Never too old for a good quest. Although Mr. Conrad probably aims his books toward a young demographic, and I was thinking I’d recommend them to my grandsons, I too found them engaging. They are an easy read, but I love the clean and moral tenor of the story. The plot was interesting and the struggle’s resolution had some unexpected turns. I also enjoyed the characters and their interaction. Think the series would be a great gift for a young man between ten and fifteen. -Amazon Reviewer
The Price of Creation
(The Historian Tales Book 1)
The Historian chances upon Surac, a land where people’s destinies are defined by powerful pendants they have from birth, called Stones. Those whose Stones give them useful skills call themselves Creators, and isolate themselves from all others with a wall that splits the entire continent. When Aric, a Creator blacksmith, has a son born with a Stone that marks him for violence and destruction, they find themselves in danger from those they called their friends.
When the boy, Sadavir, is ultimately banished, he discovers secrets far darker than the villagers’ petty prejudices. On the far side of the wall, he learns the origin of the Stones’ magic and a war that dates back centuries. As he uncovers the true power locked in the Stones, he must find a way to unite ancient enemies in order to save his family. To stop a genocide, Sadavir must face his own destiny of violence.
About the Author
Lance Conrad lives in Utah, surrounded by loving family who are endlessly patient with his many eccentricities. His passion for writing comes from the belief that there are great lessons to be learned as we struggle with our favorite characters in fiction. He spends his time reading, writing, building lasers, and searching out new additions to his impressive collection of gourmet vinegars.