Blades in the Dark is the first book in the Guardian Blades series of The Long Lost Tales of the Dragonlands franchise by Patrick Hall. It is what Hall calls a short vel in three parts, with The Guardians of Siva, Tah Ansenta Mas'plu, and Into the Fire (also available as individual e-books). It is a prologue to The Winds of Change, the first vel in the Dragon Hunter series. Included in this pocket is a preview of said vel. Dark times are nearing. The Maenic forces of Oblivion will once again try to conquer the mortal world of Siva. Four knights of the Guardian Blades of Siva have trailed a malicious sorcerer and summoner of Maenics to an ancient and forgotten fort-one holding a dark secret. As they delve deeper into the fort in search of the man, they uncover a plot that is so insidious and horrendous they are shaken to their very cores. Stay strong! Darkness is settling upon the Dragonlands, and the light up ahead is far away... Visit www.authorpatrickhall.com or www.facebook.com/patrickhallofficial for more information. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to contact the author.
Even as a little boy, Swedish author Patrick Hall had an interest in writing. It's been a lifelong passion of his to write, but to do so professionally didn't enter his mind until January 2012, when he started writing his debut novel, The Winds of Change. That book is the pinnacle of his short life, and a realization of his dreams. Now that he is grown up, writing seems like the only logical thing for him; it's the one thing he can see himself doing for the rest of his life. And he's just gotten started. The Winds of Change is his first novel, but it shall not be his last.