Crown of Vengeance
Fires of Eden Series: Book One
by Stephen Zimmer

ISBN-13: 9780982565612 (Trade Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780982565605 (Hardcover)
612 Pages
Pub. Date: November 2009
Publisher: Seventh Star Press

It’s an ordinary night. Nothing special. For Mershad Shahab it’s a night to stay out of other student’s way. It’s a night to go to his little secluded place near campus to study and forget about things, both troubling and routine. Janus Roland, overcome with the grief of recently losing his father, agrees to venture out with friends. Erika Laesig just happens to come across Mershad’s little secluded area and joins him in conversation. Lee Chan and a few other young adults are doing routine stuff. As the night goes on, a fog begins rolling in. At first it appears just an irregular occurrence, but with the ticking of the clock the fog becomes so dense that one cannot even see more than a few paces ahead. Strange and mysterious that’s the only word for this thick encompassing fog.

As the fog thins out, Janus and his friends find themselves looking up into the bright skies of a new, incredible strange world. Erika and Mershad are experiencing the same thing as well as another group of young adults who had been engulfed by the mysterious fog. It would do no good to figure out scientifically what happened to them. They have all been mysterious brought to the fantastical world of Ave.

Janus, Erika, Mershad and the others have come into this strange world where the storm clouds of war are about to descend upon the Saxan Kingdom and the tribes of the Five Realms confederation. Invasion forces are massing under the hypnotic and charismatic voice of The Unifier, a mysterious figure whose silver tongue and charm has swept across the surface of Aveever since His rise to power in the Gallean duchy of Avanor. This war will be fought on land and sea, even the skies will be filled with dreaded flying minions. This will be an epic clash of good and evil as the young people from present day Earth must face titanic odds as they venture across a world filled with even greater dangers than they could possibly imagine.

One might say that author Stephen Zimmer could be classified as one of the great story tellers of our time. He has tendency to pen gripping novels with new twists to some commonly held ideas. Zimmer’s characters are compelling and real. The reader will have no trouble relating to the characters in any of Zimmer’s works. Action, another key point with Stephen Zimmer. Crown of Vengeance has high velocity action. Gear up, for it will leave you breathless and wanting more! Put this one on the top of your Must Read List today. — Mark Randell