Nov. 26, 2012
-- The Gems of EL is a high energy series based in the fantasy world of EL as created by the author, Bill Mays. In this lengthy series you will accompany Tark the Trident a gladiator slave turned unlikely hero as he unwittingly falls deeper and deeper into a continent-spanning war that is destined to change the face of the world. Along with a healthy and colorful cast of characters, both friend and foe, Tark uncovers secrets from another time and learns that his destiny is entwined with the legendary stones of power. His cohorts include the pristine and secretive noble lady Dalia, her young attendant Teevo, his often annoying yet magically gifted friend Ado the gremlin, the dashing woodsman Flade, and the seductive priestess of love Arianna. On the darker side of the coin are Rugen the dark knight general of Drackmoore's armies and Arrivand the evil wizard's foreign apprentice. Tark must also challenge the very man that has kept him as a slave for most of his life, Meiron the Dark Lord and famed wizard of Drackmoore. Throughout the entire journey of discovery and blossoming romance, the ancient races that formed EL are watching and waiting for a chance to act. What these Originators intend to do about the course that unfolds before them is anyone's guess.
This trilogy is a must read for any hard-core fantasy enthusiast or anyone that enjoys a good dose of adventure in a fantasy setting.