Recently ascended to the throne of Blythinia after their father’s death, Prince Rogan and his older brother Rodar, look to settle in their new roles of command. Though any thoughts of peace and prosperity are suddenly crushed with the news of an unknown people landing on Elyria’s southern shores. As they gather to respond, the true scale of what has come before them begins to unravel, forcing them to band hastily together with the other Elyrian realms into a fragile alliance for any hope of meeting the Bronzemen head on. Princes, kings, lords and champions will bleed as Rogan and the forces of Elyria commit in all out war. Yet whether their alliance will hold in the face of the invasion, or how the war will unfold is far from certain. For readers looking for coming of age and sword and the shield fantasy epics.


Jamie Powell-McCrae is the author of the newly published fantasy novel, Forward Banners. The second book ‒ A Call To Arms – in his fantasy series the Elyrian Tales is due out soon, and he is currently in the thick of his third: Seas and Shores. Having spent most of his life living in the ancient medieval hunting grounds of the New Forest in Hampshire, Jamie was a keen follower of fantasy and history from an early age, going on to study Classical Civilizations at University. An Officer in the Royal Navy, Jamie finds the time to fulfil his passion for writing from within the heart of rural Devon, where he lives with his partner and Labrador.


A Call to Arms book cover

Forward Banners book cover

Title Forward Banners

Series The Elyrian Tales, Book One

Author  Jamie Powell-McCrae

ISBN 978-1-9162915915

Formats eBook

RRP £4.99

Release date 2020

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