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The Vacant Forge (Heroes of Gracia 1)

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In the port city of Ansti, Antilos is a blacksmith’s apprentice who has more skill swinging a sword than he has crafting with a hammer. When he finds his master murdered after an evening of drink down at the docks, his world is thrown into chaos as he must try to bring his former master’s killer to justice and find a new path in life.

Meanwhile, Antilos’ friend Nalgaar, Half-Elven, an outsider in the city of Ansti, suddenly finds himself a fugitive after he is spotted breaking into the Duke of Veneranda’s keep and stealing a powerful magic item. Wishing to do nothing other than hide, he reluctantly succumbs to his more noble instincts and decides to help Antilos.

Together with their friend Tanryn, a flame-haired priestess of Aheryll, their hunt for the killer forces them to face the nefarious specter of the undead and follow the trail all the way to the heights of power. 

The Vacant Forge is the first novella in The Heroes of Gracia, an episodic series set in The Endlands, a fantasy shared world created by Scott Fitzgerald Gray.

About the Author: Darrin Drader has been writing professionally for over a decade, first for tabletop roleplaying games, such as Dungeons and Dragons, and later for tripe-A rated video games. A science fiction and fantasy enthusiast for his entire life, he has finally decided to produce fiction and release it directly to his readers.

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July 7th, 2012
I enjoyed reading Vacant Forge. It had everything I look for in a story. Interesting and compelling characters, mystery, adventure, and the undead. I would highly recomnd this book for anyone that enjoys fantasy. It is a quick and fun read leaving the [...]
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