Genesis of Oblivion Saga

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An Award-Winning Epic Fantasy Saga

It has been thousands of years since the Essence awoke and flooded the land of Talic'Nauth with magic. The races of the land have all prospered; building grand cities and expanding their borders to all corners of the land. But all is not as it seems, as the more ancient and powerful races feel that their rightful place should be above all others.

Follow along through the lives of those who live in this world and be swept away in the depth of cultures, the grandeur of civilizations, and immerse yourself in over ninety-six thousand years of history.

Genesis of Oblivion is a six novel series by Maxwell Alexander Drake.

Critics & Fans rave about Drake's new Saga

2009 Moonbeam Young Adult Fantasy Award Winner for Excellence in Literature.

Dragonroots Magazine Best New Fantasy Saga of 2009 Award Winner.

The characters in “Farmers & Mercenaries” are well-developed. Their stories are told in alternating chapters, and readers easily become invested in the fate of each. The pace of the book is quick and the story lines solid. Readers will turn pages late into the night just to find out what will happen next.
With “Farmers & Mercenaries,” fans of the fantasy genre have another group of characters to get to know and love. I can't wait for the next in the series. – Las Vegas Review Journal on Farmers & Mercenaries
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Drake’s thrilling adventure inspires readers to root for their favorite hero or hope for a villain’s demise. The diverse and dangerous world of Talic’Nauth captures the imagination, transporting readers to a land they might not want to leave. – Las Vegas Review Journal on Mortals & Deities
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Drake is a master storyteller, crafting an amazingly organic tale. I put the book down and wanted to dive right into the sequel. Why should you read this book? Why shouldn’t you is the better question. This novel is a compelling start to an epic series that I will be following devoutly until its completion; a story rich with originality and wonder, whose characters have vast untapped potential. The plot flows with natural, well-crafted rhythm and the vibrant world yearns to be further explored. Farmers and Mercenaries is a completely mesmerizing tale. – on Farmers & Mercenaries
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The way that this novel ends blew me away. It confirmed the suspicions that I had early on in the novel, yet the reveal isn’t blatantly obvious—and there are quite a few things that shocked me. I became emotionally invested in the characters and cared about their actions. A certain pivotal scene for a character made me gasp and quickly re-read to make sure what I saw was true, thinking, “What the hell just happened?” But it happened, and the character acted accordingly in a feat of seamless storytelling. This is a magnificent addition to the Genesis of Oblivion series, and one that begs for additional sequels. The richly developed world leaves me wanting more, just as the first novel did.  I can’t wait to return to Talic’Nauth! – on Mortals & Deities
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The deeper you read, the more drawn into the story and characters you will become. Farmers & Mercenaries is great.  I am looking forward to more books by Maxwell Alexander Drake and Imagined Interprises, Inc. – on Farmers & Mercenaries
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I truly enjoyed reading the second book in the Genesis of Oblivion Saga. I was pulled into each scene. The descriptions written by Drake are detailed and strong, drawing the reader into the story. The pace of the story and the storyline is well thought out.  – on Mortals & Deities
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Farmers and Mercenaries is a well-structured adventure that does a solid job of establishing the ground rules for the rest of the series. The bare bones of a patented Great Adventure have been set in place... – Underground Reading Review on Farmers & Mercenaries
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"Drake comes through with banners snapping in the breeze from raised lances. Overall, I am impressed by this first outing and look forward to seeing where this story goes over the next several books. I gave this book a rating of four out of five stars." – on Farmers & Mercenaries
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…by the end I was mesmerized so that I could not put it down till I had finished it. Drake does a good job of developing the characters and melding their paths throughout the book. The ending was a good set up for book two so I can hardly wait to see how the story continues.  - Paperdragoninc.comon Farmers & Mercenaries
(From their September 2009 Online Magazine)

I have just finished reading book one of the Genesis of Oblivion Saga and I have to say that I am very much impressed by the writing of Maxwell Alexander Drake. At first I thought it was going to be a little difficult getting into the book but after a few pages I started feeling more and more involved with the book. Drake breathes new life into the fantasy genre with this first book. – on Farmers & Mercenaries
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I loved this book, it is refreshing to read a book where it starts you right into the story. At times I had to put the book down, and blink a couple of times to make sure I was in the real world. It immerses you with the characters and their feelings and struggles. Can't wait until book Two. - customer Mary Elizabeth Gibson on Farmers & Mercenaries

I am an unabashed Fantasy junkie. I love great epic fantasy; it is by far my favorite Genre, when done well. Sadly it hasn't been done well by a new author in a long, long time. In a market full of old favorites and dull imitators Drake emerges as a fresh new voice with a great new world and series. His characters are well developed, his world rich and detailed and the plot intriguing and exciting. I cannot describe to you my joy at finally finding a new fantasy author who has the talent and storytelling ability of the old masters without being forced to copy their work. I loved this book and I can't wait for the next book in the series. You need to start reading this series now, because I guarantee you will be re-reading it for years. - customer Lystra Pitts on Farmers & Mercenaries
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This series, starting with Farmers and Mercenaries, is a great new series. In many ways the author's style reminds me of Brandon Sanderson. I would rate this right up there with the Way of Kings or The Warded Man. The world that is created is new and not a tired cliche found in the fantasy genre. All I can say is give me more! - customer Bryan McAffee on Mortals & Deities
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I love the writing style of world and the character introductions. The characters are described in such a way that it paints a picture of who they are and what they look in the minds eye without distracting from the story. When you read this book it really places you in the world and makes you feel a part of it. I had a hard time putting it down once I started. - customer Michael Gibson on Farmers & Mercenaries

Drake has done it again! The story he started in book 1 has exploded into non-stop action in book 2. The plot thickens & new characters/villains & unknowns are introduced. A real page turner that has me very much looking forward to the next in the series! - customer G.A. Mcbride on Mortals & Deities
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It's a wonderful, layered saga with different narratives weaved together in a way that makes it difficult to put down. Maxwell Alexander Drake has created a richly complex and dramatic world filled with unforgettable characters. I highly recommend it and can't wait for the next in the series to come out. - member Debbie on Farmers & Mercenaries
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I read a lot of fantasy and Mr. Drake definitely has talent. He creates an interesting, deep world with a great magic system. I especially liked the characters of Elith and Arderi and I am looking forward to reading more of their adventures. - member Paul on Mortals & Deities
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