Wraithbound (#1)

Since he was a boy, Rae Kelthannis has dreamed of being a stormbinder like his father, with an air elemental stitched into the fabric of his soul and the winds of heaven at his command. Those dreams died when his father, through no fault of his own, fell into disgrace and was banned by the justicars of the Iron Council. The family fled to the edge of the Ordered World, to live in fear in the shadow of encroaching Chaos.

When Rae defies his father’s orders and attempts to stitch an air elemental to his soul, he instead binds himself to a mysterious wraith. That’s when things get complicated and the world starts to fall apart around him. Literally.


"Akers slowly reveals the secrets of this world while leaving plenty to be explored in future volumes. Epic fantasy fans of all ages will look forward to Rae and Lalette’s next adventure."

Publishers Weekly

"There's a blurb that I read about Tim Akers that said he is "a rising star of fantasy". Well, if this book is any indication I'd say his star has very much risen and planted itself firmly in the sky among the most talented authors in the genre. If you love fantasy that has edge of your seat action and takes no prisoners, then run out and get this book once it is officially released next month. I guarantee that you will be treated to one of the best sword and sorcery books you've read in a long time. I highly recommend WRAITHBOUND and you can be sure that this will not be the last Tim Akers book that I pick up."

Out Of This World SFF

"Fast-paced and packed with cinematic magical duels, Wraithbound is an exhilarating ride from start to finish."

Grimdark Magazine

"Familiar enough to be comfortable, yet new enough to surprise you. WRAITHBOUND is the forward for the epic fantasy genre which finds itself buried under thousand-page epics far too often."

Upstream Reviews

"I’ve only recently become familiar with Tim Akers’s work, and I’m highly impressed with the economic precision of his prose and his real gift for keeping the action moving throughout his novels."

Galaxy's Edge

"Everyone talks about the weather, but no-one ever does anything about it. Until now. Rae Kelthannis is going to change the weather, and change the world. Tim Aker’s Wraithbound is an epic fantasy with an epic cast, and a whole new world to get lost in."

Simon R. Green, New York Times bestselling author

"A thrilling blend of classic fantasy, hard magic, and a grimdark tone. Warhammer if it was written by Brandon Sanderson."

J.T. Greathouse, author of THE HAND OF THE SUN KING

"As a fan of the Old World of Warhammer, Wraithbound hit all the right notes. The magic system was intriguing and the book was breathlessly paced so I was pulled from one adventure to another. Any fan of some of the more classic fantasy settings of the 90s will find a lot to get nostalgic about along with a raft of new stuff to keep them interested."

Auston Habershaw, author of The Saga of the Redeemed

"Once Wraithbound starts rolling, it never really stops. Great action set pieces, haunting mysteries, a fascinating magic system, and top-notch pacing will keep you turning pages to the end!"

Howard Andrew Jones, author of Lord of a Shattered Land and The Desert of Souls

"Tim Akers' 'Wraithbound' is everything you want in an epic fantasy: engaging characters, intricate worldbuilding, plenty of action and adventure. You can't go wrong with this book."

Charlaine Harris, #1 NY Times Bestselling Author