Author of the Korian Epic Fantasy Adventure Series
Author of the Korian Epic Fantasy Adventure Series
Korian is a series of epic fantasy adventure novels, the first of which is, The Manian's Spear, available now on Amazon. Korian takes place on the fictional world of Endura, a fantastical place filled with unique creatures, some out of myth and legend. If you are a fan of stories with portals into alternate realms, swordplay, vicious battles, sorcery, and the challenge of real relatable feelings of anger, love, fear, loss, revenge, courage and the conflict between duty at the cost of self preservation, this story is for you. Pick up Book 2, Ark of the Fallen King, available now!
A stunning blend of mysticism, myth, nature, and adventure.
Endura is a wondrous world full of mystery and magic. Its citizens - humans and firstlings, a docile humanoid species - are just as wondrous, having no propensity in their nature for hatred, malice, and wrath.
In the early new age, a human boy is drawn to a mysterious eight-foot, rectangular-shaped metal object in the desert. Centuries later, an ancient evil emerges from Endura’s underbelly, unleashing a sea of animated corpses, slaves to a shadowy dark figure wielding power over darkness. Two events separated temporally and spatially, but linked, plunge Endura into a dark fate. The vulnerable races, with no capacity for conflict and violence, have no way to resist such wickedness. The gods devise an elaborate scheme and gift the races the Azura: a super-being foretold to restore balance to the spirit world. But under the weight of evil’s influence, even divine plans can go astray.
One last hope, hidden in the dying breath of an old sorcerer, thrusts a legacy upon three unwary outcasts: Doric, Will, and Korian. Each boy is hurled into torture, isolation, and segregation, with only themselves and the spirit of love, longing, and hope to drive them. Mysterious guides, a portal, an enchanted spear, epic battles, and betrayal await them as they look to solve the mystery behind the Azura and the metal object. Its truth is a double-edged sword: the key to salvation on one side, a path to ruin on the other.
The boys must outwit the shadowy figure, learn the secret to the Azura’s power, and figure a way around their passive nature to mount a resistance - before there won't be anything left to save.
Korian: The Manian's Spear is good for young adult and adult fans of epic fantasy.
"Korian is a towering achievement. The imaginary world is full of magic and the emotions that the characters displayed are well rendered. Giorgio Garofalo proved to be a master of imagination."
"Garofalo’s exploration of the unlimitedness of fantasy and imagination is truly mindbending." - OnlineBookClub
“It is remarkably effortless to become completely absorbed into this book. It instantly feels like you’re trapped underwater.”
"Giorgio Garofalo has articulated an epic-fantasy tale that is the likes of David Eddings and J.R.R Tolkien.” - OnlineBookClub
“Korian: The Manian's Spear is truly Homeric in its scope." - Author, Nathan Jones, Dr. Who
"This book literally blew my mind! The author's writing style is brilliant."
In this thrilling sequel to The Manian’s Spear, Giorgio Garofalo has taken Korian to another level of imagination. Ark of the Fallen King transports readers to a dystopian world filled with mystical creatures, sorcery and warfare on an epic scale.
For seven years, a remote island has served as a bucolic sanctuary, but a strange light in the southern sky summons more than curiosity. With a handful of his friends, and with help from a surprising face from the past, Korian—the Azura and bearer of the enchanted spear—returns to resume the brutal battle against the evil Aaron Hades and his army of Stragoy.
In this unique tale of friendship and survival, of discovery and revelation, where a creature the size of a small island pays it forward, a mysterious eye holds the key to buried secrets, and a heroic battle amid ancient ruins determines more than the future, the origin of the insatiable evil that pervades Endura is horrifically revealed. Follow Korian as he learns why the secret within the Ark of the Fallen King threatens the foundation of all Endurian life.
Korian: Ark of the Fallen King is good for young adult and adult fans of epic fantasy.
"A rousing, propulsive, and finely crafted fantasy tale." - Kirkus Reviews
"I believe Korian: Ark of the Fallen King is a fantastic next step in what could be a staple series and recommendation to any who consider themselves a stalwart fan of the fantasy genre . . ." - Sam West, OnlineBookClub
"Epic dystopian fantasy adventure is delivered by a polished author whose presence on the literary stage grows with each book he writes." - Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer
"Korian: Ark of the Fallen king is an outstanding book! It was captivating, thrilling, complete with imaginative and vivid world building and incredible suspense." - Amazon Reviewer
"I loved this book, it was exciting and immersive which is what I really want in a book." - Goodreads Reviewer
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