THE GATHERERS AND THE ILLNESS OF THE ISLE
Book One of The Tales of the Gatherers / Publication Date: June 25th, 2021
Genre: Epic Fantasy / Pages: 533 / Age Group: New Adult
A gripping epic fantasy adventure inspired by stories like Harry Potter, A Song of Ice and Fire, Dune, and The Handmaid's Tale.
Under the rule of the Isle’s Voice, the people of Aeris suffer from a jarring divide between the wealthy and impoverished. The Isle’s Voice controls the distribution of immersia, a magic that keeps bloodthirsty monsters known as the vayle away from Aeris’s people. Laborers slave to do the jobs allotted to them while privileged families remain in control.
When young Aselle Attete, a laborer in the great city of Aurora, hears a mysterious song in the desert that surrounds her city, a series of events unfolds that proves there is hope of salvaging Aeris. With the help of a group calling themselves the Gatherers, Aselle embarks on a journey to level Aeris’s class system, bring equality to the rich and poor alike, and build a new world free of the vayle’s presence.
In the process, Aselle chases a destiny that has been waiting for her since her birth. Along the way, she will uncover secrets about her past and her future… if the many dangers that pursue her do not kill her first.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING
"This book is clearly a labour of love. I really enjoy when authors take the time to craft an immersive, well thought out, rich world. Eiseman takes the time to craft a world far removed but very similar to our own that is brimming with newness. For those who read for escape and relish Tolkien-style world-building, I highly recommend this book."