Shadow of the Past

Guardians of Reyth Prequel 2

2nd prequel

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About the Book

Tam, a young boy in a land of Sorcerers, learns that his best friend caused the accident which killed Tam’s mother eight years previously. What happens that day helps to define the man that he will become.

The character Tam is one of the main characters in the Guardians of Reyth. This is the second prequel intended to introduce the world of Reyth and the people who live in it. It’s a short novella of c12,000 words

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Series: Guardians of Reyth, Book 0.2
Genres: Epic Fantasy, Fantasy
Tag: Short Story
ISBN: 9781520232515
List Price: 3.83
eBook Price: 0.99
About the Author
Joan Lightning

I'm a British fifty-something Christian, archaeologist, martial arts practitioner (Kung fu and Taiji), long-distance runner (2 marathons and 6 half-marathons so far. 2 more halfs planned for 2018), and amateur photographer. I also knit, crochet, naalbind, and spin.

I was introduced to science fiction and fantasy at a very young age by my best friend's dad, who had boxes and boxes of science fiction books dating to the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
In those boxes I met Isaac Asimov, Frank Herbert, Anne McCaffrey, Zenna Henderson, and many more, and I learned to love the smell of a printed volume.

I started telling short stories to my nephews when they were children and one day joined an online writing group where I accepted a challenge to write a short story about a young sorceress from a land of sorcerers. The Guardians of Reyth serial grew out of that story. Four and a half years later I finished the first draft which is c1,225,000 words long.
Since then I've been editing it, chopping it into smaller pieces, and writing a few new stories in the same world.
Watch this space because there is still a lot of the story to come.


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