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Centuries ago, the prophetic Golden Age ended in war, and history spiraled into darkness. Now, the saga continues as our heroes prepare for a dark invasion in the hollow aftermath of A'lara's unbinding. Deep within the mountain fortress of Sierlyn, the legendary elf Kingard frees the captive empress of Allana. Under the elf's watchful eye, the new Light Master Jorn strives to redeem the stains of his past betrayal. When the unwitting dark mage Haisrir embarks for distant Kholl, he unleashes the gravest threat of all. Divided in purpose and forsaken by prophesy, their fractured band splinters under the burdens of impending war. But looming beyond the eastern horizon, their enemies ready a ghastly armada. Without new portents to guide them, Kingard and his allies face a blind scramble to defend their imperiled empire.

Fantasy / Adventure
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Table of Contents

Hello, dear reader! This novel will be published in 2021, and it contains a number of maps of the Known World, which cannot be displayed through Inkitt. Each chapter is accompanied by a unique map, and the map region is used as a chapter title.

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Also, because Inkitt prefers shorter chapters, this novel’s 20 chapters have been divided into smaller sections. This table of contents reflects the original formatting.

Chapter I: The Glades of Despair
Chapter II: The City A’lara
Chapter III: The Ring of Yuuny’ii
Chapter IV: The Inner Empire
Chapter V: Lowtown

Chapter I: The Khollek Mountains
Chapter II: The Forests of Kalrein
Chapter III: The Sutek Desert
Chapter IV: Dua Daralel
Chapter V: The Kelp Beds of Sonne Rovikya

Chapter I: The Reefs of Seyodi Rovikya
Chapter II: The Reefs of Rajaweh Rovikya
Chapter III: The Ring of Luul’waale
Chapter IV: New Ryerin
Chapter V: The East Katei

Chapter I: The Front Rishi
Chapter II: The Reefs of Dynde
Chapter III: The Eastern Front
Chapter IV: Pebble Beach
Chapter V: The Red Sea

BONUS: Worldbuilding Resources




The rest of this “chapter” contains the front matter for the published book: advanced praise, my publication list, copyright, dedication, and acknowledgments.

Scroll through if you’re interested, or skip straight to the next chapter to start reading!

Incredible world-building!”M.L Spencer, author of The Rhenwars Saga

Praise for groundbreaking author
D.N.Frost’s Tales of the Known World novels


“I was on the edge of my seat as I turned each page. Looking for a novel that is hard to put down? Look no further. A fantasy novel you will never forget!” – Steven Daniel Books

“Unique world-building with magical imagery that delights the senses. Maps are sprinkled throughout . . . The climatic ending is fast-paced and takes unexpected turns. I recommend to readers who love world-building and vivid imagery of how magic works.” – Linnea Tanner, New Apple Summer and Global Ebooks award-winning author of the Curse of Clansmen and Kings series

“A rare treat, a spark of uniqueness that makes [fantasy] feel new again. Both gripping and beautiful, the book fantasy fans only dreamed about until now.” – Readers’ Favorite

“Anyone who likes epic fantasy is going to love this saga.” – Alberto Guaita Tello, author of The Eyes of the Sea

“Wow. Top-notch . . . contains several subtle forms of brilliance that induce a deep, cerebral pause. The author does an excellent job.” – Jocelyn Crawley, editor of WordHelps

“As beautifully written as it is captivating.” Alithea G. of California

“The world brought to life is so amazing and rich with culture. I haven’t felt this strongly about a book since The Dark Elf Trilogy by R.A. Salvatore. I can hardly wait for the next book!” – J.R. Cooper of Texas

“A truly good book. It’s hard to put down.” Edward O. of Michigan

“One of the most amazing books I’ve ever had the pleasure to read! Frost really knows how to enrapture the reader and create a fantastic world.” – Bellatrix L.S. of Texas (starred review)

