"The Song of Doom: Part One" is a dark, swashbuckling epic fantasy. Imagine the epic reach of J.R.R. Tolkien, the propulsive action of Robert E. Howard and the modern grit of George R. R. Martin, and you'll have some idea of the thrills awaiting you in "The Song of Doom", a two-volume fantasy epic by the author of "City of Shadows" and "Jagged City". Volume Two is now available.Baleron is the youngest son of the king of Havensrike, a land eternally at war with the dark empire of Oslog to the south. Ruled by Gilgaroth, the legions of Oslog have continually striven to tear down the works of man and sweep the world in darkness. For eons the dark masses have awaited their lord's Chosen One, "ul Ravast", he who will be appointed by Gilgaroth to usher in the next age of shadow.That time is now. Baleron, though a womanizer and rogue, the black sheep of the royal family one step from being kicked out of the castle, is loyal to the kingdoms of the north and wants only to redeem himself in his father's eyes. But as Baleron leads his sister Rolenya's wedding party through the treacherous Aragst Mountains, they're set upon by the dark powers, and the thralls of Gilgaroth call out to Baleron in worship, calling him "ul Ravast" -- the Chosen One.This is just the beginning of Baleron's epic journey of bloody action, romance, wonder and discovery. He'll know war, hardship, battle with inhuman creatures and all the terror of Oslog before he can find out what it means to be the Chosen One of Gilgaroth, and what it takes to throw off his dark destiny.