Gift of the Shaper

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Gift of the Shaper

by D.L. Jennings

Armies will clash, and even gods will die…

For thousands of years, the Breaker of the Dawn has been locked away in the ethereal plane of the Otherworld. Now, a young blacksmith’s apprentice finds himself trapped in a war between the noble Athrani, a subset of humanity gifted with the ability to transmute matter, and the malevolent and powerful Khyth, who seek to free the ancient god from his prison.

When his father, Olson, is kidnapped, Thornton Woods and his childhood friend, Miera, must leave their small village of Highglade to find him. On their way, they are joined by Ynara and Kethras, cat-like humanoids called Kienari, who use their skills as hunter/trackers to follow Olson’s trail. When it comes to light that one among them possesses the key to the Breaker’s release, Thornton and his friends must defy the might of the Khyth as armies on both sides collide in pursuit of the ultimate prize.

Gift of the Shaper chronicles the epic struggle between the existing forces of good and evil, with both sides vying for control of the key that unlocks the Otherworld. The very powers of creation and destruction hang in the balance, and only a heroic effort by Thornton and Miera, backed by the power of the Athrani, can possibly stop the Khyth from unleashing ruin — and the Breaker — upon their world.

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Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 0.5 × 8.5 in


  1. Bobby Dunaway

    “An exceptional series opener with memorable characters and simple but enticing worldbuilding” – Kirkus Reviews

    “Jennings is an incredible writer. Any reader who loves to be engrossed in an elaborate plot will enjoy his novel.” -San Francisco Book review

    “…an exceptional story, which grabbed my attention from the beginning and held it until the very end.” -Feathered Quill

    “A rollicking good read that is for the fantasy fiction lover in all of us.” -Seattle Book Review

    “Gift of the Shaper is fast-paced and action-packed. A fun, entertaining debut novel that ends with a bang.” -Reader Views

    “Jennings uses seamless world-building like [Robert] Jordan and [Brandon] Sanderson. The language elements are beautiful and consistent and the Otherworld is much greater and larger than the slice that we are treated to.” -Author Christopher D. Schmitz

    Awards for Gift of the Shaper:

    Winner: Beverly Hills Book Awards 2018 (Category: Fantasy)
    Finalist: Best Book Awards 2018 (Category: Fantasy)

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