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Fires of Prophecy: Book Two of The Morcyth Saga Paperback – May 10, 2011
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From the Author
Why did I decide to write The Morcyth Saga? I suppose the main reason was due to the many series which were currently popular at the time. Series that in the beginning grabbed hold of me and wouldn't let go, but then over time began to lose momentum in a mire of subplots and overlong descriptive paragraphs which I found myself skipping. When I realized I was skipping pages at a time to pass through a subplot that didn't really move the story along to get to the what I would consider the `good points' (action, adventure, actually seeing the main characters) I figured I could do better.
So I set out to write a series in which the reader followed the main character 90% of the time, action or points of interest were in every chapter, and descriptive content was down to a minimum. As a reader I knew I could create my own visualization of surroundings and figured others could to. I mean, do you really need me to go in depth as to what a teenage boy's room looks like? Doesn't `messy boy's room' bring up an instant visual? Stuff like that is what I mean. Certainly there are those who prefer grand descriptive content and a myriad of plots that takes a notepad to keep track of. To them I would say The Morcyth Saga is not for you.
As to the story itself, I was a role player decades ago in high school. And I got to thinking about how interesting it would be should a gamer be thrust into a world in which his gaming experiences could help him thrive. After all, if you take a person from our world and thrust them into a world of magic, wouldn't it be helpful to select someone who would be more amenable to the prospect of magic? Perhaps one whose very interests were along those lines? That was how James came into being, a high school senior who loves creating and then running his friends through his creation.
The Morcyth Saga and The Broken Key Trilogy are both written along gaming lines. The Morcyth Saga is about a gamer that is thrust into a world of magic while The Broken Key is written in role playing style.
You can check out excerpts, maps, and other information about both series at my website. If you have never read one of my books before, I would suggest checking out the excerpts before you buy so you can make sure you like it. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Brian was born in Modesto, California. He graduated high school in 1985 and went straight into the Air Force where he was trained as an Avionic Specialist on the F-117A Stealth Fighter. When his tour of duty was over, he joined Pizza Hut as a delivery driver where he quickly rose to become a General Manager of a delivery unit in Edmonds, WA. Then after a short stint as a taxi driver, he spent two years as a driving instructor and now writes full time. He currently lives with his three children, Joseph, Breanna and Abigayle in Lynnwood, WA. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top customer reviews
MY only criticism is the proofreading is sub par. I had a difficult time getting past some of the adventures because you could see some of it was in the author's notes and hadn't really been transcribed.
The story is good, though. Excitement, adventure, magic and the consequences, good and evil, friendship, it's all very good. I can't wait to see how this author develops in the years ahead.
As with the last book, this one seems to me to be more about the journey than the destinations, and that is what I enjoy about these books.