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In Archaic Deception, Joe Dayvie imparts a mysterious adventure that will captivate both fantasy enthusiasts and newcomers. With colossal world-building rich in folklore, legends, and myths, this modern-day series delivers an unsurpassed expedition of imaginative fiction.
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During the night of his twenty-third birthday, an introverted Jacob Emmerson is haunted by cryptic visions. After an explosive dinner exposes secrets amongst his devout family, his chronic anxiety flares as he realizes his experiences are real. Venturing into a mystical realm of intrigue, his view of the world shatters when he learns who summoned him and the legacy he’s asked to uphold.

Morality is questioned as mayhem courses through the veins of the land. When an almighty King’s legacy is threatened, a presumed extinct race is exposed, and the lives of the innocent are in danger, the perception of good and evil is questioned. As history struggles to remain unchanged, who will truly ensure peace reigns supreme amongst the land of Diveria?

About this series:
Genres
: Fantasy. Epic Fantasy. Urban Fantasy. Action & Adventure.
Audience
: 16+
Explicit language
: Minimal

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Available in hardcover, paperback and e-reader.

Joe Dayvie imparts wit and intelligence in the narrative and it can often be downright hilarious.
…a book and a series that will pull a reader in with ease. Very highly recommended.
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Book Reviews and Award Contest
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Five-Star Review

This epic fantasy…is a masterful lesson in world-building, storytelling , and managing to tie it all in to very human emotions and desires. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the Archaic Deception series, and Dayvie brought us on a great first look into the world of his creation!

Connor Bredin

Author & Educator
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This is one of the best entries I’ve read in the fantasy genre recently, and I can’t wait to get more of this series in the years to come. Dayvie’s style is straightforward, easily consumable, full of vivid imagery and believable dialogue. Here’s a debut that fantasy readers won’t want to miss! 

Dylan Roache

Novelist & Award-Winning Journalist
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By the end of the first chapter I realized that Joe Dayvie has a unique writing style that immerses you, body and soul, into the worlds he creates . This book took me on an amazing journey to vivid new worlds, visually stunning places and incredibly tangible dimensions

Cody Pelletier

Author
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It was hard to put down! I’d recommend Archaic Deception to fans of  epic fantasy, especially those seeking an unusual world with an interesting and unique history.”
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A.J. Calvin

Fantasy Author
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Dayvie easily introduces you to the world and consistently drip feeds more magic and nuances throughout – always keeping you guessing! This is certainly an epic fantasy, in the grandness of the story and the length of the book. It took me on a wild ride and I loved every second.
Go get your copy!
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Louise Meril

Book Reviewer
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Archaic Deception: The Guardian of Emblems was a great magical read.  Many times I felt as if the scenery was right before my very eyes. I was  fascinated with the world, Diveria, that Dayvie created.”

Michelle SKaggs

Author & Fantasy Reader
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The world created by Joe Dayvie in his debut novel is elaborate, rich and complicated. He weaves the story taking place in between realms effortlessly and takes the reader on an  epic adventure.”

S.M. Lanyon

Author
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I would classify Archaic Deception more as urban fantasy.  Dayvie does a beautiful job with world-building and setting the stage for future books within this universe. I would give this  4.5 stars rounded up to 5.”

Carmela Dutra

Award-Winning Author
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There were so many great elements to the story including friendship, family, deceit, magic, propaganda, mystery and adventures. I cannot wait for the next installment of this series and to see where Dayvie takes the world of Diveria and his characters next!

Bryanna Ballard

Fantasy Reader
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