A young man raised by elves must reforge an ancient sword to stop a dragon lord from destroying his world.
- Adventure, Christian, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
- Page Length:
- 100 - 250 Pages
- Book Status:
- Completed Manuscript
In the elven city of Evingrad, Lucius Nostra suffers from recurring nightmares of a black dragon killed long ago. The frightening dreams signal the ominous return of Kraegyn and the dragon tribes who wreaked havoc on the peoples of Azuleah. Confused and uncertain of his role in the gathering storm, Lucius joins his elf brother Siegfried on a perilous journey to reforge the Requiem Sword--the blade which once defeated Kraegyn.
The Golden Millenium of Azuleah has long since passed and the terrible days of the Black Dragon, Kraegyn, are a distant memory. But in the elven city of Evingrad, a young man named Lucius suffers from a recurring nightmare of Kraegyn. The nightmare always ends with Lucius being burned to oblivion by the malicious creature's blue fire. When his adoptive father reveals that these dreams signal the return of Kraegyn, Lucius learns to embrace his role as the prophesied protector of Azuleah. With his elf brother, Siegfried, at his side, Lucius embarks on a quest to forge the Requiem Sword, an enchanted blade which once defeated the Black Dragon nearly a millenium ago. The journey will take Lucius through the lands of elves, faeries, dwarves, and dragons. Can Lucius acquire the Requiem Sword in time to stop Kraegyn's ascension or will blue flames scorch the world once more?Read More
Interview with Daniel AdornoRead Interview
Why did you write the book?
I wrote The Blade Heir because I'm a huge fan of epic fantasy stories with memorable characters, exciting adventures, and a strong sense of morality. I wanted to pen a novel which paid tribute to classic fantasy tales like Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, and A Wizard of Earthsea, but also inject some modern fantasy elements into the story.
Who are your favorite authors?
J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Ursula K. Le Guin, Stephen R. Lawhead, Ray Bradbury, and Robert Louis Stevenson.
What do you plan to do with the funds you raise?
I plan to use the funds to hire an editor, commission map art for the interior of the book, cover expenses for online marketing, and pay for costs associated with publishing through CreateSpace and Amazon.
How long have you been writing?
I started writing when I was 12 years old and received a typewriter from my Dad as a gift. I wrote lots of goofy short stories about race cars and monsters. I even tried to my own local newsletter, which only my brother and I read. In college, I took writing much more seriously and enrolled in some creative writing courses that really inspired me to write a longer narrative.
Fun fact: The Blade Heir was written during finals week of my sophomore year of college!
Is there a book trailer for The Blade Heir?
Yes! Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm2PVZhCe30