The Guardian

Warrior guardian Daen Mallaur is from Luxatra, a land where people are gifted with special abilities, swords are used to administer justice, and rulers must never show weakness. Sent to the world of shadows, his mission is to help a woman whose identity he does not know. And so his journey begins: a strange world, almost no memory of his mission, and … no way home?
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Words: 105,160
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301900152
About C. L. McCourt

I am Cindy McCourt. I fell in love with reading about 12 years ago, and after writing Drupal: The Guide to Planning and Building Websites, I realized that I might want to try writing fiction as well.

A colleague suggested that I signup for National November Writer Month (nanowrimo.org) and write 50,000 words in November of 2011. That many words can feel a little overwhelming if you haven't done it before, so I did a quick word count on the largest chapter in my Drupal book and found that one chapter was over 50,000 words. It was then I realized I had nothing to fear ... Ha! By the end of the month, I had written a light romance. I used that experience to explore different story telling strategies, and to work on changing from a technical writer to a story teller. A fellow meetup writer volunteered to give me some feedback on the romance and it was positive. That's when I sat down and started writing the real story I wanted to tell. The process of planning and writing this fantasy epic has been a challenge and a joy.

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