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Hans started writing fantasy when he was 17. That partial manuscript still exists, locked away in a safe place where no one will ever see it. Since then, he has been honing his craft. He grew up in Indiana, Germany, and Virginia and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Indiana University in 2006.
While writing has always been a part of his life, Hans has worn many hats in his life, from burger flipper, to retail drone, to corneal excision technician, and production coordinator for a small trade organization.
He currently fits in writing in between working his day job and playing role-playing games, watching films, reading, being a foodie and finding the perfect balance between fueling himself with caffeine and sugar and not gaining weight while doing it.
on Nov. 16, 2012 :
Wings of Twilight by Hans Cummings is a fantasy that is part questing adventure and part kingdom with a twist. The author keeps us entrenched with a good storyline, well develop characters with the same flaws and concerns that everyone can identify with in ourselves or people we know.
The kingdom in this book is the Twilight Dungeon is a realm consisting of some of the monsters we fear from mythology only to show them in a new light with many of the same problems and concerns as everyone else. The twilight Overlord, a demonic figure with a skull for a head, has many of the same concerns of any ruler. Sarvesh, ; Ick, Soterios, Bargle; Kale; Delilah and Kazi & Meriz make up the twilight defenders, a group sworn to defend the dungeon with also facing the everyday concerns of the average person.
The main premise of the story follows a questing party consisting of Storm Lightbinger, the brave knight; his squire Runt; Yuri Siota, a thief; Tasha, a sorceress and Lorelei, an Elvin mystic as they journey to vanquish the evil creatures inside the Twilight dungeon. Along their journey the questing party run into some situations that cause some of them to question the virtue of their leader.
One thing the author does really well is bring the places and people of the story to with his vivid descriptions and believable dialog. A great example of this is when the group stop at the town of Celtangate for the winter with his description of the inns, tavern and surrounding village along with the interactions between the questing group and the locals.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys fantasy books especially those involving mythical creatures, magic and questing. If those are qualities that you enjoy you will spend hours wanting to absorb every detail.
I give it five stars
(reviewed the day of purchase)