After years of writing and editing, months of graphic designing and formatting and printing …

The Valley of Decision is done.

It is now available on SALT Christian Press (order now for free shipping!), and on Amazon, in both print and Kindle editions; the Goodreads giveaway ends after today, and the Prism Tour begins in less than three weeks. The adventure of this new book is beginning.

The Valley of Decision

by Shannon McDermott

SALT Christian Press
softcover; 416 pages; map

Paperback: $11.99
Kindle edition: $4.99

Where the Black Mountains pierce the sky, they divide the south from the north, Alamir from the kingdom of Belenus. Belenus, the undying master of the north, commanded Keiran – the Captain of the Hosts – to conquer Alamir. But the Captain is deep in conspiracy, and he has his own plans.

The Valley of Decision is a fantasy novel, a saga of slavery, freedom, and choices.

Praise & Endorsements for The Valley of Decision

The prose also frequently achieves a gentle cleverness … A solid fantasy that wears its spirituality lightly yet effectively.  -Kirkus Reviews

The Valley of Decision transports its readers into a fantasy world as rich and authentic as Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The novel is high fantasy with a neo-medieval setting. McDermott’s characters and storytelling are not only credible, they are totally enthralling, imaginative, and original. She has created a trio of men–Keiran, Caél, and Jarmith–who cannot possibly be any more different from the other, but they forge an alliance of friendship and championship that is then capable of delivering a host of people and other creatures from the oppressive grip of the evil Belenus. Through their struggle and battle for liberty comes the revelation that we all have to choose which master to serve. It will either be the one that steals, kills, and destroys; or else the Eternal One, who is good, restores, and can set us free. -Dr. Brenda Ayres, Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Writing, Liberty University.

Valley of Decision is a masterful tale of fantasy, friendship, and redemption. It is sure to inspire as well as entertain all those who read it. ~ Sarah Holman, author of Adventures and Adversities

Shannon McDermott is a promising young author who has created an intriguing story with strong plotting and character relationships. Readers who enjoy thinking below the surface of a novel will find much to think about here. Janie B. Cheaney, Sr. Writer, WORLD Magazine

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