Christian W. Freed was born in Buffalo, N.Y. He recently retired from a twenty year career in the U.S. Army. He currently has two traditional fantasy novels in print: Hammers in the Wind: Book I of the Northern Crusade and Armies of the Silver Mage. Much of the experiences and battle sequences in his novels come from his three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and a keenly developed understanding of military tactics. He graduated from Campbell University with a degree in history and is pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in Military History from Norwich University. He currently lives outside of Raleigh, N.C. and devotes his time to writing and to his family and their two Bernese Mountain Dogs. You can find out more about his work by following him @ https://www.facebook.com/ChristianFreed.