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Epic Fantasy meets Positive Psychology

A reckless young thief lands himself in a team of misfit spies. Their mission, to stop an apocalyptic war bearing down on his home. But at what cost?

“The Eye of Winter” by Jaques Smit is a gripping action-adventure set in the world of Ayrul. Birger, a brash young thief and his eager accomplice Wynn, rob the wrong merchant, stumbling upon a plot to ignite a devastating war.

Pursued by cutthroats, Birger sets off on a journey to stop it from happening. But he gets more than he bargained for when he meets Renate Couture. She helps him cope with loss, tame his emotions, and settle in with a team of spies as they explore the complex political landscape of Azrea.

With epic battles, magic, and richly drawn characters, Jaques brings his love for fantasy and positive psychology to life in the unfolding story. Join Birger in his transformational journey alongside exotic friends, facing difficult choices and moral dilemmas.

Absolutely loved it, the D&D vibes and all the races, great storyline. It had me hooked and invested. – Stephen Logan

By the end of it, you really feel for Birger who has been so badly beaten up for so long. – Danielle Kleffmann

Renate is awesome, as a coach myself I could see what she was doing the whole way through, and her reveal caught me by surprise. Everything around her suddenly made sense. – Mariska du Preez

Wow! What an exciting finish...but wait, there's more...! – Earlie Rose

The Eye of Winter (Tearing the Darkveil Book 1)

  • This version caters to the New Zealand audience. Because we hand package, sign, and ship these, it may take longer to get it to you. Please be patient with us.

  • New Zealand is a small nation far from all others. Please beware of the shipping cost. Please check out the Amazon store listing or order it from your local bookstore if you would prefer another option.

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