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Grant Elliot Smith loved to read from an early age. Saving up his allowance, he spent it all at the local bookstore buying up as much as he could from the fantasy section. His first interest was poetry, which he wrote voraciously. Some of his early work from as far back as the 1980s can be found in various poetry anthologies. Originally from the State of Indiana in the United States, he went on to complete four university degrees, including a Masters in Sociology from the University of Essex in Colchester, England. Grant has lived and worked around the world, spending many of those years in Japan. The sights and sounds from the various cultures he has seen help to fuel his imagination for writing. When not working or traveling, he loves to escape in the world of fantasy and the paranormal.
Rathen. Into Bramblewood Forest Book Blurb:
A man driven by revenge. Another world in peril. A long-forgotten deity determined to destroy all in its path to ultimate power.
Rathen, ex-captain of the late king’s army, pulls together a team to defeat the evil that threatens them all. The Book of Ziz, with its instructions for protective spells against an evil deity has fallen into the nefarious hands of High Priest Litagus, meaning soon untold evil will reign unchecked if Rathen fails.
Consumed by his personal vengeance for the betrayer in the earlier death of his friends, Rathen travels to the ruins of Ghrakus Castle to enlist the aid of the very being who tried to kill Rathen once before. Only the black powers of this ancient evil can ensure their mission to steal the book back, but can those powers be trusted?
To safeguard his group, Rathen also recruits Caswen, an inexperienced young healer determined to make her mark on the world. Together with Bulo, an ex-gladiator and fellow warrior, Thack, a one-armed half-orc, and Bandark, a mysterious mage from another world, the group heads through the menacing Bramblewood Forest to confront Litagus and his followers.
2023 - Book 3: Rathen. Battle for Korganis