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Dreams of Winter A (Forgotten Gods Tale #1) by Christian Warren Freed is on virtual book tour. The epic science fiction fant...

Dreams of Winter A (Forgotten Gods Tale #1) by Christian Warren Freed is on virtual book tour.

The epic science fiction fantasy stops at Readeropolis with an excerpt.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $25 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

Dreams of Winter 
A Forgotten Gods Tale #1 
by Christian Warren Freed 
Genre: Epic SciFi Fantasy 

It is a troubled time, for the old gods are returning and they want the universe back…

Under the rigid guidance of the Conclave, the seven hundred known worlds carve out a new empire with the compassion and wisdom the gods once offered. But a terrible secret, known only to the most powerful, threatens to undo three millennia of progress. The gods are not dead at all. They merely sleep. And they are being hunted.

Senior Inquisitor Tolde Breed is sent to the planet Crimeat to investigate the escape of one of the deadliest beings in the history of the universe: Amongeratix, one of the fabled THREE, sons of the god-king. Tolde arrives on a world where heresy breeds insurrection and war is only a matter of time. Aided by Sister Abigail of the Order of Blood Witches, and a company of Prekhauten Guards, Tolde hurries to find Amongeratix and return him to Conclave custody before he can restart his reign of terror.

What he doesn’t know is that the Three are already operating on Crimeat.

Read Dreams of Winter now and begin your journey into the realm of the Forgotten Gods. 

Christian W. Freed was born in Buffalo, N.Y. more years ago than he would like to remember. After spending more than 20 years in the active duty US Army he has turned his talents to writing. Since retiring, he has gone on to publish 17 military fantasy and science fiction novels, as well as his memoirs from his time in Iraq and Afghanistan. His first published book (Hammers in the Wind) has been the #1 free book on Kindle 4 times and he holds a fancy certificate from the L Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest.

Passionate about history, he combines his knowledge of the past with modern military tactics to create an engaging, quasi-realistic world for the readers. He graduated from Campbell University with a degree in history and is pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in Military History from Norwich University. He currently lives outside of Raleigh, N.C. and devotes his time to writing, his family, and their two Bernese Mountain Dogs. If you drive by you might just find him on the porch with a cigar in one hand and a pen in the other. 

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3210 A.G. (After Gods), Prophet Isle, planet Crimeat. 

Boots crunched over the broken wood and stone, small dust clouds puffing up with each step. Black and highly polished, the boots whispered authority. Senior Inquisitor Tolde Breed surveyed the room with a mix of disdain and horror. Decades flashed by, sending him back to the first time he had stood in this very cell. Amongeratix had been chained and drugged, left here to rot for his crimes. Senior Inquisitor Breed had harbored deep reservations about the facility on Prophet Isle successfully containing the prisoner. After all, the Shackled Man had already escaped from the nearly impregnable prison on Keltoo, and there seemed even less security here on this populated planet.

Tolde spent the next three decades rooting out conspiracies and following rumors of dark cults working to undo the Conclave and free Amongeratix. And now, back where it had begun, his greatest fears were being realized. Tolde had known deep inside that the Blood Witch’s spells would never be enough to keep one of the Three imprisoned for long. As powerful as the witches were reputed to be, the power of the Three was much greater. He shivered at the thought of both entities colliding before refocusing on the task at hand. 

The air had an iron taint. Blood. The dark substance coated large spots on the floor and walls. Ruined corpses lay at broken angles. All that remained of the guards were the empty cries in the afterlife. Amongeratix had proven why he deserved to be executed, but this did not explain how he had escaped. Tolde Breed scanned the cell, hoping for some clue, some fragment of information that might lead him back to the trail, to the hunt. Stepping over a body in the doorway, Tolde frowned. He never understood the need for senseless violence. 

The wall to his left was smeared with blood as if it had been ripped open and made to bleed. Tolde gingerly ran a gloved hand over the jagged stains. Specks of dried blood flicked away on his fingertips, raining down to the floor. The body at his feet was on its back. The head twisted in an awkward angle. Tolde had no illusions that any of what had happened was his fault, but a small measure of guilt still ate at him. 

“This is worse than Keltoo,” Matthias whispered from over his shoulder.

Tolde nodded. The level of violence was certainly more severe than their first encounter with the Shackled Man. There had been no mercy, no side effects from the radioactive nebula nearby. This was plain murder. 

Matthias gently tapped his boot against the nearest body. A rattle escaped the corpse’s lungs followed by a thin cloud of greenish haze. “The Conclave should have let us put him down when we had the chance.”


  1. I enjoyed learning about this book!

  2. The cover looks very cool and mystical.

  3. I like the cover, it's a bit scary!

  4. The cover looks excellent. Thank you for your service.

  5. I think the cover looks magical and eerie.

  6. The cover definitely catches my eye and I really look forward to reading! Great excerpt too!

  7. I love the cover. Very sci-fi and mystical.

  8. The cover is creepy!
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  9. I love the cover. This is a book I have to read

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  11. The cover is dark, spooky, and so awesome!!

  12. I genuinely love that cover! I wanna pick it up!

  13. Very awesome cover! I like how intriguing it is!

  14. The grim reaper is scary looking.

  15. The cover is scary - especially his eyes.

  16. The book cover is wonderfully creepy! Love it!

  17. Love the cover. No, I don’t have any questions.

  18. I think the book sounds great and I would love to read it.

  19. The book and the cover look great.

  20. The book cover looks great and definitely catches the eye!

  21. My grand sons would enjoy this book

  22. The book sounds very interesting. I love the cover.

  23. A very eerie and inviting cover. I have no questions for the author.

  24. Sounds like an interesting book to weird and the cover is awesome.


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