Martial arts instructor and author Whit McClendon signs his fantasy novel Gart's Road, the sequel to Mage's Burden.
McClendon lives with his family and two ridiculous pugs outside of Houston, and enjoys reading, writing, training in several martial arts, teaching, running Tough Mudders, and playing lacrosse.
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In Gart's Road: After the brutal murder of his family, Gart’s voyage continues as he searches for the weapon that was promised him by the Mage, Brunar. Once a peaceful farmer, who only wanted to be left alone, Gart must now become something more. Struggling with the powerful magick that grows within him, Gart follows a dangerous path. Only with the fabled Jidaan of Storms would he have a chance against Mordak’s Champion, the demon-bred Jor Dayne. Guided by the noble Brunar, the other five Guardians make their way to Laro, hurrying to reach the walled city before Mordak’s army. Brunar and the elf-like Weya guide the Duke and his fierce warriors as they face an enormous, bloodthirsty horde of nightmarish creatures. The dead will rise and evil will walk the walls of Laro if Mordak has his way. As the time for battle draws near, Gart fights his own monsters…alone.
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For over two thousand years, the Realm of Talwynn has known peace. But now, the evil sorcerer Mordak has broken free, and the time for battle has come once more. Brunar, a noble Mage, turns to the magick of six powerful and ancient weapons, the Jidaan, for aid. Millennia ago, the Jidaan were wielded by trained Guardians, each fully versed in the use of their magickal gifts, and highly capable warriors. Now, the Guardians are no more, and the Jidaan lay silent, waiting for those newly Chosen to awaken their powers. Even as Brunar searches out the soon-to-be Guardians, the vile Mordak prepares his murderous attack. Afire with insanity, Mordak makes an unholy bargain with a brutal Daemon-God. Filled with unfathomable power, he unleashes his army of hideous creatures and undead soldiers across the land to slay everything it meets. Brunar works feverishly to train his new Guardians in time, but only five of the six Chosen accept their destiny. As war erupts, Talwynn's bravest men, women, and the elf-like Weya answer the call to arms as Brunar leads the ferocious struggle against Mordak's ancient evil. The untested Guardians must rise to the challenge, or else watch Talwynn burn...
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