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Great Falls author to release second novel titled “Light Dawning” on May 25

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LightDawningCovWebVersionGreat Falls-based author Ty Arthur will release his second novel titled “Light Dawning” next month, he announced today. The self-published book will come out on May 25.

The book, a fantasy-horror tale, follows Arthur’s debut sci-fi novella “Empty” which he released in 2016. In a press release, Arthur says for “Light Dawning,” it explores, “the bleaker corners of human existence.”

He said the story was inspired by real life but is set in a fantasy setting.

“It’s set in an unquestionably fantasy universe, but don’t expect any elves or farm-boy chosen ones saving the world,” he said. “My take on the genre draws more from cosmic dread and the horror of war than anything with unlikely heroes or lovable rogues. Don’t expect any happy endings, (either).”

The story begins in the city of Cestia, once known as the City on the Hill and revered far and wide for its independence and boundless opportunity, which has become home only to the damned. Surviving under the brutal occupation of a southern empire for three long years, the oppressed populace has lost hope of liberation, turning instead towards an increasingly desperate rebellion willing to commit any atrocity for a chance at freedom.

Ty Arthur
Ty Arthur

Four lost souls trapped behind Cestia’s walls are on a collision course with fate, destined to either save the city or see it utterly destroyed while calling on forces beyond mankind’s comprehension, as total war approaches. For good or ill, the light of a new day is about to dawn.

If you’re interested in Arthur’s previous work, Last January we reviewed “Empty” which you can read here. To sum it up quickly, I said, “The story keeps you interested throughout, and it ends in a satisfying way, so with that, if you’re looking for a well-written story set in the vastness of outer space, check out this book.”

Arthur said that for “Light Dawning,” like “Empty” the story was inspired by the power of music. He’s offered a musical playlist via Spotify to people interested in hearing an advance preview of the themes and tone of the novel.

In addition to working as a novelist, Arthur writes freelance articles for various publications such as Metalunderground.com and GameSkinny. He says he writes to, “exorcise his demons.” A Great Falls native, he lives here with his wife Megan and infant son Gannicus Picard.

You can find more info about Arthur on his website, Facebook and Goodreads.

 

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