‘Arantur' is an epic fantasy story and the first book in the ‘Riothamus’ trilogy.
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Arantur, a young man raised in the small central Andurian town of Leigh and apprenticed to Mastercraftsman Blacksmith Cody has small-town dreams and aspirations. However, Arantur will soon discover that his destiny lies elsewhere. With war looming on the horizon, an enigmatic stranger befriends Arantur, and takes him on a journey of self-discovery and adventure. This journey leads him to the mysterious mage island of Glaive, and then onwards to the ancient fortress of Andur’s Keep.
Along the way, Arantur must make difficult choices about fulfilling his destiny, or turning away to seek an easier and more straightforward life-path. Arantur finds himself challenged along each step of his journey; however, he also unexpectedly discovers a mysterious sword, an ancient royal heritage, arcane and lost abilities, and true friendships.
‘Arantur’ will appeal to readers aged sixteen years and older. Word length: 81,000