Twin Hills is a dying forest in an abandoned Texas oil field, now skirted by a residential neighborhood. Its protector is an ancient oak tree called Darwony, who has turned the forest’s pain into a dark magic that it hopes can keep the remaining trees safe from further harm. The spell was working, too—until a young boy from the nearby neighborhood, Jeremy Trahan, is drawn to the woods in search of the magic he senses instinctively. By finding the magic, Jeremy hopes it will help him escape the boredom and bullies that plague his life—just like in all the books he’s read. But as he gets closer to discovering the gateway to the other world that the spell hides, land developers descend on the fragile forest with bulldozers and chainsaws. Will Jeremy seize the chance to leave his mundane world behind, or will he stand and fight for his haven?
Publication for both the print and eBook formats of “Last Stand of Darwony” is scheduled for January 2013. Interested readers can preview the first four chapters for free by visiting the Barking Rain Press website at www.barkingrainpress.org.
About Clint Talbert
Clint Talbert started writing at a very young age, after reading all the King Arthur stories he could find in his backwoods Texas library. He figured the world needed more Camelot, but fortunately, his next door neighbor loaned him Tolkien, which really got him going. Talbert has now completed four novels and several short stories. "Last Stand of Darwony" will be his first published novel. Clint lives on the ocean in California with a very cute Boxer puppy. You can follow his progress at his website (www.clinttalbert.com)
About Barking Rain Press
Barking Rain Press is an imprint of the BRP Publishing Group (BRP), which is a non-profit publisher located in the greater Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area—a thriving hub for independent publishers, writers, and literary venues. BRP currently operates three imprints, including Barking Rain Press, Virtual Tales, and Nitis Books. Find out more about the BRP Publishing Group at their website, barkingrainpress.org.