The Farmer and the Fald

Join me on my latest adventure, as two years of work and and eighteen years of worldbuilding culminate in my first completed novella. Complimented with a detailed map, calendar and illustrations all beautifully hand drawn by the talented Hilary James. 

Farmer Bundon never dreamed of fancy. But when, by chance; in the hedgerows, he discovers a fald’s egg (a dragon’s smaller, uglier cousin) fancy seems to find him regardless. He and his headstrong daughter Tyr’Dalka are brought unwillingly into a conflict, where his humble wisdom, her boundless honesty and a cowardly fald must do battle against the more contemptible shadows of human kind; the dark fires of avarice, pride and wrath.

“But there’s no forcing the hearts of the unwilling, lest you lend your hands to conquest. And we’re no conquerors, Tyr. Just a farmer, and his daughter.”

Through talks of destiny and deals with dragons; through the oaths of knights and the riddles of elves, the reluctant and weary family weave their thread, and lay their hands to drawing out the foul poisons of the world, when and wherever they might find them. And together they discover that adventures– true adventures, rarely resemble the stories.

"It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till."

j.r.r. tolkien

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