Allen M Werner is the author of the Historical Fantasy series 'The Crystal Crux'.
Books included in the series thus far are Betrayal and Blue Grotto.
There is a young adult version of Betrayal and Blue Grotto called 'The First Three Days'.
There are two FREE supplemental short stories to The Crystal Crux series called Raid on Chamonix and Knight Dream.
Allen M Werner is a fan of Jack Whyte, Joe Abercrombie, George R.R. Martin, J.R.R. Tolkien, Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman, Lloyd C. Douglass, C.S. Lewis, Michael Crichton and Herbie Brennan. He is a Futbol (soccer) fanatic, loves rock and symphonic metal music, and is married with many children and grandchildren.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I've always lived in Southeastern Wisconsin in or around Milwaukee. My writing has been influenced more by what I've read and experienced in life than the locations where I have lived. Perhaps one day, I'll have to incorporate the essence of this area into one of my stories. I do have a short story I haven't published yet where the locale is a county park. I'll have to blow the dust off that one day and see what I can do with it.
When did you first start writing?
The series I'm working on now, The Crystal Crux, was my first attempt at really writing. The original story, started over 20 years ago, was about 70 pages long and horribly written. I still have it. The first book of the series now is over 300 pages long, so either I've become rather long winded or I've improved upon the story and become a much better writer. I prefer to hope for the latter.
Claire was exiled from Chamonix sixteen years ago. Now she is back with her husband,, the giant, Sinibaldus, to wreck havoc and revenge on the poor little French village. They have no idea the fury about to be unleashed as the cave-dwellers of Mount Dolent descend upon them.
(Reformatted for easier reading) The second book in The Crystal Crux series - a ten day Dark Fantasy adventure through Europe in 1198. Survival is the name of the game as Pero and Francis go their separate ways, seeking answers to the horrors they have experienced.
(Reformatted for easier reading) First book in the series - The Crystal Crux - Betrayal. A dark historical fantasy novel for those who love epic tales where love and tragedy go hand in hand. Pero de Alava, accepting a suicidal quest on Eagles Pass, thinks his voluntary scapegoating will save his people from the evil Fabbro Family. He is wrong.