“The Rise of the Elohim: The Eye of Mares” by Rocky Rochford



ROTE - Eye of Mares Revised Cover Art

To celebrate the release of the second installment in the Rise of the Elohim chronicles, the Eye of Mares is going to go blog hopping like a headlining rockstar, multiple showings for over the course of two weeks, with a new page shared with each appearance, continuing from where the last one went off and today I get to host the latest page:

The Eye of Mares – Part 9

…“Right then, let’s do it.” Damien suddenly kicked the door open and charged into the room. His cohorts followed suit.

They expected to see a lad older than themselves sleeping in his bed. Instead the bed was disturbed, the sheet gone, pillows on the floor and the room’s occupant nowhere to be seen.

“He’s not here!” a bemused Thor remarked. A whimsical look marked his face.

“Then where is he?” Blaze probed.

“Who cares? Not when we have this!” Damien grinned excitedly as he spotted an arming sword, lying upon the mattress of the bed, the blade resting inside its sheath.  This was no ordinary sword.

Its blade was black, and bore the traditional white eye amongst a trio of triangles. A mark known as the Mark of the Watchers, resided close to the blade’s base. And on the actual hilt were round, encrusted diamonds.

“He’s forgotten his sword, what an idiot!” Damien laughed, before he advanced upon the weapon, only to have Thor halt his approach.

“I wouldn’t touch that if I were you!” Thor warned.

“Well, you’re not me, are you?” Damien spat out before he shoved the smaller Thor out of his way and snatched up the arming sword. “I will do whatever I want. After all, there isn’t anyone here to stop me!”

“Are you sure about that?” a new voice asked lightly, one that caught the gang off-guard.

****Here concludes todays Page****

Be sure to check out the continuing blogs to watch the story continue, or pick up a copy direct from Amazon: The Eye of Mares – Out now!

You could even let the adventure continue and check out its prequel, where the story began and the series was created: The Spirit of Iris – Out now!

Author: Rocky Rochford                         


Illustrator: Ashleigh Longman

Title: The Eye of Mares

Series: Book 2 of the Rise of the Elohim Chronicles

Genre: Illustrated YA fantasy adventure

Book Content Rating: Suitable for ages 12 and up

Tag-line: “Darkness has many forms and Mares is its playground.”



Nearly four years have passed since Zach drew blade against the Shanzi Shimay and now the time has come for him to draw his sword once more. The Realm of Mares has fallen victim to invasion as three terrifying beasts of darkness, seek to destroy the world around them, as they await the inevitable arrival of their King.

With dark times ahead, the numbers of the Watchers on Iris has grown, as Zach is joined by seven fellow students, all too eager to prove their worth. It’s not long before the students are put to the test facing off against the Nein Navy and uncover a dark secret.

The stage is set and the Battle for Mares is under-way. 


Author Shot - Rocky Rochford 2015

Rocky Rochford’s Biography

Rocky Rochford is your standard guy, if your standard guy scuba dives, partakes in underwater photographer and is a wake-boarding, adventure seeking, sword collecting, marine conservation supporter. After living life on the road and the places between, he finally settled down but not without benefiting from all the lessons life had to teach him.

Self-professed “Student of Everything, and Master of Nothing,” Rochford does not choose what he writes, but writes what chooses him, be it fantasy, crime, poetry, philosophy or even adventure. Life is a journey we all get to experience, just like a good book.

Every read into another of his typed works is another trip into the imagination of his mixed up, crazed and deranged mind and this year along those works include the likes of full novels and novellas such as:

London Calling – a Deep Water Novel (Spy Thriller)

Don’t Even Blink – Part of the Don’t Turn Around Trilogy (Horror)

Wait and Bleed – The Don’t Turn Around Collection (Horror collection of the entire Don’t Trilogy)

And now The Eye of Mares – Book 2 of the Rise of the Elohim Chronicles (Illustrated YA fantasy adventure)

London Calling


Other works released by him, are a number of short stories pertaining to horror, paranormal and romance, as well as other works released as part of an anthology:

The Devil You Know (Paranormal short)

Salt in the Wound – Part of the Entwined Saga (Paranormal short)

The Food of Love (featuring Him & Her) – An Anthology by Solstice Publishing (Romance filled Anthology)

Him & Her (Romance Standalone release)

Don’t Say A Word (Horror)

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Volume II (featuring The Devil Before) – An Anthology by the Solstice Shadows (Paranormal themed Anthology)

Awethology Dark (featuring Ghosts) – An Anthology by the #Awethors (Adult stories pertaining to a darker theme)

The December Awethology Dark Volume (featuring Seven Years Bad Luck) – An Anthology by the #Awethors (Adult stories pertaining to a darker theme, set around December)


****Welcome to the World of Rochford****

Social Media Links:

Rocky Rochford’s Website




Amazon Author Page

Rochford writes a little something for everyone, so if Mares isn’t your cup of tea, you can guarantee one of his many other works certainly is!

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