Blog Tour Spotlight: The Ventifact Colossus by Dorian Hart

Hello, reader!

It’s time for another lovely blog tour spotlight sponsored by The Write Reads! This time, I’ll be featuring a fantasy novel that sounds like it could be truly epic: The Ventifact Colossus by Dorian Hart! I didn’t get to read this book for the tour (March was a busy month for me!) but this sounds like something I would love. Which means I’ll definitely be picking it up when I have more space in my reading schedule!

Before I tell you more about this novel, I want to thank Dave @ The Write Reads and all the folks behind the scenes for allowing me to participate in this tour. My TBR has, once again, grown because of a The Write Reads tour and I’m not mad about it 😂

Now, let’s get to the post!

Book Details

  • Title: The Ventifact Colossus
  • Author: Dorian Hart
  • Publication date: January 7th, 2016
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Age group: Adult
  • Content/Trigger Warnings: For a list of potential content and trigger warnings, check out this book’s page on



A tale of epic fantasy begins…

Banished to an otherworldly prison for centuries, the monstrous Emperor Naradawk is about to break free and wreak havoc upon the world of Spira. The archmage Abernathy can no longer keep the monster at bay, and has summoned a collection of would-be heroes to help set things right.

Surely he made a mistake. These can’t be the right people.

Dranko is priest-turned-pickpocket, expelled from his church for his antics. Kibilhathur is a painfully shy craftsman who speaks to stones. Aravia is a wizard’s apprentice whose intellect is eclipsed only by her arrogance. Ernest is a terrified baker’s son. Morningstar is a priestess forbidden from daylight. Tor is a young nobleman with attention issues. Ysabel is an elderly farm woman. Grey Wolf is a hard-bitten mercenary.

None of them are qualified to save the world, but they’ll have to do. Even Abernathy himself seems uncertain as to why he chose them.

What starts with a simple scouting mission soon spirals into something more far-reaching and sinister. The heroes will contest with dream warriors, evil cultists, sentient gemstones, and a devious yet infuriatingly polite gentleman with a perfect mustache, on their way to a desperate encounter with the unstoppable: The Ventifact Colossus.

About the Author

Author Links


Dorian Hart graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in creative writing. This led circuitously to a 20-year career as a video game designer, where he contributed to many award-winning titles including Thief, System Shock, System Shock 2 and BioShock. He is also the author of the interactive novella Choice of the Star Captain.

Dorian now lives in the Boston area with his fantastic wife and two clever daughters. When not serving as house chef and chauffeur, he works on the kinds of novels he’s been itching to write since he was ten years old.


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