G. S. Baker lives in the southwest with his lovely wife and four children. An avid reader and writer, this series is his first venture into the young adult arena. Inspiration for the Isle of the Phoenix novels came from an honest dismay at the lack of clean, wholesome, adventure stories for his children.
Figuring he would just write them himself, he developed the concepts of the Island with the purpose of being able to produce dozens of adventure stories for his children to aid them in the transition into adulthood.
He believes that being a husband and a dad is his greatest calling, and writing has become an outlet to share his understanding of life with those closest to him—while having quite a bit of fun doing it.
In the Dragon’s Shadow is the continuation of the adventures of Minnie, Roy, and Bain. After surviving Roy’s Quest a year ago and returning to Khol with Gifts bestowed to them by the Phoenix and, in Roy’s case, the Dragon, the three adventurous friends are faced with a new conflict that threatens the safety of their city-state and their king.
The Phoenix Quest follows the adventures of Roy as he explores a fascinating world that renews itself every year when the Phoenix is reborn, and changes into something completely different. He goes on a quest to ask the Phoenix to grant him a gift of power and a new name, and is plunged into the mystical and ever changing Isle of the Phoenix.