Interview with Marc Van Pelt

What's the story behind your latest book?
On the outside the story is about a man who with the help of a magic item learns the identity of world's next great tyrant. However how he responds to this discovery is complicated by the fact the future tyrant is currently an 8-year-old orphan.

The heart of the story is the relationship between the man and the boy and the concepts of choice, love, and family.
What are you working on next?
Right now I'm working on the second book in the Fate's Foe series. Looking forward to developing Jas' character and a few others.
Who are your favorite authors?
First and foremost is Orson Scott Card. I also enjoy Brandon Mull and C.S. Lewis.
When did you first start writing?
Up till 7th Grade I hated writing with a passion. That year we had do a writers workshop everyday where we wrote for 20 minutes. After writing a paper about how much I hated writing I needed a new thing to write. I remembered in 5th grade during journal time resorting to writing some of the stories that always were going through my head and decided to try that again.

I wrote the longest story I ever wrote up until that time and failed the writing part of the class because I only had one completed paper that quarter, the second being too long to complete in time.

I broke my story down into parts and got an A in writing the following three quarters and decided I wanted to be a writer.
Published 2018-02-28.
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Books by This Author

The Necromancer: The Fall of Debigroc
Series: The Lich Lord Wars · World of Mundial. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,570. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Coming of age
Book 3 Episode 1 of the Lich Lord Wars series. The refugees from the Aguerius Province have found temporary safety behind the walls of the city of Debigroc; but with evidence of a possible traitor in the group their sanctuary may not be safe for long.
Stories from the World of Mundial
Series: World of Mundial. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,420. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Four short stories that take place in the World of Mundial. Stories include dragons, elves, magic, ship battles, and a little time distortion. Also meet again some of my beloved characters from both of my book series.
The Merchant Ship Cree
Series: World of Mundial. Price: Free! Words: 6,660. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
While transporting an important passenger the Merchant Ship Cree falls under attack and it is up to the first mate, Candiee, and the ship's passenger to defend the ship.
Escape through the Sacred Forest
Series: The Lich Lord Wars · World of Mundial. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,830. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Coming of age
After a daring escape and rescue, Almas finds himself with his family and friends fleeing the invading armies of the Lich Lords with a large group of refugees.
Frost Wyrm
Series: World of Mundial. Price: Free! Words: 9,150. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Nethe is investigating strange sounds up in the mountains. What he finds is an ancient and powerful creature that even he might not be able to handle or escape.
Mathen's Flight
Series: World of Mundial · Fate's Foe, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,240. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Mathen is a successful businessman thanks in no small part to a magical crest he wears around his neck that gives him glimpses into the future. His life is turned upside down when one of these glimpses shows him someone destined to become the worst and most evil tyrant the world will ever know, and shows him this person in the form of a small 8-year-old boy who just attempted to pick his pocket.
Welcome to Devil's Peak, Abandon Hope all ye who Enter
Series: The Incoherent Ramblings of a Devil's Peak's Student, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A comical look at first days of school from the prospective of a Devil's Peak Student.
Series: The Lich Lord Wars · World of Mundial. Price: Free! Words: 37,480. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
For four years Aguarius Forest has been Almas' childhood sanctuary where he and his best friend, Ulec, an elven child, have played with little knowledge of the wars that have plagued the world. But now, evil forces have set their eyes on their forest and threaten all that they hold dear.
Forest Spirit
Series: World of Mundial. Price: Free! Words: 9,110. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A short story about a young boy named Almas who finds himself lost in the forest owned by his family. A forest surrounded by rumors and legends about a forest spirit. As Almas searches for his way home he will discover just how much truth there is to these legends.