The Guardian’s Way

by Hal Portner



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/25/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781480814271
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781480814288

About the Book

Like his father and all his fathers before him, Garth, the Lord High Wizard of Massina, Protector of the Realm and Defender of the Citadel, has sworn to defend the people and lands in his care. Like his father and all his fathers before him, Garth’s wizardry works well and true. Other than the occasional harassment by barbarian raiders, his citizens live a peaceful and safe existence under his care, but that peace is about to be tested.

When word quickly spreads of a horrific monster that threatens every village in the realm, Garth takes action. He enlists and trains a troop of elite warriors, Guardians aided by spirit allies, to hunt down and destroy the monster. Evolyn, devoted daughter to the wizard’s blacksmith, is one of the warriors chosen for this new battle. What begins as a straightforward mission thrusts the noble Evolyn and her Guardian cohorts into encounters with a magical sword, fratricide, covert alliances, prejudice, jealousy, betrayal, love, and confrontation with their own internal monsters.

Is this monster more that it seems? Is the magic of Garth’s fathers worthy enough to protect his people from this new menace?

About the Author

Hal Portner is an educator and former member of a state department of education. He is the author of ten nonfiction books; The Guardian’s Way is his first novel. He has four daughters and two grandchildren and lives in western Massachusetts with his lovely and talented wife, Mary.