Hi, folks! Dane here, back again with some more exciting news from my client, J. V. Hilliard. He’s a fantasy author who I’ve been working with over the last couple of years in the role of both editor and marketing advisor.

Today is the official launch day of the first novel of his Warminster series, The Last Keeper. I previously let you guys know about the cover reveal, and it’s great to finally have it out there after a couple of years of hard work.

The Last Keeper is available now in both paperback and electronic formats and is being published by Gwen Gades and Dragon Moon Press. Here’s a little more about J. V. Hilliard and The Last Keeper.

About The Last Keeper

The Last Keeper, Book One of the Warminster Series

A young boy’s prophetic visions. A terrifying force of evil. Will chaos reign supreme?   

Blind since birth, Daemus Alaric is blessed with the gift of Sight by a visiting stranger. When his prophetic visions come to pass, he leaves his noble home to join the fabled Keepers of the Forbidden, wielders of vast arcane knowledge who serve leaders throughout the realm of Warminster.

But Daemus’ ideal life is short-lived as a recurring nightmare takes hold, threatening to catapult him into a terrifying struggle that will leave the fate of the Keepers hanging in the balance. In his fight to save the realm, Daemus and his allies set out to face the menace that threatens their very existence. Can they defeat the forces of evil before it’s too late?

The Last Keeper is the first book in The Warminster Series. If you like fantasy told with gripping action and heart-pounding adventure, you’ll love this new adventure series.



About J. V. Hilliard

Born of steel ,fire and black wind, J.V. Hilliard was raised as a highlander in the foothills of a once-great mountain chain on the confluence of the three mighty rivers that forged his realm’s wealth and power for generations.

His father, a peasant dwarf, toiled away in industries of honest labor and instilled in him a work ethic that would shape his destiny. His mother, a local healer, cared for his elders and his warrior uncle, who helped to raise him during his formative years. His genius brother, whose wizardly prowess allowed him to master the art of the abacus and his own quill, trained with him for battles on fields of green and sheets of ice.

Hilliard’s earliest education took place in his warrior uncle’s tower, where he recovered from grievous wounds that were suffered in a forgotten war. He learned his first words there, and his uncle, who’d sacrificed so much both for him and for others, helped him to learn the basics of life – and, most importantly, creative writing.

After years of education at the hands of the highlanders and at the great cathedral, Hilliard ventured to a place of wonderment in the capitol of all capitols, where he trained to defend his homeland and help his people.

It was then that he met his lady, a Ranger of the Diamond, and over the chords of an orchestra, he fell in love with her. Once his time serving the kings and queens of his Camelot had come to an end, he returned home to gather his own band of merry men. Together, they served the underserved – those without a voice – and rode to Camelot, fighting for those who couldn’t defend themselves. 

The Last Keeper is available for pre-order now, and more books are coming soon. Click here to check out The Last Keeper and be sure to follow J. V. Hilliard on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more.

We’re also having an online launch party today that will be live streamed on my YouTube channel. It takes place from 5-6 PM UK time, so click here to check that out. We’ll be chatting about the book, giving away spot prizes and answering any questions that you have!