Welcome to day one. I’m pretty stoked about doing this, if for no other reason than to introduce you all to my imagination and the strange things that lurk within. When I get asked when did you start writing I always assumed it was young. Truth is, that yes I wrote some when I was a kid, I didn’t really get in to it and decide to make a go of it until I was sitting in my tent in Bagram, Afghanistan in late 2002. The winter slow down was approaching (Even the Taliban is smart enough to stay inside during Afghan winters) and I was growing restless.
Countless hours, nights, and months later this little gem was born. I had some help along the way. An intel officer, a New Zealand Special Forces man, and a few others to act as sounding boards, but I was finished before I redeployed. Not bad for sitting in the ass end of the world for 8 months. Of course I had to turn around and head to Iraq not long after, but that’s a story for another day.
Armies of the Silver Mage (Over 100 ratings and 60 reviews on Amazon and Goodreads)
IT ALL BEGINS HERE- before the Northern Crusade. Journey to a land filled with myth, wonder, horror, and terror as the forces of good and evil clash to settle an old wrong.
Malweir was once governed by the order of Mages, bringers of peace and light. Centuries past and the lands prospered. But all was not well. Unknown to most, one mage desired power above all else. He turned his will to the banished Dark Gods and brought war to the free lands. Only a handful of mages survived the betrayal and the Silver Mage was left free to twist the darker races to his bidding. The only thing he needs to complete his plan and rule the world forever are the four shards of the crystal of Tol Shere.
Having spent most of their lives dreaming about leaving their sleepy village and travelling the world, Delin Kerny and Fennic Attleford never thought that one day they would be forced to flee their town in order to save their lives. Everything changes when they discover the fabled Star Silver sword and learn that there are some who want the weapon for themselves. Hunted by a ruthless mercenary, the boys run from Fel Darrins and are forced into the adventure they only dreamed about.
Ever ashamed of the horrors his kind let loose on the world the last mage, Dakeb, lives his life in shadows. The only thing keeping him alive is his quest to stop the Silver Mage from reassembling the crystal. His chance finally comes through the hearts and wills of Delin and Fennic. Dakeb bestows upon them the crystal shard, entrusting them with the one thing capable of restoring peace to Malweir.