by Antony Soehner
GENRE: General/Epic Fantasy
Destiny will always test the greatest of leaders.
Theo never imagined life outside the king’s castle. But when the queen’s funeral reveals the king’s true colors, Theo must rely on his sister, her allies, and his friends to get him to safety. With the help of mercenaries and the native tribes of the plains, Theo must learn to face his destiny and open his mind to the diverse world he’s been thrown into.
“Dad!” Rhan burst out.
Ta’goda turned his intense focus to his daughter and suddenly his entire body deflated.
Without another word between the two, Ta’goda stood up from his fighting stance, faced whatever was hiding from view of the other three, and he closed his eyes.
Around the towering orc, three snarling wolves made of green flame formed from the ground up. Ta’goda raised his axe in the direction of his fight and the wolves took off.
Once the wolves were out of sight, Ta’goda rushed to his daughter and wrapped her in his arms.
“Rhan,” Ta’goda choked out.
“I’m okay,” she cried into his shoulder.
The chief pulled away and looked her in the eyes.
“What happened?” Rhan asked as she wiped away tears from her cheeks.
“We are under attack,” Ta’goda gritted his teeth, “I must get back to the battle. Our tribe needs me.”
Ta’goda shook his head at Rhan’s protest.
“What?” Rhan blinked at her father.
“You have a new duty,” Ta’goda swallowed. The chief’s eyes peered over his daughter’s shoulders and locked onto Theo. “I cannot leave our people and get the prince to the rivers—”
“I’m not leaving you here—”
“Rhan’takono, this is not the time to argue—”
“There is nothing to argue over! I’m fighting beside you—”
“I am to be chief one day! How can I stand before my people after running from this?”
“If you don’t go now, there won’t be a tribe for you to be chief of!” Ta’goda snapped. “This is not a command as your chief. I am begging you as your father—” the words caught in the back of his throat, “please.”
My “Pandemic Project” is Done!
By Antony Soehner
The original title for the document file of my book, “The Prince,” was “My Pandemic Project.” We all remember the early stages of the Covid19 pandemic when the world shut down for what was supposed to be two weeks. By the middle of March of 2020, I had found myself manic and in need of something to occupy my overwhelming amount of free time.
There was one night while I was hanging out on my back patio when suddenly images started to flash in my head. There was a scene of a king giving himself his own monologue during a rainstorm. I had this moment of a kingdom in mourning as their queen’s casket marched through the streets draped in black. I wanted to create an evil wizard who entered the story like Jason Issacs in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” But what I was struggling to piece together is how all of these moments could come together.
Then it slapped me in the face. The story wasn’t about them at all. I rushed inside, grabbed my laptop, and opened a new document on my Drive. I spent the rest of that night creating Theo’s journey and eventually when the sun came up, I had the first chapter and a half ready. Not long after that, I changed the title of my project to “The Prince” and here we are now, a little over two years later.
It’s crazy to think about all the things both Theo and I have gone through in that time. We’re both now four books into his Saga and I can tell you neither of us is the same. I’m super excited to bring readers into our story and share the epic fantasy world we’ve created for you!
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Geek by heart, author by trade.
Raised on a healthy diet of geek and pop culture, Antony has come to share his love and appreciation for role-playing games, geek culture, and fantasy adventure. If it’s random comic book facts, Star Wars trivia, or just the measly obscure movie reference, Antony is there!
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