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When a deadly woman from a clan that tortures eagles into submission captures Morlen’s dear companion, Roftome, he embarks on a quest more terrifying than any he has yet undertaken.

Going alone into the Mountains of the Lost, Morlen treks an uncertain path through hostile forces that embody the grimmest legends. Worst of all are the Pyrnaq—wretched, twisted corruptions of the free eagles they once were—and their overwhelming presence is a constant reminder of the terrible fate that he must spare Roftome at all costs.

Held as a prized acquisition within the clandestine force that eagle kind has dreaded for centuries, Roftome finds himself uniquely positioned to influence his abused brothers and sisters whose minds may still be salvageable. The cost of this rare opportunity, though, quickly proves more severe than he’d anticipated.

Despite the absence of their two strongest allies, King Verald and Lady Valeine lead the Eaglemasters on a massive campaign to wipe the Ferotaur Wildlands clean of their ancient enemies. But as they delve deeper into the overrun wasteland, they hear whispers of a watchful evil that their intrusion might soon unleash.

On a desolate corner of the world and threatened on every side, Morlen realizes that his only hope is to unite with one of the fierce ghouls he fought in his first adventure. And as the days pass into weeks, and months, he grows more afraid whether the end of his long journey will bring him face to face with the friend he lost, or… with something else.



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“A superb fantasy tale!” -Jason Berry.

“An outstanding read, recommended to all epic fantasy fans.” -Claire Ayres.

“Legendary battle of good vs. evil.” -C. Skiera.

“From humble beginnings to ‘Eaglefriend’ this will captivate you!” -J. G.

“I loved this story. So filled with adventure I could not put it down.” -D. W.

“Murray’s tale of a young man fleeing for his life and running straight into the arms of destiny is a top notch epic fantasy adventure.” -Tracey Maknis.

“Morlen is a very likable character and I quickly got pulled into his tale and this world. I could not put this book down and thoroughly recommend that you start reading it immediately!” -Mandy.

“Positive message with exciting, action packed battles. Fun adventure tale with a focus on believing in one’s capacity to succeed.” -Colin Rich.

“Stop doing everything you were planning and rush to order your copy of this fantastic tale.” -A. Motus.

“A Facet for the Gem is a lovely, all-ages epic fantasy.” -Rebecca Roth.

“Murray’s writing is superb … I had a hard time putting down the book, forcing myself to stay awake just to read the next page.” -Christine D.

“After the first couple of chapters I became totally absorbed in the book and couldn’t put it down. Definitely recommend if you are looking for something new and fresh in the fantasy world.” -Sally Antiri.

“I could not put this book down. Between the strong characters and the beautiful language, the world just came alive. I can’t wait for the next in series!” -Mike S.C.

“What happens when evocative writing and compelling storytelling collide and fuse together?  You get a powerhouse novel like C. L. Murray’s A Facet for the Gem, a tale unfolding in a generously described and developed world.” -Author Eduardo Suastegui.

Published at the end of February, 2016, A Facet for the Gem is the debut novel by C. L. Murray, and is the first in his four-part Epic Fantasy series: The Tale of Eaglefriend. It has been featured on ten Amazon Top 100 lists, ranking at #2 in Kindle Teen Epic Fantasy, and at #5 in Kindle Adult Epic Fantasy. Podium Publishing, the award-winning audiobook publisher whose first fiction title was Andy Weir’s The Martian, picked up the audible rights to The Tale of Eaglefriend five months after its debut, and narrator James Foster brings the first installment to life with a stellar performance.

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