The age of man has come to an end. The world is in ruins. Dwellers—ancient cowled monstrosities born of an unknowable dark power—hunt the remnants of civilization across the Mist-shrouded wastelands. Through this nightmarish landscape, Donovan Maltrese, last of the ancient Order of Swordsmen, pursues the Cleric, who through his unholy power has condemned Donovan to spiral slowly into inevitable madness. His home decimated, the rest of the Order slain, and his sanity slipping day by day, Donovan and the young girl Jana Hunter, herself a victim of the Cleric’s dark magic, must travel to the end of the world in order to confront their sworn enemy and discover a cure for their affliction—if one exists at all. But little do they know that the secrets awaiting them there will determine not only their fate, but the fate of all mankind.
“Forged with prose as bright and polished and sharp as a broadsword’s blade and fused with characters who shine like gemstones, The Swordsman is a masterfully wrought fantasy.” — Matthew C. Lucas (author of The Mountain)