From the Author
Living quietly in a Minneapolis suburb, I have been writing the Harmony of the Othar Saga in various incarnations for more years than I am willing to admit. A story which began in college has, after many years, reached fruition with my first novel, Heart of Hauden. During the intervening years, I have helped raise my daughter, Katja, with my wife, Ann, worked in the information technology field, primarily as a database administrator, and received the support of friends and family to write as time permitted.
After many years of writing in fits and starts, I stepped away from a full-time job to concentrate on completing this story. Perhaps it was nothing more than a classic mid-life crisis, but the result has allowed me to begin something I've dreamed about for decades. My only hope in presenting book one in the Harmony of the Othar Saga is that you will find as much enjoyment reading it as I have found in creating it.
From the Back Cover
Another longship slid out of the cold sea and crashed onto the sandy beach. Laedian jumped from the prow and bent to scoop a handful of sand before she raised her eyes to a veil of shadow at the forest's edge.
"She is Khe'kenha Othar!
" a female voice said.
"Yes, Sister, but like the others, she speaks with a discordant inner voice. They carry the power, but they are alone, forgetting fellowship and service.
"Not all of them,
" a third voice said. "At least one, a woman calling herself Avanian Triumon, now walks our land with consonance of thought. I will make myself known to her, and begin her indoctrination.
"White joining red," the second said aloud. "How long will it be before black returns to silence the Khe'kenha Othar
again, extinguishing the ancient fires?"