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David N. Pauly

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in Winnetka, The United States


J.R.R. Tolkien & Frank Herbert

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David Pauly grew up in Winnetka, IL, attending the University of Wisconsin—Madison, majoring in History. Working for a year as a Domino’s Pizza manager convinced him of the need for higher education, so he attended Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Moving to New Mexico David opened his own law practice in 1992 and remains a solo practitioner.

During a sabbatical in Paris, David attended Le Cordon Bleu, earning certificates in pastry and cuisine. Recently married, he and his wife Anne have several furry children, but no human children as of yet.

Interests include cooking, weather forecasting, martial arts, writing obviously and Japanese swords.

When the war looks like it's over, war looks to continue to anyway. "Icarus Rising" tells the story of Nostraterra, a land just barely escaping the wrath of a Dark Lord. When politics seem to be shattering the world of men, they struggle for peace, as their allies the Elves and Dwarves face their own problems, and perhaps even taking the human's lands for their own. A world of magic and intrigu...

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Icarus Rising (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Icarus is a fantasy fiction story, where a medieval world full of different races of Men, Elves, Dwarves, and Gracies have recently defeated the Terrible Dark Lord, Magnar. Now each race is trying to keep their lands and skills for themselves while expanding into each other's territory. Each race of people believes that not only are they acting in their own self interest, but in the best interests of the entire world. Conflict quickly grows within and without of each race creating a complex world of intermeshing alliances and relationships. War threaten to break out when multiple assassinations explode across the City of Westmen, nearly killing crown prince Alfrahil. Who is to blame for these dastardly attacks?

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