Prelude to the Chase
About the Book
The king is dead. Spire Tree, the fortress of the elves, has fallen. The cornerstone of peace reduced to chaos and the line of Silverwood is ended, or is it? From the rubble, an elite guardian from the realm of Dayspring locates the king’s hidden treasure and rescues her before her existence is discovered. Going into hiding, the guardian raises the elf child for fourteen years until, by accident, her existence becomes suspect. Hunted down, the guardian and his ward race across the five realms of Teradandra looking for allies that can protect the princess and locate the one artifact—a talisman—that can confirm to the world that she is indeed the heir to the throne of Silverwood. With time running out and the talisman broken apart by a curse into five pieces, the guardian and his allies race against the dark forces of Nightfall to keep the princess alive and recover the talisman. Only then can peace be restored to the five realms. Only then will the glory of Silverwood be known. Welcome to the land of Teradandra!
About the Author
Matthew Graphman is a twenty-five-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. There he met his wife, Wendy, of twenty-five years and started a family. He currently resides in Bloomington, Indiana with his wife and children, Kathryn (Kat) and Ethan. His oldest son, Sean, is married and lives on the East Coast. Matthew has long been a fan of fantasy fiction. His first attempt at writing was brought on by his roommates in college. As a result, he wrote his first - still unpublished - fantasy novel. After graduating, Matthew continued his writing exploits, but his focus was mostly around 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 five of the fifteen 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. This series is currently outlined to cover 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 and 2017 NaNoWriMo challenge, and he is working on the fifth and final installment in the Silverwood Chronicles series