Rob J Hayes - author


Rob J. Hayes, self-published author of the Amazon bestseller The Heresy Within, the piratical swashbuckler Where Loyalties Lie, which won Mark Lawrence’s extremely popular SELF PUBLISHED FANTASY BLOG-OFF  in 2017 and a number of other successful fantasy novels, is the latest client of the John Jarrold Literary Agency.


His new novel,  Herald, is a dark epic fantasy about a war between humanity and God. It makes the reader consider who is in the right and wrong, and then challenges that conception. It is the first in a planned trilogy called Age of the God Eater.


In a world where humans can attain power by devouring angels, the Godless Kings sacked heaven, ate the God and stole his immortality. A thousand years later, angelkind has been hunted to near extinction, but there is one hope left. A new Herald has been born, capable of ringing in the Fifth Age and bringing the God back to life. However, this Herald is human, and there is no guarantee which side of the war she will take.


Herald will appeal to fans of John Gwynne’s Faithful and the Fallen, Peter V. Brett’s Demon Cycle, and Chris Wooding’s The Ember Blade.


Rob has been a student, a banker, a marine research assistant, a chef, and a keyboard monkey more times than he cares to count. But eventually his love of fantasy and reading drew him to the life of a writer.


John Jarrold said: “Herald grabbed me from the first page, with its depiction of a world of the last angels, a Godless King who ate God and many other fascinating characters – all of whose motivations we understand (though not as well or easily as we may first believe) and can empathise with. Human, immortal or other, Rob’s characters live and breathe.  The young girl Renira – who many be far more than she has ever imagined. The angels Eleseth and her Fallen brother Armstar, the Godless King Emrik and his sons, and his wolf-like daughter Perel. And many others. It’s a remarkable, involving story and so unlike the run of fantasy I see every day.”







• June 21st, 2019 • Posted in News