Embers of Illeniel

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,447 ratings

The Mountains Rise Publisher's Summary

**A note of warning from the author;

I waited until the book was finished before writing this foreword. Now I find it difficult to encapsulate the book in a short summary, but I felt the need to forewarn you, The Reader. Many of you have probably read my previous series, Mageborn, which is set two millennia after the events in this book, so you may have some misconceptions about what you’ll find here.

Unlike Mageborn, this story encounters more adult issues. The main character does not always do the ‘right’ thing, and in fact, cannot be called a hero. Events conspire to darken his future and twist his morality, but his choices are his own. Most importantly, the story delves into some topics of a sensitive nature, particularly sexual abuse and violence, though there is nothing graphic in the telling.

I didn’t set out to write a book about those things, but they came up as part of the course of this tale, and I couldn’t avoid them. Before allowing some of the situations in this book, before writing them, I sought advice from a number of friends; people who have confided in me over the years. Several of them have been through experiences that correlate to a surprising degree with some of the darker elements within this tale.

Fortunately, they had much better outcomes, and in fact, I doubt any of them would condone the choices that the main character in this story makes. My main purpose in writing this foreword is to make sure that my audience understands that I don’t take the subject matter lightly.

- Michael G. Manning

©2014 Michael G. Manning (P)2015 Podium Publishing
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  • Book 1

    • The Mountains Rise

    • Embers of Illeniel, Book 1
    • By: Michael G. Manning
    • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,564
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,449
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,444

    **See author's note on adult content below.** From the dark depths of the past, comes the tale of the first wizard of Illeniel. Daniel Tennick lived simply, a young shepherd with few troubles and little to occupy his mind, until the warden appeared. Daniel's power awakens, and he finds himself hunted by the servants of the cruel and uncaring forest gods. Trapped by his gift, Daniel will uncover the secrets of the deep woods and those who live there, a civilization created from the grave of an older one.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dark and heart wrenching beautiful.

    • By Dallas on 04-25-15

    Regular price: $34.49

  • Book 2

    • The Silent Tempest

    • Embers of Illeniel, Book 2
    • By: Michael G. Manning
    • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,153
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,083
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076

    The story of the first Illeniel wizard continues. Tyrion's life among the She'Har had become quiet, but the sins of his youth have returned to haunt him. The Mordan wardens have discovered one of his children, and the other groves are racing to find and claim the rest of his illegitimate offspring. Unable to stand by and watch as his children are used as pawns against one another, Tyrion makes a hard choice, one that will set him against everyone and everything he cares for.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • dark, tragic, but very good.

    • By jared miller on 02-18-16

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 3

    • Betrayer's Bane

    • Embers of Illeniel, Book 3
    • By: Michael G. Manning
    • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 730
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 683
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 682

    Tyrion was a good person who had been born to a simple family and raised with love, but the world has shaped him for a different fate. Twisted by violence and torture, he is obsessed with a relentless desire for vengeance, and he has sown the seeds of wrath in his children. The She'Har have offered him the opportunity to be a great leader and usher in a new era of prosperity and peace, but, despite his gentle beginnings, Tyrion is no hero.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book perfectly performed.

    • By james on 09-06-17

    Regular price: $34.99