Dangerous magic. A realm under siege. Can a mother and son defeat a rising evil?

Danalar Halyas isn't ready to grow up. Torn between boyhood desire and adult responsibility, the sixteen-year-old heir is devastated after his father goes missing in battle. And when a powerful ally suspected of treachery closes in on their lands, the untried youth worries he won't be able to protect his territory from war.

Charymylle Halyas stands strong within a storm of chaos and grief. As the fate of her beloved husband remains unknown, she directs the clan while shaping her teenage sons into men mighty enough to lead. But with demonic forces disrupting crucial spells and an emissary arriving with an unwelcome invitation, the troubled regent is terrified she'll lose all that she loves.

Defying his mother's commands, Danalar sneaks out with friends to warn a nearby village... only to run into sinister threats. And with the consequences of her decisions raining fire on her people, Charymylle fears she may have led her nation to its doom.

Will the Halyas family fall to darkness, or can they beat back a formidable foe?

The Hand of Fire is the gripping first book in The Essence of Tyranny epic fantasy series. If you like complex characters, vivid imagery, and visionary world-building, then you'll adore Roland J O'Leary's soulful adventure.

Buy The Hand of Fire to conquer the flames of destiny today!

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'All of a sudden I was hooked, and I couldn't put this book down, to the point where at the ending I was holding my breath as events unfolded because I was so caught by the story... the imagery was so vivid that I felt as though it was right there in front of me... I would absolutely recommend this book!' Rated as a 'Hidden Gem' on

'The Hand of Fire is an ambitious book, with a complex storyline and a vast world... Roland O'Leary is crafting something with massive potential... If the rest of the series is as well written as the first book is... the payoff will be huge, and the series will be a must-read for fans of sweeping fantasy.'

Read now and escape into the adventure.

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