Prophet to the Outerlands

by Wm. Matthew Graphman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/17/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 358
ISBN : 9781532017834
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 358
ISBN : 9781532017841
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 358
ISBN : 9781532043345

About the Book

On their way to meet up with an ancient dragon, Guntharr, Taya, Firebane and the others encounter a group of elves taken captive by a small army of barbarians. Concerned for their possible allies, Guntharr breaks away from the group to try and discover what fate would befall them. Firebane, now in charge, must lead the others without the help of Rift, through a dangerous dungeon in order to recover a coveted treasure that their dragon host requires to secure an audience with him.

Compelled by a longing to return home and a fear that his life is nearing an end, Rift journeys back to Wolf Valley to spend his last days among his family. His warm welcome is cut short when Rift discovers that his oldest son has been missing for weeks, presumably out searching for him. As a result, his youngest has been trying to hold things together with the council of wolves and Rift’s return sparks a controversy which ends with his arrest and subsequent trial.

As Rift stands to defend himself, Raskin risks his life and makes a historic appearance in the middle of wolf territory. Alerted to the fact that Guntharr and the others are in deep trouble, Rift is forced to accept banishment from Wolf Valley. Recruiting his family, Rift follows his feathered friend into the wilderness to a long forgotten fortress. There, Firebane and the others are lured into a trap and captured by none other than Guntharr who is now under the control of an evil enchantress. Mastering the power of the green gem, the enchantress, at the request of her sister Naranda, returns a certain wizard back to life.

With Guntharr now under the sway of the enchantress, Firebane’s faith and courage is taxed to the limit. Not only must he battle the persuasive power of the enchantress, but hope against all hope that he can find a way to free them all and recover the next piece to the Talisman of Alterian before all is lost.

About the Author

Matthew Graphman is a twenty-year veteran in the information technology world. He studied writing, drama, as well as computers while attending Bob Jones University in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Matthew has enjoyed writing since his college days when his roommate first talked about some “slimy walls” which triggered his first foray into the fantasy genre. While studying computer science as his major, he decided to go into drama as his minor. As a result, Matthew was required to take some writing classes. These classes further sparked his interest.

After completing his first manuscript, “The Ten Trials of My Lady” which is still in handwritten pages in a notebook somewhere, he began his exploration into the world of playwriting. A couple of courses and numerous sketches later, and Matthew began taking several of his short stories and transitioning them into plays.

While in college, he met his wife, Wendy, of twenty-five years and started a family. He currently resides in Bloomington, Indiana with his wife and two children, Kathryn (Kat) and Ethan. His oldest son, Sean, recently graduated from college and started his own family on the East Coast. Matthew has long been a fan of fantasy fiction. After graduation, Matthew continued his writing exploits, but his focus was mostly around the theater. After developing a series of children’s skits in the 2000’s, he was encouraged to take the skits and convert them into a series of children’s chapter books. To date, he has written four of the fourteen stories in the “Chel & Riley Adventures” series. Taking a break from creating children’s fiction and drama, Matthew decided to reach back, at the request from his daughter Kat, and create a fantasy world that mixed all of her favorite thematic elements. The plan for this series is five volumes; however, he is convinced that there could be many more stories that evolve out of this new universe. Matthew is a recent winner of the 2016 NaNoWriMo challenge, and he is nearing the end of the fourth book in the Silverwood Chronicles series.

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