Raised on old Arth by monks who were masters of the old realm, hiding themselves and their charges from the witch hunters, Torl spent his life dreaming of journeying to the fabled planet Aleron. There it was said people lived with the freedom to be who they were and use their talents freely without fear of the witch hunters. After years of scrimping, he has finally saved enough money to begin his journey.
Trained his whole life to avoid detection, and hide his skills, Torl is always on his guard. But to maintain that cover, he must take a tourist's route through the stars stopping and viewing the sights throughout the realm. It is on one of those stops on a small meaningless planet called Earth that Torl makes mistakes that change everything. First he allows the power colors to gravitate toward him out in the open, and then when a young witch is caught by the hunters he finds he cannot sit by and watch her get tortured to death for the entertainment of the witch hunters. Putting everything at risk, he reaches out to the young girl as she is preparing to wreak havoc in a desperate last stand...
About the Author
A dedicated reader and writer, I have always loved a good character. Heroic magicians, iconic warriors, and everyday people who overcome adversity are what I seek in both my reading and my writing. Some of my favorite books are Andre Norton's Witch World series, Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders, and Christopher Stasheff's Warlock series. I like to take characters that are believable and show how they overcome long odds to succeed, or simply adapt to their environment to accomplish happiness for themselves and others. For me, writing is just like reading, I may know how the story is going to eventually end, but the joy is in the journey that unfolds day by day.