Dragons. Werewolves. Demon Kings. And those are just some of Kari’s allies…
Welcome to the official homepage for Citaria, the world of the Eve of Redemption epic fantasy series. Here you’ll find expanded lore about the series and its worlds – for the Eve of Redemption series spans several worlds as the storyline continues on. While the books contain appendices that outline the races, geography, and some of the history of the world(s), it is far too much to pack into a dozen pages or so at the back of a book. So this site expands on the who and the what by providing more about the when, where, how, and why – and all without annoying spoilers!
To take a look at the expanded lore and get a feel for the world, check out The Lore of Citaria. While I’d never compare myself to someone of the likes of JRR Tolkien, Raymond E. Feist, or Tad Williams, I’ve striven to put as much detail into my world(s) as possible so you can get lost in them while you’re reading. Check out some of the lore and backstory here to get a feel for just how deep some of the layers go. More will be added in the future as well as the series progresses.
If you’re not familiar with the Eve of Redemption saga, the entire series is available via Kindle Unlimited! Alternatively, the first volume, called Salvation’s Dawn, is available in ebook format from Amazon.com for only 99¢. It begins the story of our heroine, Karian Vanador, as she walks away from the settling dust of the Citarian Apocalypse. Kari is a demonhunter and a hero, but far from a typical example of either: she originally lived and died nearly 200 years ago, and was resurrected for some greater purpose she doesn’t yet understand.
Salvation’s Dawn follows Kari as she works to reacquaint herself in this different time and place, and seek whatever new destiny has led to her miraculous – and unprecedented – return from death. It picks up at the end of the Apocalypse – don’t worry, you’re not missing a prequel series; you’ll get caught up through the telling of this and subsequent stories – and details Kari’s first meeting with the Silver Blades. Investigating rumored demon influences behind a brewing civil war, it showcases Kari and her new friends as she fights off the demons of her past and instead embraces her future. Grab your copy today and join the hunt!
The second volume, White Serpent, Black Dragon continues to follow Kari’s adventures (spoiler alert: she’s not dead yet) as she hunts a serial killer from the underworld. In this, she is pitted against her greatest test: a demon more intelligent than she and also every bit as skilled with the sword. And that’s to say nothing of the interference of werewolves, the undead, and corrupt nobles. Will Kari’s friends, new and old, be enough to tip the balance in her favor? And just what is the demon truly up to? Motherhood and duty clash in this epic continuation of the Eve of Redemption saga. Equal parts epic fantasy, fantasy adventure, and a bit of mystery, White Serpent, Black Dragon is sure to keep you turning pages well past bedtime.
The third book, Serpents Rising, sees Kari embark upon an unprecedented trip through the underworld, where she must match wits with demon kings that are thousands of years old, all to rescue a possible defector. But even if she can, will the defector tell her anything of value? What further dangers will a defector from the underworld bring into her life? And what secret will Kari learn that could shatter most of the truths she’s held dear all through her career as a demonhunter? [Note: A new cover is in the works for Serpents Rising.]
The fourth book, Legacy of the Devil Queen, introduces new Points of View, as readers get to see the world through Erijinkor’s eyes as well as a couple of other characters. While Kari stays behind managing the affairs of the Demonhunter Order as a whole due to personal issues, Erik takes charge of the Silver Blades and leads them in hunting a vicious demon virtually unknown to the Order. Can the Silver Blades fulfill their potential without Kari’s assistance? What challenges will Kari face in her administrative and personal lives? [Note: A new cover is in the works for Legacy of the Devil Queen.]
Book V, The Huntresses’ Game, details Kari’s work as she undergoes the final trials to reach the rank of Avatar of Vengeance. From her groundbreaking visit to the very home of a demon king to her hunt of an enemy from her past life, Kari will face tests the likes of which no Avatar has ever faced, much less survived. But every victory comes with a price; is Kari willing to pay it? What will assuming the reins of the Order ultimately cost her?
Book VI, Preludes to War, follows Kari on a daring foray behind enemy lines. Unlike her previous trip to Mehr’Durillia (also called the underworld), the purpose this time around is damage: she must start a war on her enemies’ world to prevent it from instead starting on her own. Full of twists, intrigue, and heart-racing combat, Preludes to War is the most intense Eve of Redemption book yet! (It is also my personal favorite of the series, for what that’s worth!)
In Book VII, Convergence, we pick up right after the events of Preludes to War, and see Kari and the Silver Blades mount a daring rescue behind enemy lines. All subtlety is being cast to the wind as war between Citaria and Mehr’Durillia becomes a certainty. Just how far is Kari willing to go to protect her family and friends? How much will an old flame tip the scales in her favor? And just how far can she push the bounds of her position as Avatar? Grab a copy today and find out!
The Awakening is the eighth book in the series and actually begins between the events of The Huntresses’ Game and Preludes to War. It introduces a new cast, a secondary group of young heroes whose efforts are instrumental to the opening of the Temple of Archons. Its timeline meets up with that of the other books right after the end of Convergence, leading into the upcoming Gods and Kings (due out Jan 2019). [Note: A new cover is in the works for The Awakening.]
And now, without further ado, welcome to Citaria! Click the menu button up top, search for a particular page, or check the menu on the right to browse through the lore. Enjoy!
Check out the Lore of Citaria
Check out the series page on Amazon.
(c) 2016 by Joe Jackson. All rights reserved. Any resemblance between these characters and actual people should be reported immediately so I can go meet them.