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What a week this is going to be … myself and a group of five authors, known collectively as STORY EMPIRE, have gotten together and gone on a roadshow. Throughout the week, we will offer book deals and giveaways and prizes. Today, I am delighted to host author PH Solomon
Take it away, PH …
Hello to everyone and thanks to Harmony for hosting me today. I’m P. H. Solomon and I’m a fantasy author, living in greater Birmingham, AL. It’s great to be a part of Story Empire and be on the Roadshow this week. I hope you’ll enjoy all the stops and authors this week and look at our books. To see our schedule and information about our prizes, please click to our Roadshow page and see where we are making appearances each day. This week I’m giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card to the most active commenter.
Haunted by his past. Hunted in the present. Buffeted like an arrow in the wind.
The hunt for the Bow of Hart continues as Athson and his companions have escaped the clutches of Magdronu and Corgren but they are still pursued. In need of answers to deep mysteries revealed while in Chokkra, Athson must gain possession of the mythic bow to face both his enemies and his tragic past. But Magdronu’s reach stretches among Athson’s companions, endangering Limbreth and even Hastra in schemes to entrap them all. With each turn of the search for the Bow of Hart long hidden secrets surface that threaten to destroy Athson. Will he falter as An Arrow Against the Wind?
That’s the blurb for An Arrow Against the Wind in which the quest for The Bow of Hart continues for Athson and his companions. It’s a book that carries the characters into challenges both personal and external, requiring even more perseverance than in The Bow of Destiny. In this short sample, we find Athson is confronted once again by the wizard Corgren who wants the Bow of Hart for his master Magdronu:
Athson’s chest heaved and he gasped, “Father.”
Ath shifted at his words. “Is that you, Athson. Run! Don’t let him-.”
Corgren slapped Ath. “Silence!”
Athson hefted his sword. “Do that again and I’ll kill you.”
The wizard displayed a cruel grin. “One step, ranger, and he’ll die.” He motioned with his hand and the hobgoblin held a dagger at Ath’s throat.
Athson’s breath returned but his stomach boiled and his mind seethed. “I’ll kill you both with arrows.” His low growl carried across the bowl-shaped depression in the rock.
“Your good but not that good.” The wizard drew a wolf’s-head dagger. “We’ll kill him either way.”
Athson tightened and loosened his grip on his weapons. He could do it. Maybe. Where was Gweld when he needed him? “What do you want? You brought me here to talk.”
Corgren’s laugh rolled with mockery. “You see, wretch? He’s smarter than you. Maybe he’ll get right what you and you traitorous ancestors didn’t.” He motioned to Athson with his free hand. “You know what I want. Get it and he lives.”
Traitors? This was news. Athson’s vision narrowed with his frown. “What do you mean?”
“You know what I mean.” He leaned toward Athson’s father. “Maybe he’s not so smart.”
Ath opened his mouth but the hobgoblin yanked his head back and pressed the blade closer. The blind man shut his mouth.
Athson stared. His father was a shell of the man in his memory. Scarred eye-sockets. His face smudged with dirty and covered with a patchy beard. His body gaunt, drained of vitality. Athson ground his teeth. “I should kill you regardless, wizard, right now. The world would be rid of a monster like you!” He cared nothing for elvish views on revenge in that moment. But he needed something more. “What do you mean ‘traitors’?”
“My master and I can give and take away. Want a taste of what you can have?” Corgren cupped has hand over one of Ath’s eyesockets and uttered a spell. Green mage-fire flared beneath the wizard’s fingers. Ath sat up stiff with a cry and his face trembled.
Athson took a step. “Stop it, or I’ll-”
The troll pressed the knife-point at Ath’s throat. Blood dripped from his neck.
I hope you like that but I’ll leave the rest for you to read when it’s released as more happens to twist Athson’s emotions into knots that keep him moving toward the Bow of Hart. An Arrow Against the Wind is due out at the end of April and is now available for pre-orders. Just click the previous link to see all the retailer links.
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