After learning he had inherited an enormous mansion and a huge tract of land from a reclusive set of relatives, Steve Miller, along with his wife Sarah, decide to take a few days off to investigate their new-found fortune in the quiet resort town of northern Idaho, Coeur d "Alene. While taking inventory of the vast manor, they discover a unique set of doors on the top floor. Mistaking them to be an ornate decoration, the doors are accidentally activated, presenting the two new homeowners with a tantalizing decision: step through or ignore? What harm could possibly befall them if they walked through a simple door? Curiosity getting the better of them, they step through, sending both husband and wife on a one-way journey to a land of unimagined wonder!
Realizing they were now stranded on a world populated with creatures that should exist only in one's imagination, they enlist the aid of the local king and queen. Their troubles continue to escalate, however, as it is revealed their arrival had been long foretold by an ancient local prophecy, bestowing upon them the status of Royal Bodyguards to the young crown prince.
Stuck on a foreign world where mythical creatures abound, trying to avoid being attacked by griffins, and hoping to impress a living, breathing dragon, the newly appointed babysitters must find a way to return home soon before harm could befall the young prince.
Some days it didn't pay to get out of bed.
When a young dwarf child is forced to undergo a challenging quest, three warriors - and a scholar - join together to track down a long lost piece of dwarven history!
Coming face-to-face with the rarest wildlife Lentari has to offer, soaring high through the clouds in the clutches of the dragons, and trying to solve the most cryptic scavenger hunt anyone has ever seen, five dwarves are led on a quest to solve a mystery that has confounded their fellow dwarves for centuries!
Let the treasure hunt begin!
Add one magic-stealing goblet, half a dozen dimwitted trolls, and one conceited wizard. Then add one kidnapped member of the royal family, one concerned son, two bodyguards, a soldier, and an adolescent griffin. Throw in a pinch of green dragon. Mix well and you will have yourself one fantastic action-packed fantasy adventure set in the magical kingdom of Lentari!
Nearly a year has passed since the events of their first visit. Mikal, the young crown prince, is happy, healthy, and adapting well to living on a strange new world with his bodyguards, Steve and Sarah. However, a devious plot has been hatched, one that will force the young prince to return to his homeland.
When Steve gets a mysterious message that says a member of the royal family has been abducted, he makes the decision to return to Lentari with his wife so they could aid the rescue party. Mikal is left safe and secure back in Coeur d’Alene with Annie, Sarah’s sister, and Tristan, his tutor. When Mikal sneaks through the portal to try to help, his presence in Lentari becomes known and draws the attention of the dark wizard who desperately wants to get his hands on him.
Battling thieving invaders, outsmarting repulsive trolls, and trying to stay one step ahead of a wizard bent on acquiring Mikal at all costs, Steve and Sarah must use all the powers at their disposal to keep their young charge safe.
Seek ye not the protector’s wrath...
Be sure to check out the thrilling conclusion to the Bakkian Chronicles!
Everyone’s worst fears are realized: Celestia is alive! Complicating matters is the evil sorceress has managed to reach across time and space and attack Mikal on his protector’s home world.
Realizing they can no longer keep the future king safe, Steve and Sarah escort Mikal back to Lentari to not only determine the best course of action, but also to verify the king and queen haven’t become targets themselves.
Much to their chagrin, they learn that all is not well with Mikal’s home world. Dragon raids are on the rise. The dwarves are preparing to go to war. Both are human allies. Coincidence?
Their only hope to save Mikal from Celestia and her minions lies with the recovery of a piece of an ancient talisman believed lost centuries ago. However, another piece has already been found.
Dragons in distress. Troubles with trolls. Don’t miss the exciting final chapter in the Bakkian Chronicles!
This set includes:
The Prophecy (#1): Griffins, Dragons, and BNPs (Bugs of Nightmarish Proportions). Who knew? It seemed harmless enough. See a mysterious door and step through to see what happens, right? Now stranded in a magical kingdom, husband and wife search for a way home. However, enlisting the aid of the king and queen has given them their biggest shock yet: Royal Babysitters.
Some days it didn't pay to get out of bed.
Insurrection (#2): Add one magic-stealing goblet, half a dozen dimwitted trolls, and one conceited wizard. Next add one kidnapped member of the royal family, one concerned son, two bodyguards, a soldier, and an adolescent griffin. Throw in a pinch of green dragon. Mix well and you will have yourself one fantastic action-packed fantasy adventure set in the magical kingdom of Lentari!
Amulet of Aria (#3): Mikal is not safe. The sorceress Celestia has found a way to attack the prince on his bodyguards' world. Realizing this, Steve and Sarah escort Mikal back to Lentari to inform his parents. However, Lentari is in turmoil. Dwarves are preparing for war. Dragon raids are on the rise. To keep Mikal out of Celestia's grasp a powerful amulet must be found.
Don't miss the exciting conclusion of the Bakkian Chronicles!
