Originally Posted at Bibliophile's Retreat by Melissa Meeks
PTI Press (Nov 11, 2008)
About the Author:
William R. McGrath is a thirty year practitioner of the Filipino martial art of Pekiti-Tirsia and a veteran law enforcement officer. He has traveled across the U.S. and Europe teaching martial arts and police defensive tactics (techniques and principles of which find themselves in the fight scenes of his novels). He has written his fantasy novels seeking to emulate all those classic books he read in his teens that gave him a life long love of reading.
William's interests include: Martial arts, Ancient history and military strategy, Fantasy stories from the epics to fairy tales, Christian apologetics and theology.
About the Book:
The story continues where Asulon, the first book in The Sword of Fire series, left off. The travelers: Prince Daniel of Asulon, the grim swordmaster Moor, the traveling priest and wise man Simon and princess Rachel of Eretzel have escaped from the evil Antiochus, Emperor of Unicornia and slayer of Anak, last of the Earthbound angels. They sail for Eretzel, the land where East meets West and where the nations of the earth will gather for war. Also aboard the ship are the Anakim, the giant sons of Anak. They have sworn vengeance upon the murderer of their father. But can a being who has slain an angel be killed by mere giants?
Eretzel sits at the crossroads of the earth, between the merchants of the West, the warriors of the North, the vast and hungry populations of the East and the gold-rich lands of the South. Antiochus desires to rule the world and his path to conquest runs through Eretzel. (ISBN#:9780980105810, 448pp, $12.95)
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