My next novel, Bargo Lynden: Adventure of A Lifetime, will be coming out soon on Amazon.
Bargo Lynden is a Blacksmith Apprentice from a land called the Shudolin, and belongs to a mythical race called the Woblos. He learns of Shala, father of their race, and how his people were once human, and changed into animals by a jealous Elven king, and the staff which will allow them to become human again.
He is called upon by the King’s Royal Guard to venture into enemy territory to rescue King Timothy, and Bargo’s cousin, Barlow, from an evil Elf named Ang, a disciple of the evil wizard named Garlock. An enemy race called the Licarions recently invaded parts of the Shudolin, bringing the land to the verge of war.
The Royal Guard members are led by Glam, an Elf who is also an old time adversary of Ang’s. Glam introduces Bargo to a world of faith and magic, where a powerful stone and staff are used to defeat evil, and reveals the history of Bargo’s people and the hidden gift within himself. The Woblo is faced to confront the wicked disciple himself, and use the staff, stone, an ancient Elven sword as his weapon. He must choose between his friends’ lives or his own to defeat an evil spell on the land, and suppress a forbidden love for a human woman he has known since childhood.
I am escpecially proud of this one because I originally wrote this as a 12 year old child. After reading what I wrote then, and yes, I still have it, I decided to scrap the original story, but keep the basic plot, setting, and characters. After seven months of writing and rewriting, I formulated a classic fantasy tale, with action, suspense, romance, faith and magic. My opinion is this is a tale of two faiths, one good, the other evil, and sometimes the line is very thin between the two. A decision must be made in our youth, and will often affect our later years, when those we loved are gone. Its a decision we’ve all made when we were young, and sometimes it can be a fatal mistake.
When I wrote this, I thought about myself as a child, and my own child. It made me realize that sometimes I was no different than my own daughter; just as defiant, just as stubborn, and just as deaf from my father’s ears. This realization drove me to a story which I think portrays the rebel in all of us, as well as the hope in all of us.
I hope you enjoy my first fantasy novel in a series. As soon as I receive the link from Amazon, I will post it on my website. Thank you all for your support, and your quest for more reading!