Darkness reigns unchallenged.
For the villagers on the accursed Island, life has only one meaning – death. Bound to the Island by the curse, the villagers suffer beneath the iron claw of the serpent, daily breathing the poison of his breath and dying to appease his insatiable appetite.
When Marya’s parents are slain by the serpent for their belief in a legendary king, she becomes an Outcast. Struggling to survive and avoid the vengeance of the Tribunal, Marya is torn between legend and the harsh reality of the Island. Yet when a forgotten promise springs to life, she cannot help wondering if the old stories might in fact be true. And if they are, will the promise prove stronger than the curse?
“Rarely do I find an allegory that grips me as powerfully as a fantasy story, but Out Of Darkness Rising did just that. Gillian Bronte Adams has crafted a wonderful story that will remind you of the potency of Christ’s sacrifice for our sins. A truly great allegory that I am pleased to recommend to lovers of fantasy fiction.”
– Scott Appleton, Author of The Sword of the Dragon series and the Neverqueen series
“Beware of Gillian Bronte Adams! Her writing will catch you by the scruff of your tunic and drag you into one marvelous adventure after another.”
– Robert Treskillard, award winning author of the Merlin Spiral
“There’s a reason authors don’t often write allegory. It is easy to do poorly, but fiendishly tricky to do well. Gillian Bronte Adams shows us what allegory looks like when it is done well. She has given us a gift in the form of this book, with crisp prose and compelling characters.”
– A.T. Ross, author of The Word and the Sword series