The Origin Key

Treasures of Dodrazeb: The Origin KeyAfter an assassination attempt on his royal father, Prince Rasteem vows to track down the dastardly Chudreev the Viper. After he and his brother lead the Persian army to victory in an invasion of the mythical Dodrazeb, Rasteem begins to suspect that they may not be on the right track. As he searches for Dodrazeb’s fled King and his beautiful daughter, he learns that a powerful artifact has also gone missing. With the help of new allies, he must track down his father’s true assailant, and prevent him from recovering The Origin Key.

The Treasures of Dodrazeb chronicles the sword-and-science adventures of Persian warrior-prince Rasteem when he discovers a secretive kingdom inhabited by descendants of an ancient, scholarly society hiding powerful technology.

Peacefully hidden in a remote valley for millennia, Dodrazebbians are the guardians of advanced science that the rest of the third-century world mistakes for evil magic. Understanding that their strange and wondrous technology has potentially sinister applications, Rasteem chooses to protect Dodrazeb’s secrets in order to protect the Persian Empire from villains who would use it to conquer and destroy.

Treasures of Dodrazeb: The Origin Key has been called “The best third century sword-and-science novel of the year.”

“A smart, thrilling mix of history and fantasy. S.D. McPhail is definitely an author to watch.”

Brian Niemeier, Campbell-nominated author of Souldancer


“The Treasures of Dodrazeb: The Origin Key is a stunning debut novel from an author to watch. McPhail’s creation is packed with tension and excitement, from the political machinations of the empire to the almost Atlantean history of Dodrazeb and mythical Anutupi. The imagery is enchanting, but the adventure is mesmerizing.”

Ashley Chappell, author of the Dreams of Chaos series.

Treasures of Dodrazeb: The Origin Key by S.D. McPhail

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