From the Author
After first reading J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit in 1975 when I was twelve years old, I instantly fell in love with the books, enthralled by the storyline, the large cast of characters and the vast geography of Middle-earth. During the autumn of 1978, having read the books several more times since, I embarked upon a quest to create my own epic fantasy. Ten years later I had my first outline completed, but knowing I wasn't ready to tackle such a huge project yet, I honed my writing skills over the next eleven years and penned a few other books, though the story was always on my mind as I tinkered with the outline from time to time.
It wasn't until June 1999 that I began to write Chapter 1 of the book and created the four accompanying maps to help me keep track of my characters. The first draft of the book was written between 1999 and 2013, with a few breaks in between to publish some other novels. Then after two more years on top of that for my three final edits, I was finally ready to release Nicholas Raven's story to the world.
I go into a bit more detail about the writing of this book in the postscript at the end of Volume 3. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy reading the story. Your interest and support is beyond appreciated!
About the Author
In 2015, Prestopnikpublished Nicholas Raven and the Wizards' Web, a 120 chapter epicfantasy for adults and older teens. He began planning and outlining this Lordof the Rings inspired novel in 1978 when he was fifteen, three yearsafter first reading J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved classic, and wrote the first draftbetween 1999 and 2013.
His other works include TheEndora Trilogy, a fantasy-adventure series for pre-teens and adults comprisedof The Timedoor (Book 1), The Sword and the Crown (Book2) and The Saving Light (Book 3). The first book hadoriginally been published as The Visitors in Mrs. Halloway's Barn beforethe story was expanded into a trilogy and retitled The Timedoor.
Prestopnik has also penned thechildren's adventure Gabriel's Journey, a stand-alone novel enjoyedby both young and old alike, as well as the novella A Christmas Castle whichis geared for adults and older teens. For more information, visit Prestopnik'sAmazon author page or go to TomPresto.com.