The sorcerer Svaerd destroyed the Aurae Council in his quest to take the power of Taernfeld for himself. He almost succeeded in his designs, but was defeated by the council’s lone survivor. Trapped within a haeld-sword, he plots his escape.
For four-hundred years, magic has been outlawed by Tor-Haval. Sandrik is the first bright-eye to be seen in Caladon in living memory, and he doesn’t want anyone to think of him as they did the ominous Aurae of legend, so he keeps his special abilities hidden. But there is more to Sandrik than even he knows. Now he is about to enter the ancient ruins of Taernfeld to be declared a man, but another fate awaits him. Will he escape it?
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William Mangieri is a blogger, karaoke junkie, former theater student, and recovered wargamer, who spends a lot of time wondering ‘what if…’ He writes from Texas, where he has lived for longer than the four decades that Swordsmaster spent marinating in his head.
(Swordsmaster will be FREE on Amazon April 28th – May 2nd.)
In addition to this novel, he has written some ninety or so pieces of short fantasy, sci-fi, and light horror, one of which was published in Daily Science Fiction, and three of which won Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future contest.
You can find most of his works (both as single stories and in collections) at several online booksellers, including Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and Apple.