Armies rage across the Free Lands. The Galdeans, led by Field Marshal Dlorn, defeated the darklings at the Crimson Fields and now head south, for word has come that the Black Imelin has turned his aim toward Meisthelm. With the army of the Hierarchy engaged far to the south, Dlorn and his Galdeans are the only force capable of stopping Imelin. Elsyn and the others reel from the loss of Aron Kryte. His death in the freezing river has robbed them of the will to go on, but go on they must. Exhausted from constant campaigning, Elsyn leads a small group east, toward the city of Hryast, where they hope to evade Imelin’s roving armies long enough to move on Meisthelm. They must protect the Staff of Life at all costs or the war is lost. Sylin Marth’s quest to discover the wizard Elxander has taken him far across the Free Lands. Hunted and harried the entire way, he and his band of dwarves journey across the Goblin Lands, ward off a dragon, and finally come face to face with what he hopes will prove to be the salvation of all. Aron Kryte is found on the banks of the Simca River, near drowned and frozen. He is nursed back to health and soon begins the quest to find his friends and end the threat of the Black once and for all. Along the way, he confronts the one man who has eluded him for twenty years. A battle with the Rover Ute Hai is untimely and may prove his demise. Treachery, betrayal, and determination fill the Free Lands. Whoever wins the war, none of the kingdoms will ever be the same again.
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