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The River War

The Vastness Series, Book 2 · The Vastness

by Blake Hausladen


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This novella is part two of The Vastness, also available as a collection.
War begins to brew as a desperate mission to the frozen edge of the world is mounted in order to rescue Enhedu's stolen children.
Average people gain magic and blood quickly becomes as important as air.
"I'm not a daughter who needs to be warned of the dangers of the world. I'm a queen." -Dia
The Vastness is the third and final omnibus collection to the Vesteal Series. The Vastness takes us deep into the capital of Bessradi, following the chaos of Native Silver, where new magic is emerging. Ghosts stir, the ground shakes, and an unknown magic has been unleashed. Blood soon becomes as important as air, and our characters struggle to keep the world balanced.
In the end, the war will be over, but which side will win?
"I was delivering kings to troubled lands and perusing an enemy I did not know how to defeat toward an unknown shore." - Soma O'Nropeel
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

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Rook Creek Books
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The Vastness


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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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