“Hell of an end. Can’t wait for more!” – Julia D. of New Jersey

“Ideal for fans of Andre Norton, Mercedes Lackey, Brent Weeks. Gripping, fluidly written. Frost’s characters are involved, complex and brimming with an enlightened spark.” – Jessie H. of Texas (starred review)

“Unbridled, uncontrived, and groundbreaking. This story really stands out, with puzzle pieces that snap together in satisfying succession. Keep ’em coming!” – Jesse V. of Michigan

“Gripping from the very first page, the story unfolds like a great epic tapestry. Want fantasy, dragons, and a book you just can’t stop reading? Go for it.” – Albert of U.S.A. (starred review)

“Once I started it, I couldn’t put it down. As you read – no, consume – this book, you are pulled along with the whirlwind of the character’s experience. Bravo!” – Sarah D. of New York (starred review)

“You won’t be able to put it down! The characters are center-stage, but Frost also creates a world that becomes vivid in the reader’s imagination.” – Mike B. of Pennsylvania (starred review)

“Very well written fantasy, exciting and gripping, [with] a whole world supplied freely by the author’s website. Become lost in an engaging plot and a very plausible alternative world.” – Cathy of U.K. (starred review)

“Poetic prophecies, detailed maps, and a tense plot. Traditional fantasy races and creatures all have a twist to them. Frost manages the cast of distinctive characters and weaves their stories through many unexpected twists and turns.” – Readers’ Favorite

“Frost is a consummate world-builder. Characters are complex and three-dimensional. If you love Anne McCaffrey, J.R.R. Tolkien and Tad Williams, Awakening is a novel you want. The plot is fast-paced and entertaining. A spectacular accomplishment.” – M.L Spencer, author of the Rhenwars Saga

Advanced praise for BROKEN

“The characterization was impressive. Frost made unlikable, seemingly irredeemable characters rootable, or at least sympathetic. Fast-paced, humor, tension, excitement, foreboding, heartbreaking. Excellent sequel!” – Dana V.

“Exciting, suspenseful, and constantly left me wanting more. I felt a connection with every character that stretched over a very wide range of emotions. I eagerly wait for the next installment.” – J.R. Cooper

“Frost does a fantastic job of creating full worlds and dynamic characters, as well as character relationships, all tied together with heady imagery. Plus, subscribing to her website gets you free access to all sorts of neat things to bring you closer to this wonderful fantasy world.” – Savannah B.

Also by D.N.Frost
Tales of the Known World

Set I ~ Chronicles of Mother’s Gate
BROKEN ~ Book Two

Coming Soon

CONCEIVED ~ Book Three
DIVINE ~ Book Four
Set II ~ The Rise of the House of Grishem

Additional Titles

For Kindle ~ FANTASY MAP MAKER JUMP START: 61 Easy Tips for Fantasy World Building with Real Earth Science

Published by TotKW Books
An imprint of D.N.Frost Publications
Copyright © 2021 by D.N.Frost

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Tales of the Known World Saga
ISBN: 978-1689844550
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Cover art, cover design, book design, and maps by D.N.Frost
This book is a work of fiction.

For us, and for them.


This book took an astounding amount of effort over the course of six years, and countless people helped me make it to the finish line. I must thank my aunt Dana for her late-night talks and boundless enthusiasm, as well as her assistance with editing.

I want to thank my other editors Remy and Blue, whose excitement about this story helped motivate me through the challenges of the book’s launch. And I want to thank Jesse, whose unbiased story feedback has meant the world to me.

Thanks to my friends who endured countless hours of me talking about these stories and the world where they happen. Specifically, thanks to Tamara and Wannyda for getting excited with me.

As always, very special appreciation goes out to Lindsay, without whom these stories never would have been.

I also must thank each person who’s provided a book review. You took time out of your day to share your thoughts, and your feedback is truly invaluable. I am writing for you, after all, and it means so much to know that my work has hit its mark.

Lastly, thank you, dear reader, for picking up this book and becoming part of my adventure.

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