About Within

Little has changed in the five provinces over the years. From the metropolitan capital of Ban Turin to rural Bardstown, or the mountain city of Craymore to the bustling seaport Laniel, the Council of Lords rule with an iron fist. And yet, not all is as it seems in this medieval world. There are whispers of strange creatures haunting the woods and mountain passages, and magic has appeared in the unlikeliest of places. The uneasy peace of centuries past is unraveling.

   A new generation of heroes will rise...

Roman is a young man searching for meaning in a life filled with questions. His solitary existence is turned upside down when he befriends Dennah, a caravan guard and kindred spirit. They work together to solve the puzzling events plaguing his town, unearthing startling secrets buried in his past along the way. 

Julian is a young nobleman looking for more than his highborn station provides. He pledges himself to the illustrious Silver Guard and trades in a life of status and comfort for a dangerous posting in the mountain city of Craymore. A fateful meeting with Tanea, a gifted young healer, sets him onto a treacherous path, one of both divinity and damnation. 

Autumn gilds the seemingly tranquil landscape, but inside the shadows lurks a treacherous and evil presence. Separated by leagues of wilderness across a vast continent, Roman and Julian must fight for their survival against an ancient force set in motion by an unsuspecting young woman, and a mysterious beast intent on setting its world back in order. 

   The greatest strength, and danger, will be found...Within

Mixing spine-tingling horror and rich fantasy, Within delivers on both fronts.
— Dennis Green, author of the Traveler Trilogy
Bunce intricately weaves the seven deadly sins throughout Within, making it a wickedly superb read.
— A.R. Miller, author of the Fey Creations series


a novel

by Aaron Bunce

Genre: Fantasy

Series: Overthrown - book 1

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About Aaron Bunce

Author Aaron Bunce started his academic career in criminal justice, but eventually connected his life-long love of literature with his passion for writing. After finishing his debut novel, Within, he attended and graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing, with a focus on fiction. He prefers darker, grittier stories, detailing the struggle of relatable characters set against fantastical backdrops. For more information on his Overthrown series, social media, and future titles, visit him online at: http://www.aaronbunce.com

Product details

Paperback | $16.99

Kindle | $2.99

Released | October 4, 2015

ISBN: 978-0990450429

Aaron Bunce has created something special in Within, and entire living, breathing world full of complicated characters, fantastic beasts, and ancient secrets and sorcery. The only thing separating him from Tolkien and Martin when it comes to world building and storytelling is a lack of the letters R.R. in the middle of his name.
— Jed Quinn, author of Orchard and Kingmaker
Bunce’s relentless pacing rips evil out of pit, races it across the landscape, and then flings us back into the depths of fear, desperation, and treachery. Within embraces us in a dark, satisfying read.
— Tamara Jones, author of Spore and the Dubric Byerly Mysteries