Captain for Choice of Games.

In a bygone century, Dorian graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in creative writing. This led circuitously to a 20-year career as a video game designer, where he contributed to many award-winning titles including Thief, System Shock, System Shock 2, and BioShock.

Now he writes books in his Boston-area study, serves as the stay-at-home dad for his two daughters, and happily allows his wife to drag him off on various wilderness adventures.

Dorian’s Links: Blog/WebsiteTwitterAmazonGoodreads

That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading my post, see you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx

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