Voyage into an enchanted world in this epic fantasy of adventure and romance as a young king with god-like powers inherits a kingdom and a curse: what he loves most will be his doom. How he decides to fight his fate will endanger his entire kingdom, unite him with his true love in another world, and launch a desperate voyage across a sea of seething monsters and fearsome illusions that will test the will of an intrepid crew of mariners and determine the fate of their world forever. Get ready for an epic fantasy like no other in CRIMSON by Warren Fahy, author of the New York Times bestseller FRAGMENT and PANDEMONIUM.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: CRIMSON is a novel that I began as a child. Embarking on my lifelong career as an author at a tender age, I wrote the first 75 pages in tiny print in a small notepad that I carried with me in my pocket everywhere I went. Unfortunately, my mom threw my pants into the washing machine, and all that was left was a lump of Papier-mâché. I was crushed and found myself at what would be the most significant crossroads of my life. Should I rewrite it--or just give up? I rewrote it. Four years later I finished it, my first novel. In 3 months, it will have been 40 years since I first began writing it, finishing it finally to my adult satisfaction just before reaching that anniversary. It missed being published by a hair when I was 16, with a long apologetic and encouraging letter from Random House, the publisher who would publish my first novel, FRAGMENT, so many years later after jobs flipping burgers, managing a bookstore, at a publishing company, as a word processor, an editor, a managing editor, a database designer, a videogame writer and a robot script writer--all of which I used as my substitutes for college, which financial situations had prevented me from attending. And all the while, I updated, revised, improved and added to CRIMSON. Absent from the first draft was any sign of romance; that needed time and interest to add in subsequent years. I never compromised on how big this novel should be, and it constantly raised my game and challenged me. This is the novel I cut my teeth on, and I am proud to finally put my name on it now. More than a testament of my own personal and professional journey as an author, however, I think you will enjoy it. In fact, after 40 years--I know you will. -Warren Fahy