Child of the Flame is the story of Pip, a fosterling in Lands End, capitol of the Kingdom of Pandara. Neither he r his foster parents kw his origins. When he is taken hostage by Barbarians trying to force Queen Daphne of Pandara to marry their king, he is rescued by Vera and Tamara from the Land of Fire. While in their company, Pip learns the truth of his birth, and that he has powers that ordinary mortals do t possess. Returning to Pandara, he finds that Daphne has been kidnapped by Tenkuk the Barbarian. With the help of Vera and her friends, Pip mounts a rescue, and is made commander of the new Pandaran army. His life is forever changed as he faces his new responsibilities; one day a commoner, and the next, a member of royalty in two kingdoms.
Charles Ray has been writing since his early teens. He has written two books on leadership and is author of the Al Pennyback mystery series. A native of Texas, he currently calls Maryland home, but has been living in Zimbabwe since 2009.