The Pagan Night (#1)

Next: The Iron Hound (#2)

The Pagan Night is the first in an exciting and epic new series by talented world-bender Tim Akers.

The island of Tenumbra is a land torn apart by its own gods, driven mad when the Celestial Church banished the old religion from the north and united the two nations of Tener and Suhdra under one holy banner. But pagans still haunt the nights, and the spirits of earth and air and fire that they once worshiped still roam the forests of the north. When a group of Tenerran rebels desecrate a holy doma, killing priests and summoning a hidden god, the countryside is thrown into civil war. It’s a battle that will reveal a secret hidden since the Crusades, unveil a corruption in the Church that will change the balance of power in the heavens, and test the trust between a father and his son.

Malcolm Blakley, hero of the Reaver War, seeks to end the conflict between men, yet it will fall to his son, Ian, and the huntress Gwen Adair to stop the killing before it tears the land apart. The Pagan Night is an epic of mad gods, inquisitor priests, holy knights bound to hunt and kill, and noble houses fighting battles of politics, prejudice, and power.


“Full of strong world building, cinematic and frequent battle scenes, high adventure, great characters, suspense, and dramatic plot shifts, this is an engaging, fast-paced entry in a popular subgenre.”

Booklist, starred review

"Generations clash, as well as religions, in this emotionally involving epic fantasy [...] Akers, an experienced hand at steampunk noir, succeeds in capturing the essence of historical fantasy."

Publishers Weekly

“This masterful fantasy novel provides plenty of action and magic set in a world where the continued existence of the old gods and those who worship them threaten the new religion [...] Excellent writing keeps the pages turning.”


“The novel develops some interesting plot threads throughout, and the contrast between the northern religion and the south is explored in detail. It is a complex tale, which fans of epic fantasy will be grateful for. Among the epic fantasies entering the genre, this one is set to be a standout of the year. A tale of religious conflicts and cleverly drafted characters, a must for all epic fantasy fans.”

Starburst Magazine

“THE PAGAN NIGHT builds up beautifully, creating a riveting world.”

SciFi Now

“Considerable care and detail are laid down in setting a foundation for the world during the early stages of the novel. Once the plot begins rolling and the stage is set, THE PAGAN NIGHT goes full throttle into Epic storytelling mode, revealing the layers of conflict that fuel the characters and their motivations. The novel is steeped in history, and that early table-setting for the milieu of this world paid off since there is a very authentic feel to the world.”

SF Signal

“THE PAGAN NIGHT is an extremely good read – written in such a way that commands the reader to keep turning the pages.”

The Bookbag

“This first novel is just about the perfect book.”

Black Gate

“An intriguing and somewhat colourful world, but also a relatable one [...] I started each chapter eager to know what was coming and I look forward to the following volumes. The Pagan Night is an epic fantasy story with action, intrigue and a good story, and that’s what you want in a fantasy novel of this type. Recommended.”

Farsight Blogger

“The Pagan Night has every thing you need for an epic start to and epic fantasy series.”

Mike Reads

“This book really caught me by surprise. I had no expectations going in so I was completely open to embarking on an epic adventure, but I had no idea I would end up loving it as much as I did [...] Perfect for the history buffs and fans of Game of Thrones, this book has it all. Add it to your reading list because you definitely won’t want to miss out on this epic adventure! 5/5 Stars.”

Accio Reviews

“It’s great to see someone is still writing good traditional swords and sorcery, with as much attention paid to the magic, as the action. It moves at a fast pace, the characters are real enough to make the unreal more credible, and the whole thing is just an excellent page-turner.”

Simon R. Green, New York Times bestselling author of ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES

“Dark omens, old grudges and blood feuds bode ill, and the fate of a kingdom hangs in the balance. A thrilling mix of intrigue and action.”

Gail Z. Martin, author of the Chronicles of the Necromancer