A hero intent on stopping it before the creature kills again.
A powerful magician, left for dead in the ruins of his father's castle, alive and thirsting for vengeance.
Garrius Arilius rides to Quisin. There he risks his life and soul to consult a seer known only as the Old Witch. What is the nature of the mysterious creature? Where did it come from? How can Garrius kill it?
The seer's answers to his questions are not what he expects. They set him on a course that will lead Garrius back to his childhood home, back to the kingdom he thought he'd left behind, back to a past he'd rather forget—and toward a future that has never seemed more uncertain or more perilous.
Karl El-Koura was born in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 1979 and currently lives in Canada's capital city with his beautiful editor-wife. More than sixty of his short stories and articles have been published in magazines since 1998, and in 2012 he independently published his debut novel Father John VS the Zombies. He holds a second-degree black belt in Okinawan Goju Ryu karate, is an avid commuter-cyclist, and works for the Canadian Federal Public Service.
Karl maintains an online home at www.ootersplace.com, where you can discover more work by him and keep up-to-date with his latest news. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My great-grandad's name is Sam Twyson and he is one hundred and seventy years old. I don't have a great-grandma because my great-grandad never married and wasn't able to have his own children. My great-grandad adopted my grandad in 2115, to celebrate his one-hundredth birthday.
I chose to write my report on him because my great-grandad is interesting and because my dad says I do not spend enough time with him.