After years of being a legendary woodcutter in the Northern Kingdom, Ivan Harden now finds himself barely able to support his family. With the Morgan's Coal Company moving in and its manager, Claude Boyle, undermining his every move, Ivan's livelihood is threatened. These pressures are magnified when his children begin to experience unnatural changes. As his wife Grace and daughter Shyla perform a routine healing, Shyla discovers a foul darkness that awakens an ancient magic within her that, if not contained, could eventually destroy the young girl. Ivan's fourteen year old son Cade, who already possesses unusual strength, begins to show an uncanny ability with a bow. As Ivan watches his family struggle, he readies himself for the upcoming Woodcutting Competition and his chance to win the gold that will help carry them through the long winter.
About the Author
Lorn Wolf was born in 1963, in Northern British Columbia, Canada, where he spent his childhood adventuring around his parents’ thousand-acre horse ranch. His imagination was first sparked by the bedtime stories his mother would tell him, and then, at age ten, his schoolteacher read to the class, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. This truly solidified his absolute infatuation with the fantasy adventure genre. Lorn’s other interest was music, and that is where his writing skill began. At the age of eight, he wrote his first song, and along with learning to play various instruments and becoming a recording artist, he continued to pen many songs for himself and other performers. After spending eight years in Nashville Tennessee, honing his writing craft, he found himself feeling confined in that style and decided to combine his dedication to the written word with his love of fantasy, and become an author of fiction.
The Balance Series - Book I - The Woodcutter
By Lorn Wolf