The Windwalker Legacy

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Book One: The Swampling King

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TSKlastfinalFive hundred years ago, the eagle-eyed sorcerer-prophets of the Sky God called Windwalkers fought a great war against the monstrous Deeplings—patchwork horrors made of all the things that crawl and rot under the earth.

The Windwalkers lost.

A dark mist swallowed the world, and the Swamp was born, vast and sunless and full of monsters. The Windwalkers used what remained of their power to raise nine cities above the mist on nine mountains, abandoning those who had betrayed them to the Deeplings. Ever since, the Storm Knights of the Nine Peaks have hunted the people of the Swamp, stamping out the cursed blood magic born of their treachery.

Now, something stirs once more in the dark, and change is coming.

A swampling woman seeks a way to lead her people into the light.

A prince of the Nine Peaks begins to doubt the righteousness of an age-old crusade.

An ambitious duke sees a chance to seize the power he has long coveted.

Deeplings creep above the mist at night, attacking in numbers unseen since before the Rising.

And from the unexplored reaches of the Swamp comes a boy with the eyes of an eagle, who may bring salvation—or doom.

4 Responses to The Windwalker Legacy

  1. Julie says:

    I loved the book and can’t wait for the next one!

  2. Jonathan Lambert says:

    I read this book last year (2021) and only just noticed it’s publication date when looking to see if the sequel has come out yet or not. Are there plans to finish this trilogy or should I just move it to the Fire and Ice list?

    • bensdobson says:

      I intend to finish it. It’s my personal favorite of my books, and I’ve had the story in my head for many years. I’ve written about this in a few places but the issue is that the first book did quite poorly financially, and as an indie writer trying to make a living, I can’t afford to finish it right now, because the time frame on writing a book that size without making money off it is somewhat prohibitive. That means finishing the next one has to be fit in around the margins of books that make me money (or I have to get rich enough I can just write it for kicks and not worry about earnings). I can’t say when it will be done. Not soon, sadly. Sorry!

      • Jonathan Lambert says:

        Thanks for the reply! Especially so quickly.

        It’s a shame the book did so poorly. I read the Magebreakers series first and enjoyed it enough that I looked through some of the other stuff you’d published and that’s how I came across The Swampling King. As much as I did enjoy the Magebreakers I really think there’s a more compelling story behind the Windwalkers and I would have thought it’d have been better received.

        I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for the next in the series and anything else you publish. I wish you all the success with your writing. I know it can often be a poorly rewarded endeavor.

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