Cycle of Ages Saga Creators Roll Out Second Novel, Sands of Sorrow

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PIEDMONT, ALABAMA, September 30, 2015– Local authors Jeremy Hicks and Barry Hayes are happy to announce the publication of their second novel, Sands of Sorrow, the next installment in a fantasy series called The Cycle of Ages Saga. Though it will be available online through Amazon and other retailers by week’s end, they will officially launch it at Huntsville’s Rocket City Lit Fest on October 10, 2015.

A native of Piedmont and Jacksonville State University alumnus, Jeremy Hicks spent several years working as a field archaeologist throughout the Southeast before teaming up with his co-author and longtime friend, Barry Hayes, to realize a shared creative dream. They created an original horror-fantasy environment (Faltyr™), wrote a screenplay to introduce it, and then started a company (Broke Guys Productions) to promote it. They adapted it into a novelization of the same name; and their first novel, (The Cycle of Ages Saga: Finders Keepers), was published by Dark Oak Press at the end of July 2013. Barry and Jeremy have appeared at book signings and conventions around the Southeast to promote their book, including Decatur Book Festival and Alabama Phoenix Festival.


Sands of Sorrow is their second novel together. It continues the adventures of the Master-of-Disaster (Kaladimus Dor) and his wise-cracking buddies, the mercenaries of Finders Keepers. Cover art was produced by Rob E. Brown, former Marvel artist and the current artist for the Bela Lugosi estate. Graphic design was completed by Kevin “Fritz” Fotovich, Raytheon employee and another JSU graduate. When asked what he thought about the epic new cover, co-writer Barry Hayes was quoted as saying, “By god, I like it!” Mr. Hicks was unavailable for comment as he was busy writing this press release.

Paperback cover design from the second edition of the Cycle of Ages Saga: Finders Keepers.

If you would like more information about the Cycle of Ages Saga or Broke Guys Productions, please contact Jeremy Hicks at For information on Rocket City Literary Festival, go to