The Chronicles of Dumah: Ironcraft

An epic fantasy novel about our ancient past, by Pedro Gabriel

In the beginning, a peaceful race of giants populated the world of Dumah.

But a sylphid, a spirit from the stars, came down from the heavens to deliver a dreadful prophecy: a new race of beings, called men, will one day dethrone the giants and destroy them.

To protect them from this threat, the sylphid will teach the giants the art of ironcraft. But this gift will unleash war upon the land of mortals, as the giants try to conquer a mythical city where men are foretold to appear…

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A good read from a new author

For a first novel from a new author, this one is worth reading. A sylphid comes down from the stars and starts sowing intrigue. What happens next is an epic story of the eternal battle between good and evil.

– Amazon Customer

Deep and imaginative

Pedro Gabriel has crafted a legendarium that is both familiar and strange. He introduces us to a world filled with weird and wonderful creatures, and varieties of characters from sylphs to Pharaohs to magicians.After one reading of the book, I’m still trying to grapple with what I’ve finished. His mythic world is a nod to his literary heroes, like Tolkein, but also rugged with the dark epic tones of Greek myth, and the seeming whimsy of fairy tales. The style echoes great literary epics, so it feels almost Biblical. And saying that, there’s a very real sense that this is an ancient fantasy epic set in the deep past of human history. It feels like high fantasy, replete with Hebrewish names and hints of ancient gods and places. We find themes that echo out of the gaps in our own human story. Expect to enjoy a narrative that sees all of reality as deeply sacred and deeply damned, where living beings thread their way through wonder and war as playthings of the gods or forgers of their own freedom.

– Dominic,Amazon Customer

About the Author

Pedro Gabriel

Pedro Gabriel is a Portuguese oncology doctor, with a penchant for Shakespeare, Milton, Chesterton, Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams. As a published writer of fantasy novels, he seeks to better understand the relationship of God and Man by focusing on the frailty of the human condition, be it physical or spiritual.

Since his younger years, Pedro has been fascinated by ancient myths and legends, and dreamed of creating his own full mythology one day. “The Chronicles of Dumah” is the fulfillment of this dream.

Taking its name from the Hebrew word for “silence”, Dumah is a brand new cosmos with fascinating locations, imagination-inducing creatures, and incredible heroes. Follow the history of this universe from its creation to its end, and allow yourself to be touched by the lifestories of its characters.

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