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The Source : Origins

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They used something greater, and they exclaimed, "Let us control the stars!" And they became so great that they created life itself.

The Gods above have conferred upon the Dominion an extraordinary power: the Source. Yet only few are able to harness its energy. A society divided since the Dread Days clings to a relative stability that the Council of Five has been tasked to safeguard.

But now, the balance of power is threatened once more. Puzzling attacks leave villages destroyed, and two Council members are brutally assassinated. The Dominion struggles to avoid the violence, war, and terror it faced in prior centuries.

While following an eclectic cast of individuals, amid complex plots and counterplots, enter a medieval futuristic world, where the innocent and the corrupt, the wise and the ignorant, the strong and the weak, are challenged by myths and secrets of their past.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 435g
  • English
  • 1950484009
  • 9781950484003

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"A truly fantastic, exciting and intelligent work of fiction... A. J. Witt has a talent for creating worlds which we step into and perhaps never want to leave. A highly recommended read." --Readers' Favorite

"This story leaves a successful imprint on the reader's mind. The author has deftly delivered a bleak world that is both futuristic and medieval, but most importantly, brand new... The mystery that The Source: Origins is draped with is beautiful, incessant and masterfully delivered." --Reedsy Discovery

"Your next favorite dystopian story! The plot and characters remind of well loved books and films... Harry Potter meets Game of Thrones... with the elements of the Divergent series, Blade Runner and so much more... It reads like a screenplay... with vivid images and dramatic dialogues, it's a candidate for a new HBO series." --Reader

"The world he develops is one easily imagined, and A.J. manages suspense and intrigue in a masterful way. The Source is an excellent prelude to a wonderful series. --Reader

"It's very well written. Loved some passages so much, I re-read them just to better savor the literary sophistication." --Reader

"Witt has spun together a brand new world out of whole cloth and populated it with a host of memorable characters, social classes, sports, and language. The Dominion is relatable enough for us to identify with, but magical enough to capture the imagination of what is possible." --Reader

"The Source: Origins is a fast paced, captivating book that pulls you in with amazing character development and unexpected twists." --Reader

"Very well-written and engaging. I was sucked in by page 1!" --Reader

"Something I see being written into a series or movie." --Reader

"Character interactions and dialogue on par with any NYT Best Seller, this book takes you far away from wherever you are and leaves you yearning for more." --Reader

"The Source: Origins, boasts a dynamic cast of characters and fast-paced plot. With engaging dialogue and descriptive prose, Witt plunges the reader into the unique world of The Dominion... If you are looking for your next epic adventure, look no further." --Reader

"This is some of the most fun I've ever had while reading a book. You keep expecting to know how it will end, and then something unpredictable yet inevitable happens. Overall an amazing read!" --Reader

The Source is an action packed adventure that leaves you on the edge of your seat at the end of every chapter. It felt like a combination of science fiction, murder mystery, fantasy, and strategy game all in one! --Reader

"The narrative is packed with extraordinary distinctive characters as well as curious plot developments that include humorous snippets, social/philosophical commentary, shocking unexpected deaths, historical references, and scenes with romance, magic, mystery, intrigue, conflict..." --Reader
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12 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 42% (5)
4 17% (2)
3 25% (3)
2 17% (2)
1 0% (0)
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