This is the third volume in the Minstrel's Song series. The story tells of the rise of the magician Quantos from his roots as an unknown mendicant pilgrim and chronicles his schemes to regain the high throne of Lavros in the inaccessible mountain realm at the heart of Verdenia. How many innocent people will pay the ultimate price for his greed, vanity, and lust for power?
Please visit the author's web site at www.jameshaselton.com to see maps of the ancient land of Verdenia and read a lengthy excerpt from this novel and the two previous volumes of the series.
The cover illustration is by Kerry Barnett. See more of Kerry's work at www.kerrybarnett.com.
About the Author
Fran Lebowitz said in an interview once that there are no child prodigy authors like there are musicians such as Mozart because children have nothing to write about at that young age. It seems to be a true statement and may explain Haselton’s late arrival to the art and craft of writing. After decades of searching out the best in science fiction and fantasy writing, and merging that with a determined outer and inner search for truth, Haselton has come to a unique point of view and a commitment and passion for expressing it in a special type of story. His motivation as a writer has much to do with literature and language but perhaps even more to do with a life exploring the heights and depths of the human Spirit. He believes that stories should be simultaneously entertaining, didactic, eclectic, and inspirational. His current work, an epic fantasy series, The Minstrel's Song, embraces these values through a creative process which calls upon a life rich in the joy of music and the very best in literature to develop the singular theme underlying all of life, Spiritual liberation.