Now with the first leg of his quest over, the second book, Demon Raider the Death Stalker, starts out with Dark finally finding himself in the Dwarven City of Duergar, an instrument of revenge, seeking redress for wrongs done to him and his family as he begins to set his plan for vengeance in motion. Aided by the powerful artifact, the Eye of Dagda, he enters the city under the guise of Giacomo, the Jester and sets out to destroy the Halflings’ Guild and its leader Sneak Longfoot, the Grand Master of the Guild. Dark, using all his skill as an assassin and his powerful arsenal of magical items, causes murder and mayhem throughout the fortified City of the Dwarves. One by one the leaders of the Guilds and their followers will pay for the injustice carried out to his parents. Then and only then will Dark have peace in the knowledge that his parents have been avenged and all those responsible have paid with their very lives. Darkness will fall upon the Kingdom of Duergar and one lone assassin will rise up against the sinister forces who have gone, as of yet, unpunished. On his quest for vengeance, Dark must face his first of many terrifying tasks that pose as much risk to himself as it does to his target. Any doubts he may have he will bury with the dead as he puts into play a plan that will have him hunt down his numerous adversaries and in the end, his shadowy blade will drip with the blood of his enemies. Only there is one slight problem with his perfectly laid plan. For starters, the Döckálfar, a dark-skinned sub-race of the Elves have entered into his one-man war and bringing with them their hated and sworn enemy the Elven Witch Slayer’s of Eldred to resume their age-old conflict. With the aid of the Dark Elves and the Lycans, Kalifen begins conspiring to establish a New World Order under the control of the Illuminati and the one true God, the Shadow Lord. Having obtained the first two evil relics of the Lich King, Shaddai Var, the Fleshweaver, will arise, and through his knowledge and use of the dark arts of a Necromancer, to summon the spirits of lost souls and amass an army of undead, the likes of which the mortal world has never seen before. This book is action packed with ancient secret rituals, black magic and secret societies where prophecy and divination collide…inside are pages filled with werewolves, vampires, and a seventy-foot zombie, Oh My…OH MY!
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About the Author
My name is David Andrew Crawford and I was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada but moved to Ontario when I was a child. I studied psychology at Carleton University and then went in pursuit of a degree in Computer Science at Algonquin College until finally settling on web designing and development as a career choice.
Shortly thereafter, my father passed away and I delved back into one of my passions, reading fantasy novels, to help take my mind off the loss of my father. Several years passed and in a passing conversation with my mother, I was urged to write a story about the character I had made as a child playing Dungeons and Dragons. My novel is the story of Dark Solus, the character I invented for the game. On January 27, 2011, my novel, Dark Solus An Assassin’s Tale, the first novel in the Dark Saga Series, was published. My first novel won 2 awards both in the Fantasy genre and both in contests held in the United States. In February 2012 I won the 2nd place in the Written Art Awards and in August 2012 I won Bronze in the Reader’s Favorite. I also was notified on April 15, 2013, that I was the 1st finalist in the Beverly Hills Book Awards in the Fantasy genre so that is another Award for my book and to me it is validation.
I write full time and have just published my second novel in the Dark Saga series, Demon Raider The Death Stalker. I still live in Canada in the small hamlet of Hinesville with my two dogs Ares the friendly giant and Ariel, the little princess, both five-year-old Rottweilers.
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