Nov. 18, 2011
-- Bellingham, Washington, United States of America - John Hennessy announces the release of his debut novel Life Descending, part one of The Cry of Havoc, a new epic fantasy series. On a world once devastated by deadly climate shifts, war threatens a continent in turmoil. The scorching heat of old is returning, and whispers of a Southern plague cross the Bordergrounds, spreading fear into the fanatical hearts of the North, who prepare themselves for one final holy conquest. At the edge of the conflict lies Tom Navo, a man who has lost a life, only to rise again. But his life spirals into chaos once more when he learns that his memories have been tampered with. Hope and revenge are all that remain after he meets Shakara, a woman who has also been shattered by grim secrets, secrets of missing families, brainwashed soldiers, and a warmongering king. Yet, among these bleak forecasts resides a hint of possibility, a chance to extinguish the coming darkness, with a clue to the location of the ancient Impermeable Suit, the lost enchanted armor of legend, surrounded by tales of triumph and glory of its former bearer. Now, Tom and Shakara seek its power, but others, dangerous and determined, including the zealous King of the North himself, have deciphered the clue and race to find such a potent weapon. In a realm full of deception and disloyalty, lust and malice, corruption and tragedy, stands a story of lords and servants, assassins and soldiers, and extraordinary beings aplenty, whose future teeters perilously on the brink of doom, as all life descends into shadow.
Author John Hennessy was inspired to write Life Descending six years ago while still in high school. “I began writing Life Descending after reading Diablo: Legacy of Blood. The cursed armor really started it all,” John says, “and then I drew the map and the world bloomed from there.” What started as his senior project for fun transformed into a full-blown novel. “I began writing seriously the summer between my sophomore and junior years of college. I wrote on a schedule, early mornings into late nights. It all came together when I forced myself to sit down.” John pulled topics from his classes that sparked ideas for his story. “I developed the Evolvueas when I was learning about the French in Algeria. The French really wanted Algerians to “evolve” into Frenchmen. I wanted animals to evolve to walk upright on my world, and it stemmed from that particular lecture, as I started scribbling down notes about evolved creatures.”
John Hennessy is fantasy/sci-
fi author. He was born in 1988 and lives in Bellingham, Washington with his girlfriend, Katherine, two parakeets, Captain Ron and Lola, and kitten, Phoebe (they live in separate rooms). Currently he is working on the second novel in The Cry of Havoc series and promoting his debut novel.
Life Descending by John Hennessy
$16.95 8.5” x 5.5” trade paperback
eBook ISBN-13: 978-1-4659-1117-
$4.99 available in all eBook formats
Available at Amazon.com, and at http://www.johnhennessy.net
. Also available as an eBook at major eBook sellers.
More information, including the first four chapters, can be found at http://www.johnhennessy.net
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