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Opposing Oaths

Vesteal Series, Book 2 · Vesteal

by Blake Hausladen


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"Ghosts in the Yew gave me the same feeling as another book I read last year en thoroughly enjoyed: The Pillars of the Earth". – Draumr Kopa Fantasy Book Blog
This novella is part two of Ghosts in the Yew, also available as a collection.
As Barok's history is revealed, loyalty is questioned, and allies must choose.
"You are either a friend of a foe. Barok is an heir to two thrones. We serve a man like no other in all the history of Zoviya."
Magic begins to grow in this epic fantasy surrounded by the mystery of old gods, blood magic, and statecraft. Ignited by redemption and conquest, this journey will test their struggles to survive and will put them at odds with their families, their nation, and the very powers that shaped the world. But, this story is bigger than these things.
It's bigger than all of us.
You can read the trilogy in full volumes, or broken up into five novellas each.
The Vestal Series
A tale of violent magic, intrigue, and statecraft, the Vesteal Series is the story of four souls that are banished beyond the edge of the map to a land of gnarled forests, ancient magic, and the site of a terrible murder. Their struggles to survive will put them at odds with their families, their nation, and the very powers that shaped the world.
1. Ghosts in the Yew
Novella 1 - Beyond the Edge
Novella 2 - Opposing Oaths
Novella 3 - Reckless Borders
Novella 4 - Bayen's Women
Novella 5 - Falling Tides
2. Native Silver
Novella 1 - Sutler's Road
Novella 2 - Forgotten Stairs
Novella 3 - Thrall's Wine
Novella 4 - Corsair Princess
Novella 5 - Tanayon Born
3. The Vastness
Novella 1 - Silent Rebellion
Novella 2 - The River War
Novella 3 - The Blinded
Novella 4 - Crimson Valley
Novella 5 - Singer's Reward
"The author has clearly done his research in writing this book, and I was very impressed with his description of the rebuilding of the nation of Enhedu. Mostly though, he has created characters who go through harrowing ordeals that you latch onto and care deeply about. Oh, and the battles he describes are epic and will leave you on the edge of your seat."Sam, Goodreads

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Rook Creek Books
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Blake Hausladen (Author)

Armed with an English degree from Ripon College and an MBA from Chicago's Stuart School of Business, Blake has thrived for many years in the shadowed back-office realms of the financial industry. He currently solves financial crimes in Chicago dur...

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