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Thursday, May 10, 2012

New books coming out!

Just a quick update--my newest novels, The Conqueror's Song and Pathways of Mercy (books 2 and 3 of The Hidden Kings Trilogy), are coming out shortly! I've already received a shipment of the first copies, so it won't be very long at all before they're available on online markets (Amazon.com, Christianbook.com, etc.). I'll post another update (and send out Facebook/email notices to my contacts) when they're available for purchase. Or, if you're in my immediate area in eastern Maine, you can always buy a copy directly from me. Here's a quick rundown of the plots (some knowledge of Book 1, Freedom Cry, might be required):

The Conqueror's Song takes us back more than a thousand years in the history of the world of Freedom Cry. It tells the story of the legendary hero of the age, Warlent the Conqueror. But as the book shows us, Warlent himself is far from the heroic leader of later legends--he is a frail, peace-loving young man from an obscure forest tribe, the last survivor of a ruined people. This book tells how he undertakes a desperate quest to save his homeland from a vast and savage enemy. Along the way, he meets a new friend who is a member of the Melatari--the race of people who rule Firth and the southlands, and who were among the first created beings of that world. It soon becomes clear that the war is an extension of an ancient Melatari feud, and now it threatens to swallow up all the races of men in its fury. The Conqueror's Song is a tale of death and new life, of tragedy and triumph, and of the possibility that hope might win in the end.

Pathways of Mercy takes us back again to the original band of heroes from Freedom Cry--Dryhten and his friends--now 35 years after their resettlement in their homeland of Ferranor. But the ancient enemy in the southlands--the same enemy that nearly conquered the world in Warlent's day a thousand years before--has reawakened. Dryhten must rally the kings of the free nations of the world for one great defense against the new threat. But along the way, a new leader emerges--a young Melatari named Hallanar, a man whose origins are strangely unknown. Is this Hallanar a part of their enemies' plot against them, or is he the greatest hope of peace the world has ever known?

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