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Will Hahn has been in love with heroic tales since age four, when his father read him the Lays of Ancient Rome and the Tales of King Arthur. He taught Ancient-Medieval History for years, but the line between this world and others has always been thin; the far reaches of fantasy, like the distant past, still bring him face to face with people like us, who have choices to make.
Will didn't always make the right choices when he was young. Any stick or vaguely-sticklike object became a sword in his hands, to the great dismay of his five sisters. Everyone survived, in part by virtue of a rule forbidding him from handling umbrellas, ski poles, curtain rods and more.
Will has written about the Lands of Hope since his college days (which by now are also part of ancient history). His first tales include "Three Minutes to Midnight" a slightly-dark sword and sorcery novelette, as well as “The Ring and the Flag” and "Fencing Reputation", the first stories in the ongoing Shards of Light series. The first novel-length tale of Hope, "The Plane of Dreams" was published in September 2012.
You can find much more about the Lands of Hope at the links below, including a Compendium of information about the Lands and a Facebook page on the History of the Lands.
Check out other online authors at Independent Bookworm, where you can also find The Maps of Hope, a free resource for readers about the Lands.
on July 22, 2012 :
I loved this story. It's so funny to see the great stealthic hesitate at situations we maneuver daily without even being aware of. And the dangerous quest he's on doesn't make things easier for him. I love the way the story mixed humorous scenes with grim ones. This story left me wanting more.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Oct. 29, 2011 :
An epic fantasy tale with the best qualities of an Errol Flynn swashbuckler. If you enjoy detail-rich settings and mysterious characters, this medieval tale will intrigue you. The anonymous main character's many faces are fascinating, but none more so than his Feldspar personae…a stealthic of legendary proportions.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
Accused of Lurking
on Sep. 08, 2011 :
Great story! It has everything I look for in a fantasy adventure--an interesting and believable world, an involving central character, creatures, treasures, disguises, magic, daring escapes, emotional depth, a rich back story, and independent action that ties into the broader societal issues. There's also just enough history, geography, and religion to keep things honest, plus Hope, Despair, and the faint stirrings of home in an adventurer's heart. Truly top-notch entertainment.
Will Hahn has taken the classic thief and added a new twist. There is wonderful detail that creates a reality base to this story which allows the fantasy elements to truly come alive. From tavern craft to backroom political deal making, the secret life of bards to the prices of stone, surprises and humor abound. Don't miss entering this rich and vibrant world.
(reviewed long after purchase)