“Korian is a towering achievement. The imaginary world is full of magic and the emotions that the characters displayed are well rendered. Giorgio Garofalo proved to be a master of imagination.” —OnlineBookClub
A startling blend of mysticism, myth, nature and adventure.
We all have a dark side, but his . . . destroys worlds.
The Manian’s Spear, is the thrilling first installment in the Korian series of epic, dark fantasy novels. Set on Endura, a world as wondrous as it is mysterious, the saga follows Korian, Doric and Will—three outcasts with unique powers—as they come of age in a mystical world ravaged by a dark insatiable evil. It’s a story, layered in myth, of two species: humans and firstlings—the indigenous humanoid species, and their battle against an unimaginable nightmare.
When an ancient evil is awakened, a legacy is tragically thrust upon Korian, Doric and Will. Cursed with the burden to seek out the Azura: a faceless enigma; a gift from the gods; the guardian; a super-being, and the last hope for the downtrodden species, the unwary boys must reluctantly embark on a tortuous quest. Relentlessly pursued by a dark featureless figure wielding a powerful dark magic, they encounter a number of unique characters and creatures, and a sorcerer with the moniker, Manian, along the way. As they follow three distinct paths toward a great purpose: to find the Azura and the Portal to the realm of the gods, their quest uncovers the true meaning of friendship, the harsh reality of who they are and drives them towards the final confrontation for Endura, where the fates of everyone rest with the resolve of one man, his enchanted spear, and a force that evil did not reckon: the unbound power that comes when the rapture of love is suddenly and irretrievably lost.