So, I have this awesome friend, and she has written some awesome books! I love them so much, that I want to share them with you!
It is a fantasy series, very much along the lines of LOTR and The Hobbit.
First in the series is Champion of Destiny.
Look how pretty it is! Here is an overview: Six thousand years have elapsed since the God Wars and the overthrow of the Gods of Chaos. Over time, the races have become complacent, the bloody battles that stain the tapestry of their past all but forgotten. Now the Dark Lord and his companion, Death, seek to escape the confines of their prison behind the Crystal Flame and lay claim to their rightful place upon the throne. Of the four Crystal Keys created by the Gods of Order to imprison them, only one remains safe. In a tale of epic proportions, an unlikely cast, including a cold-blooded murderer, a troubled orphan, a pampered princess, a reclusive hermit, a cantankerous Dwarven elder, and a small town boy, must realize their roles in the greater plan in order to save mankind from a fate far worse than death. In the process, a noble Shandarian Knight must rise above great personal adversity, take up his ancestor’s sword, and champion the destiny of his birthright. Will he succeed in finishing the battle that was waged long before his birth? Can he restore honor to his people and once and for all defeat the advancing force of darkness? Find out in The Crystal Keys: Champion of Destiny.
Book two: Sera Oth Berinon.
How exactly does one go about the task of killing Death? That is the daunting question that ShHad Oth Gault must seek to answer. Birthed in the throes of Chaos and bearing a legacy swathed in blood, he must discover a way to destroy his own past in order to ensure the future of all mankind.
Though Destiny belongs to no man, every man must seek to embrace his own destiny. Lariac Yovonel must take up his ancestor’s sword, and with it restore honor to his people and drive back the impending darkness.
Orphaned at birth, Brant Branson is the last remaining heir to the House of the Heart. He is also all that stands between the Dark Lord and freedom. As he searches desperately to accept the truth of his unwanted ancestry, he soon discovers that the greatest enemy of all is the one that resides within.
Raised under the roof of privilege, Princess Tamaria is the epitome of spoiled. When she finds out that everything she thought she knew about her life was a ruse, however, her manicured world comes unraveled, and she must learn to put others before herself for the better good.
After six thousand years of imprisonment behind the Crystal Flame, the Dark Lord and his companion, Death, have gained possession of all but one of the four Crystal Keys needed to unlock the door to impending Chaos. In order to stop them, Brant, Tamaria, Lariac, ShHad, and others must each realize that they are more than just the circumstance of their past. In the process, their winding paths become entangled, each eventually coming to realize that, perhaps, the greatest power of all is love.
Can they overcome the overwhelming odds and defeat the impending powers of darkness? Find out in this epic, heart-pounding sequel, The Crystal Keys: Sera Oth Berinon.
Available here: http://www.amazon.com/Sera-Oth-Berinon-Crystal-Keys/dp/1495188612/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
Folks, these are great books! Adults and young adults alike will love it! My kids are chomping at the bit to read them, I just can’t bring myself to share!