Thorns of Chaos

To save his people, Finn seeks illicit magic but finds a handsome sorcerer—and a power within himself.

“Cain crafts a vivid world ... rich with detail and myth-lore that traipses brightly through the darker themes.” (BookLife Reviews)

From the peaceful shores of his small village to a world of chaos and darkness, Finn embarks on a quest that will change him forever. Caught in the arms of another man by occupying soldiers of the Holy Dayigan Empire, Finn is wrongfully accused of murder—part of a plan to slaughter his people for their ‘ungodly’ ways.

With his people facing extinction, Finn's chief druidess sends him on a mission to seek help from powerful chaos druids beyond their borders. There he discovers Laisren, the man he once loved when they were boys. But darkness has taken its toll on Laisren, and he does not want Finn to follow his same fate—a fate that seems unavoidable.

With no other option, Finn embarks on an epic quest to find a relic crafted by chaos faeries that could save his people. He must traverse a savage world full of destruction and death while finding strength within himself against its cruelty.

Only through mastering this Chaos can Finn save his people. But will he be able to overcome the perilous magic without succumbing to it himself?

“This is a wonderfully written novel, a tear-jerker and page-turner. I highly recommend...” (Queer Sci Fi)

Contains adult material including adult activity, harsh language, and violence.

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Editorial Reviews

“Cain crafts a vivid world built around coming-of-age and man-vs-self tropes, a world rich with detail and myth-lore that traipses brightly through the darker themes of oppression and suffering. The Feah stand to lose everything, and Cain’s painstaking examination of the characters’ mental states gives readers a window into their anguish at the cost to protect their way of life.” —BookLife Reviews (click to read full review)

“I didn’t know what to expect from Cain, and was not disappointed. This is a wonderfully written novel, a tear jerker and page turner. I highly recommend “Thorns of Chaos.”” Queer Sci Fi (click to read full review)

Hardback ISBN: 978-1-7348024-2-9
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-7348024-3-6
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-7348024-4-3
LCCN: 2022918334
Retailer / Library orders are available through Ingram.

Series: The Encroaching Chaos, Book 0
Genres: dark fantasy, epic fantasy, fantasy, LGBT+
Publisher: Vyletra LLC
Publication Year: 2023
Format: Hardback / Paperback / eBook
Length: 404
ISBN: 9781734802436

List Price: $16.99
eBook Price: $2.99
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