The Warden Threat begins a humorous science fiction parody of epic fantasy adventure stories—an anti-fantasy book that pokes some good-natured fun at the serious tone and dependence on magic common to many epic fantasy adventure genre novels. There are no dragons here, but there are some androids.
This is the story of Prince Donald of Westgrove. He is the idealistic third son of the king, and he comes to believe that he may be the only one able to protect his country from an invasion spearheaded by an ancient and massive magical stone warrior known as the Warden of Mystic Defiance.
Donald, unfortunately, is woefully unprepared. His only real understanding of such things comes from his reading of adventure stories. When he finds an ancient scroll he believes may allow him to take control of the mysterious Warden, he eagerly takes on the task. He dreams of saving the kingdom and becoming a hero like those in his books.
To his dismay, his quest turns out to be nothing like he imagined. He finds the stories in his library seriously understate the complexities and hardships involved. He also soon realizes that the real world can be much more confusing than fictional ones. Things may not be as they first appear, and the hero is not necessarily predestined to save the day.
The Warden Threat, the first book in this epic tale, is currently available in all digital formats free from Smashwords. It can also be found on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats for a nominal cost.
If you are an avid reader of fantasy and science fiction who yearns for something fresh and different, this may be just what you are looking for.
Targeted Age Group:
16 and up
DL Morrese is a fulltime American Science Fiction/Fantasy author with degrees in philosophy and government and a background in military logistics. His books are a unique blend of genres, often funny, and sometimes satirical. All are set in a well-conceived alternate world and populated with interesting and endearing characters. DL, or Dave for all things other than book covers, lives near Orlando, Florida with a varying number of humans, dogs, cats, and a turtle. You can find out more about him at his website: http://dlmorrese.wordpress.com/
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