What becomes of a hero after he saves the world?
In his younger days, Sir Darion Ulther rose to become the greatest Warcaster the realms have ever known. Once skilled in combat both martial and magical, he now spends his days hunting, hawking, drinking, and dining; he has wed the beautiful Lady Alynor Mirrowell and left his days of adventure and glory behind.
Or so he believes.
When a messenger arrives with dire news - a horde of savage northmen marches on the eastern kingdoms, razing all in its wake - Sir Darion must shed his new-found life of ease and wade into the fray once more.
This adventure, however, may prove an unfamiliar challenge for the washed-up hero, who finds himself accompanied by an unlikely traveling companion - the young wife he barely knows. Through the perils that mark their way, she'll discover more about him than she bargained for - perhaps more than she ever wanted to.
A tale of adventure, magic, and wonder in an enthralling world of high fantasy.
About the Author
J.C. Staudt was born in Oceanside, New York, and moved to Virginia at the age of four, where he has lived ever since. He is a graduate of George Mason University, with a B.A. in Integrative Multimedia Studies, and he works for an Engineering and Consulting firm as a New Media Designer. He lives with his beautiful wife in a house lacking pets and children in Manassas, Virginia.