The Knights of the Crystal Spire are Rislandia's most elite fighters. Trained from a young age, they alone can face the deadliest enemies of their kingdom and beyond.
James Gentry joins the Knights' ranks, starting as an apprentice on his journey from a simple farmer's life to the way of the warrior. He must face spies and traitors, soldiers and assassins, and doing so under the watchful eye of a beautiful princess.
Does he have what it takes?
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Jon Del Arroz began his writing career in high school, providing book reviews and the occasional article for the local news magazine, The Valley Citizen. From there, he went on to write a weekly web comic, Flying Sparks, which has been hailed by Comic Book Resources as “the kind of stuff that made me fall in love with early Marvel comics.” He has several published short stories, most recently providing flash fiction for AEG’s weird west card game, Doomtown: Reloaded, and a micro-setting for the Tiny Frontiers RPG. Writing and reading Space Opera is his life!
Star Realms: Rescue Run is his debut novel. You can find him during baseball season with his family at about half of the Oakland A’s home games in section 124.
I have always had a weakness for white knights, however impractical they might be. Here the author manages to develop a character who has all the foibles of the typical teenage boy coupled with the determination and focus (usually) of the to-be-hero. I keep thinking of Glynn Stewart's Damien Montgomery and Jason Kilkenny without the magic when I consider young Mr. Gentry and what he is becoming with every adventure.
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