Saturday, August 21, 2010
The Guardians of Glede
So, who wants to read a fantasy series filled with action, adventure, and humor? Full of swords, magic, dragons, elves, nymphs, trolls, dwarves and an assortment of other mystical and mythical creatures?
The Guardians of Glede is such a series. I had the most amazing review from a reader this past weekend. He mentioned Eddings and then went on to say that my characters had more depth! I was flabbergasted. Me? Mine? Wow!
Often when I need to explain my series I tell people they are a mix of LOTR, Little House on the Prairie and Star Trek, all rolled into one. Why? Well, the LOTR reference is obvious - lots of fantasy, magic, magic talismans, swords, fighting, etc. The Little House on the Prairie (LHP) and Star Trek (ST) references might not be so obvious at the onset, so let me explain.
Both LHP and ST deal with family. Both deal with conquering the unknown - ST in space, LHP in the wild west. Adventure and uncertainty at every turn. Family and love of family (in the case of ST, the family is the crew and their concern and support of each other) provide the steadying foundation to allow the characters to go out and experience new, dangerous and exciting frontiers.
The Glede series deals with six men, their magics and their families and their undying loyalty to each other. They grow, marry, mature, have children, just as LHP. Yet, the adventures and crises never end. Magic has been released into the land and the elves and others must learn how to use it. Of course, there are those who will abuse any power. That has been a constant throughout history, in all parts of the world, in every race. And that is what makes plots - conflicts, good versus evil, threats against humanity.
You can read excerpts from all of the books (10 so far released, 26 written) on my website, where you can also order the books. All of the books are available in elecronic format as well as print (Amazon.com). So, come on over, read and buy. I hope you enjoy your time with The Guardians of Glede as much as I do.