The war has begun. The Black Imelin’s defection took the Hierarchy unawares and his campaign of domination spreads across the northern kingdom of Galdea. Legions of darklings, freed from their prison, ravage the Free Lands. All Imelin needs is the Staff of Life to return to Meisthelm a conqueror. The Galdean army abandons their capital in favor of the Crimson Fields. There, Field Marshal Dlorn and the others prepare to do battle with an impossibly large foe. What remains of their kingdom depends on them. Not only does he defend Galdea, he is charged with protecting the heir to the throne, Princess Elsyn. Aron Kryte finds himself in an impossible position. Not only is he the last descendent of the mad Ils Kincannon, the man who once tried to enslave the world, but he is the destined bearer of the Staff of Life. He and his band of heroes secure the Staff before Imelin and flee east. Self-doubt plagues the young lord of the Golden Warriors as he struggles to come to terms with not only his past, but his destiny. Far to the southeast, former High Counselor Sylin Marth has gone in search of the legendary wizard Elxander. His hopes that the wizard will return to help the Hierarchy put an end to Imelin and the war are mired by doubts. Finding Elxander is easy. Reaching him is another matter, for he must cross the width of the Goblin Lands, face a dragon, and escape capture. Time is against them all, for the skies darken and the war spreads.
Christian W. Freed was born in Buffalo, N.Y. more years ago than he would like to remember. After spending more than 20 years in the active-duty US Army he has turned his talents to writing. Since retiring, he has gone on to publish over 25 military fantasy and science fiction novels, as well as his memoirs from his time in Iraq and Afghanistan, a children's book, and a pair of how to books focused on indie authors and the decision making process for writing a book and what happens after it is published.
His first published book (Hammers in the Wind) has been the #1 free book on Kindle 4 times and he holds a fancy certificate from the L Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest. Ok, so it was for 4th place in one quarter, but it's still recognition from the largest fiction writing contest in the world. And no, he's not a scientologist.
Passionate about history, he combines his knowledge of the past with modern military tactics to create an engaging, quasi-realistic world for the readers. He graduated from Campbell University with a degree in history and a Masters of Arts degree in Digital Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He currently lives outside of Raleigh, N.C. and devotes his time to writing, his family, and their two Bernese Mountain Dogs. If you drive by you might just find him on the porch with a cigar in one hand and a pen in the other. You can find out more about his work by following him on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChristianFreed Twitter: @ChristianWFreed Instagram: www.instagram.com/christianwarrenfreed/
The Forgotten Gods Tales #1 Dreams of Winter #2 The Madman on the Rocks #3 Anguish Once Possessed #4 Through Darkness Besieged #5 Under Tattered Banners #6 A Time For Tyrants An Hour of Wolves- short story
The Northern Crusade #1 Hammers in the Wind #2 Tides of Blood and Steel #3 A Whisper After Midnight #4 Empire of Bones #5 The Madness of Gods and Kings #6 Evens Gods Must Fall
The Histories of Malweir (all stand alones) #1 Armies of the Silver Mage #2 The Dragon Hunters #3 Beyond the Edge of Dawn
Immortality Shattered #1 Law of the Heretic #2 The Bitter War of Always #3 The Land of Wicked Shadows # Storm Upon the Dawn
The Children of Never (stand alone) Where Have all the Elves Gone? (stand alone) One of Our Elves is Missing The Lazarus Men (stand alone) Repercussions: A Lazarus Men Agenda #2 A Long Way From Home: My Time in Iraq and Afghanistan 2002-2006 Coward's Truth: A Novel of the Heart Eternal Tomorrow's Demise: The Extinction Campaign Tomorrow's Demise: Salvation