Disneyland Debacle & Winter Wonderland (short stories)
Disneyland Debacle is a 5,000+ short story chronicling Steve and the gang's hilarious attempt to take a vacation at the happiest place on Earth!
Winter Wonderland is a 7,200+ word short story that shows what happens when Mikal's parents visit the "Kingdom of Idaho" for the first time. Speeding snowmobiles and frenzied shopping sprees are just a few activities that await them!
Lost City (ToL #1) - When a young dwarf child is forced to undergo a challenging quest, three warriors - and a scholar - join together to track down a long lost piece of dwarven history!
Rare wildlife! Dragon escorts! Trying to solve the most cryptic scavenger hunt anyone has ever seen is proving to be more difficult than anyone had ever imagined!
Let the treasure hunt begin!
Something Wyverian This Way Comes (ToL #2) - Pryllan wishes she could bask in new motherhood, but disaster looms: a plague is attacking dragonkind. The normally indomitable Wyverian population is in danger. Even the wrath of the (bite first; ask second) Dragon Lord will not deter her in her quest to contact a certain husband and wife team.
Together they go in search of answers they may not want to find.
A Portal for Your Thoughts (ToL #3) - The discovery of a mysterious anomaly has the Royal family reeling, a town riled and people missing!
Contacting the Nohrin would be the safest bet for a rescue. However, as both Nohrin become victims of the anomaly’s ability to move in time and space, they must find a way to stay alive, locate the villagers and return home.
Danger and excitement abound! Don't miss the next adventure in Lentari!
Armed with a determination to clear his name, Zack sets out to solve the case with the help of a feisty canine companion with an uncanny ability to sniff out clues.
With evidence mounting against him, can Zack identify the killer and locate the missing sculpture before he ends up in the doghouse?
The peaceful land of Lentari's first visitors from across the great Sea of Koralis are anything but harmless. They're pirates! To make matters worse, what they're searching for has enough power to bring the kingdom to its knees.
Swashbuckling adventure, hilarious antics, and an arrogant pirate captain who has way too much power at his fingertips are waiting inside. Find out whether everyone's favorite Fire Thrower has finally met his match!
The Pirates of Perz is a trilogy, set in the magical land of Lentari!
Author's Note: All Tales of Lentari novels are written as standalone stories and can be read in any order, with the exception of this one. A Portal for Your Thoughts (#3) is part 1 to this mini-series.
Tales of Lentari series
Lost City, Something Wyverian This Way Comes, A Portal for Your Thoughts, Thoughts for a Portal, Wizard in the Woods, Close Encounters of the Magical Kind
Getting ready to celebrate his milestone 40th birthday, Detective Vance Samuelson manages to convince his friends, Zack Anderson and Harry Watt, to join an adventure-seeking thrill club, the Dysfunctional Daredevils, in an effort to prove they're all still young at heart. And, as luck would have it, the US Marshal believes his missing fugitive just might be hiding among the Daredevils, in plain sight.
Can Zack and the dogs uncover the identitfy of the disguised murderer? Will any more accidents befall the hapless adrenaline junkies of Pomme Valley? Pick up your copy of the next thrilling adventure, featuring everyone's favorite canine crime-fighting duo, Sherlock and Watson!
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Subject content = PG-13
The Pirates of Perz trilogy comes to a triumphant conclusion in the next thrilling adventure set in the magical kingdom of Lentari!
The invading pirates have stolen from dragons, pilfered treasure from subterranean dwarf cities, and proven themselves to be an all-around pains in the backside. The Lentarians, aided by husband and wife team Steve and Sarah, have tried to get the upper hand over their canny adversaries, but have seemingly failed at every turn.
Now, the race is on to uncover a second, all-powerful Alchos Stone, only this one is located in Lentari! Rumored to be hidden in a long, lost Alchos Temple, Steve and Sarah are aided by unlikely allies in a race to claim the second stone before it can fall into the wrong hands. To make matters worse, Flinn still has the first Alchos Stone, and the Lentarians are no closer to figuring out how to relieve the wily pirate captain of his greatest treasure than they were the first time they learned Flinn had it.
Plus, Usol - the all-powerful Earth Guardian - is still holding a grudge. Against Steve. Some days, your luck was just that bad.
Managing to stay several steps ahead of the Lentarians, the pilfering pirates have now gone underground, in search of a powerful hammer belonging to the dwarves. The mighty Narian Power Hammer, belonging to Breslin, son of Maelnar, is on public display in a dwarf city. How do the pirates know where to find it? For that matter, how do they even know it exists? Someone is helping the pirates, and Steve, Sarah, and the rest of the Lentarians rush to find out who - or what - is keeping their adversaries one step ahead of them and prevent the hammer from falling into the wrong hands at all costs.
Don't miss the next exciting adventure happening in the magical kingdom of Lentari! Pick up your copy today!