No amount of hard work and dedication could ever prepare Valis for becoming the world’s only hope of survival, but after finding love and true family he’s determined to give that destiny his all.
The God Jars Saga by Devon Vesper is a raw epic tale of strength and love in the face of adversity. If you’re looking for sword & sorcery fantasy with rich character development, intensity, uniqueness, and an unforgettable love story, look no further!
You can find the entire series exclusively on Amazon, free in KindleUnlimited.
Over two-thousand years ago, one of the ten God Jars went missing.
In the wake of that ancient theft, the god attached to that Jar has become evil and wrought havoc and despair across the world. Brave souls of the Aesriphos order that’s comprised of same-sex mated pairs of noble men and women battle the resulting scourge with magic and might while continuing the endless search to bring the missing god jar home and end the devastation.
But soon may not be soon enough.
In this nine-book epic saga of medieval-esque sword and sorcery, the weight of the world rests in the hands of a single man, but only if he can find the strength within himself to overcome his trauma and face the world as he truly is.
Trust is more terrifying than any weapon.
Valis’ father wants to sacrifice him to the evil God, Qos. His uncle wants to use him as a magical battery and sex slave. All Valis wants is to live in peace, without fear of constant abuse. When he escapes his father’s sacrificial knife and runs away, he lands in the camp of his two saviors, Kerac and Darolen, holy Aesriphos warriors powerful enough to put his family in their place.
But trusting anyone could be fatal, and the warriors ask the impossible: to sell his father’s farmstead and abandon his old life to join their monastery.
They’re his only hope and when he learns to trust them, they’re the father figures he always wanted, but Valis isn’t sure he’s strong enough to put aside his fear and start over.
(The God Jars Saga has a slow burn M/M romance that starts in book two. It is intended for mature audiences of over 18 years of age due to depictions of graphic violence, abuse, and sexual encounters.)
The Magic is in the Emotion
“The God Jars Saga is a very visceral read. I’ve been asked why my male characters are so ‘touchy-feely’ and ‘emotional.’ The simple answer is ‘because they’re human, and they aren’t taught that emotions make a man weak as men are taught in our society.’ The more complex answer is that without these things, Valis would never have become strong enough to take up the mantle the world needs him to. The entire series is an emotional roller coaster full of love and angst, trials and tribulations, the purest evil, and likewise, the purest good.” — Note From Devon Vesper
“It’s like edging for readers. I freaking love it.” – “Returning kindness and trust, heck, trusting in kindness is a heckuva mind%#@& for Valis. It’s a vicariously harrowing experience.” — NeRdyWyrm Review
“Devon Vesper’s character, Valis, is my all time favorite in MM fantasy. And it’s for a simple reason: character development.” — Chelle23 Review
“I have stated in many reviews that I cannot stand cliffhangers. I am going to amend that to I cannot stand cliffhangers that aren’t done right. If they are done right, you need to read the next book. And guess what. Saviors’ cliffhanger makes me was to read book 2!!” — Read with Me Review
Yes. Each of the nine books ends in a cliffhanger.
Thankfully, the first seven books are finished and available exclusively on Amazon, free in Kindle Unlimited.
“If his father was the purest evil in the world, he felt these men might be the purest good. And if that were true, then there had to be things in between, terrible and wonderful things.”
“There’s enough evil in our world today that I want all the angst to be about anything other than sexuality. I strive to write escapist fantasy, something so out of this world that, while completely relatable, it has the power to carry you away. In most of my books, especially my fantasy and paranormal romances, I portray being gay as normalized. It isn’t just accepted, or legal, or ignored—it’s just as normal as being straight or any other sexuality. It’s as normal as being born with brown eyes or blue, blond hair or black, pale skin or ebony. I want my readers to have a safe space from the hate prevalent in our world. Even if my books have evil and angst and high emotion and tension, it won’t be due to sexuality.
“God Jars is also not all about white guys with swinging dicks. In later books, the diversity of the cast really comes through as we meet characters of different sexualities, cultures, skin tones, and distinct regional differences from across the main continent. One thing that seems to amuse folks is that, by a small margin, women outnumber the men within the Aesriphos order. The Sovereign Priest of the monastery Valis joins is intersex but prefers female pronouns. And yes, men cry without shame if their emotions are running high, and come out the other end of their tears stronger for it.”
If you haven’t already, pick up the first book, Saviors, for $3.99 USD or Free in Kindle Unlimited and join Valis in his adventure!