David A. Gustafson


David Gustafson graduated from Purdue University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Shortly after he began work on "The Shrine of Arthis," but life got in the way. After being married for nearly thirty years and raising three kids, he began re-writing the novel and introducing his life experience along with an ever growing love of nature.

When not writing, David is the Energy Resource Manager for the Board of Public Utilities in his home town. His hobbies include hiking, day dreaming and long walks through the woods.

David's works have been inspired by authors like Frank Herbert, Ursula Le Guin, Steven Donaldson, Robert Silverberg, and, of course, J. R. R. Tolkein.

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The Shrine of Arthis Book Two: The Power from Forgiveness
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,540. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Fearful that Jerrid's actions have endangered their safe havens, the arrogant Foedan stubbornly cling to lifestyles that divide the balance of earth power their race depends upon. “The Power From Forgiveness” careens forward and tensions grow of the next Sortiri attack. Don’t miss the exciting conclusion of the story begun in “The Power of Denial.”
The Shrine of Arthis Book One: The Power of Denial
Price: Free! Words: 74,070. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
After five years of channeling the natural power of the earth, the Hidden City is finally ready. Unfortunately, the soul-stealing Sortiri have used the time to grow as well. Jerrid, a young stone Shaper, seeks to end the Sortiri threat. He must learn the secrets of the earthpowers, but with each passing full moon the risk of invasion grows, and the next may bring ruin to all he loves.

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