Stirring Power is the first book of the Evolution of Magic dark fantasy series by K.C. Blackbyrn
Witness a chilling look into the beginning of magic, an infection turning its human victims into weapons of destruction. And then it kills them. In order to survive, young hunter Jacob Wildleaf realizes he must seek control over the magic within himself.
Yet, Regent of the Blackwood Kingdom wants to purge all traces of magic from the land. When his soldiers burn down Jacob’s village, leaving him as the only survivor, Jacob realizes the extermination is mounting to a nightmarish scale. He’s thrust into battle against the Regent’s soldiers and magically created beasts to prevent more bloodshed than magic could ever cause on its own.
A Word from the Author
Stirring Power started out as a fever dream to put a book into the world that I would love to read. It took five years’ worth of headaches, frustrations, exhilarations, and rewrites (many, many of them) to flesh out exactly what I wanted in this story. And what I wanted was to explain, via this story, how magic came into the world of fantasy and how wrong we all were about its beginnings.
(K.C. Blackbyrn, February 2017)