Kevin Gressley would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Pegasus War

By Kevin Gressley All Rights Reserved ©

Adventure / Fantasy

Blurb

Journey through an ancient and magical land; one where Pegasus and other mystical creatures used to roam. After a sudden and vicious attack by the tyrant Marius; only One Pegasus remains. Now, hundreds of years later, the Pegasus; Arctos, and his ally Eyrian seek vengeance against Marius. They gather their own allies and raise armies to reclaim their land and way of life. A story familiar to those who enjoy Fantasy/Adventure yet also original and entertaining for all fans of fantasy fiction. The journey has only just begun as a whole new world is revealed; intense battles, drama, comedy suspense and love await you within these pages. Escape into the pages of Pegasus War and enjoy the start of your own adventure...

Prelude

The land of Vander Maa is rich in history, heroes and magic. In the east, a seemingly endless string of mountains dominate the landscape; reaching high into the heavens and coast to coast from north to south. Long ago the land was rich with trees and life; rivers and lakes ran clean and fresh. Harmony and peace guide a simple way of life and conflict was a foregone idea in the minds of the people. The mighty nations of Kae and Oradea; the Old Kingdoms, bonded by marriage between their ruling families, were prosperous and just. The nation to the North, Dascyllus is withdrawn from the two nations and focuses on their emerging naval might. To the far south along the coast lives the Malatar Empire; long ago subdued by the combined strength of Kae and Oradea they now act as a middle man between the Independent Islands off their Southern coast and the other nations.

In the middle of the continent there existed the legendary City of Pegasus; Mirus. There, to the pride and wonder of all, lived the mighty Pegasus. Powerful, stunning and magnificent the Pegasus dominated the sky, friendly to all as they protected the other Mystical Families who lived within their land. For hundreds of years Vander Maa was prosperous, all of the nations perfected their arts, ushering in an age of magic, culture and wealth.

But; all was not as calm as one would believe beneath the surface. Almost overnight a new movement sprang up along the west coast of Oradea. A charismatic new leader named Marius began gathering the multitudes to him with wondrous feats, a strange new magic with a staff of pure green Crystal. Whispers of his power began creeping their way through the citizens of Vender Maa, soon people from all over began migrating to see the ageless and mystifying Marius.

The years continued to pass; Marius grew in influence, eventually demanding that he be allowed to break away from Oradea and create his own nation. Grudgingly his demand was accepted; the old kingdoms not wishing to create conflict within their land. Marius new Republic; Petra prospered quickly, dominating trade routes in a matter of years.

One day, without warning, Marius struck; invading Oradea with tremendous force, seizing the remainder of their coast and blocking them from the sea and vital trade routes. Acting quickly Dascyllus attacked Kae, using their formidable navy to block them from the sea as well.

The effects of their isolation from trade routes hit quickly; the unprepared armies of Kae and Oradea were no match for the individual might of Petra and Dascyllus. The Old Kingdoms looked to the South and their Pegasus allies for help. But; Marius was cunning; he reached the Pegasus city of Mirus first. To the shock and horror of all he unleashed the awesome magic of his Crystal; causing the earth to shake and lightning to burst forth from the sky. The Pegasus were unprepared for this kind of magic, taking to the air they were easy targets for Marius. Though the Pegasus fought valiantly, Marius slaughtered them mercilessly.

With their last ally defeated and Malatar swearing allegiance to Petra; Kae and Oradea surrendered to Marius, virtually making them slaves to his whims. A new dark age shadowed Vender Maa; the Mystical families were broken and exiled. Marius declared himself a Saint and began forcing all people in the land to pray to the Crystal. In a statement of power he created a Crystal Fortress off the coast of Petra. His minions began roaming at will; none were strong enough to stand up to his Brutes or his young new henchman; the foreboding and menacing Nex Nurez. Dissidence and independence were wiped out; the Islands in the South beaten into submission. None now dared to speak up against Saint Marius, for two hundred years he has ruled with unrelenting terror.

Yet… there were still pockets of resistance to his reign. A group of warriors who call themselves Vigilantes began patrolling the Wild lands in the East, working to restore order to those who wish to live in peace. The City of Tueri; hidden from Marius’s reach where people could live independently in secret. But… unbeknownst to all but a young boy and his people deep within the mountains lived a Pegasus, the last of his kind who survived Marius’s onslaught long ago. The young boy; Eyrian, grew up with the Pegasus, training with him and preparing to travel with him one day to fight Marius and avenge his friend’s kin. A young man filled with visions of adventure and glory, a Pegasus bent on revenge and redemption. The two are about to start a chain reaction across the land which will change the world forever. Allies will be gathered, armies will be raised, and a new epic is about to begin…

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

LeahWrites: I love your use of writer's craft and how you use figurative language to enhance your writing. It great how you didn't have any spelling or grammar issues.

NancyRichFoster: This second book of the Anmah Series was as awesome as the first story, I disagree with spare runner. The names were ordinary names with different spellings, which I for one loved. I am now going to read the third book in this amazingly awesome story!

Hudson: Your story was fantastic Erin! The Rising Sun was one of the first stories I read on Inkitt, and I have to say I don't regret the three to four days I spent pouring through the story.Probably the biggest strength I see in your writing is your characterisation of Eliana, Oriens, and the rest of th...

Marijana1: The melancholy present throughout this story has the power to influence and etch into the minds of the readers, to stay there and refuse to leave even after they have finished reading the story. This is a deep, powerful story, making the readers wonder about everything – about love, about their e...

minallie: One word, brilliant

mcampbell2985: This book was honestly like a hidden gem. I added it to my library out of curiosity and this ended up being my favorite book that i have read on this platform. It was so different and makes you laugh and cry and genuinely feel whatever the characters are feeling. No matter what the price was i wo...

larry: I’ m not a professional book reviewer, but this is a good one! I liked it enough to read it non stop!

Stephen Warner: To start off, I am thoroughly impressed. The writing style is somewhat unique, and the plot seemed to move at a nice and steady pace. However, I was not expecting this to be a vampire book! I am usually not one for novels about vampires, but I was pleasantly surprised! You wrote with such grace a...

rudyoxborough46: An action-packed, mystical adventure awaits anyone wishing to read this novel. I’m amazed at how well you’ve managed to flesh out the characters in this book, and I hope to read more of your work.I’ve read books about goblins and elves and all that mumbo-jumbo before, and most accounts of these c...

More Recommendations

SPepper: I had a hard time putting this book down even to go to sleep. The story is compelling and beautifully character driven. I hope author will make this a series.

Dru83: This is the second or third time I've read this one and I just love it. It has just about everything you could ever want packed into one scifi story. It still has some parts that are a little rough in terms of grammar, punctuation, and word usage, but it's still an awesome story. I love how detai...

CookieMonster911: The story overall was an adventure that is appealing to any age. The way the characters develop adds a more human characteristic to the novel. The writing style itself is amazing because you can learn every character's thoughts and emotions. The awkward love triangle and jerk moments adds to the ...

Alani Foreigner: I absolutely loved how you created this story. It isn't like the other cliché stories I've ever read. I had just started reading it yesterday and just had to finish it. The main characters are grotesquely awesome and I fell in love with them. If you're into fantasy and stuff I can guarantee that ...

{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.