Greyl Arowen is an Acolyte and 'the Sage of Idarill'; that is, if you consider the last half of his eighty years. Then a message arrives at his door, an invitation of sorts that reopens the mystery of his earlier life. Once a fighter, champion, and husband to Aliane, since lost to the enemy, Greyl discovers the past hid a secret beyond his reckoning. Enslaved by a merciless foe, Aliane bore him a son. Forty years later, Fauglir, wielder of dark magic and minion of Illutar, enemy of all things fair, claims to be that son. He offers the Acolyte an invitation - and challenge. Greyl ventures to a tournament and enlists a group of young friends to escort him on a journey that leads to the heart of the enemy with hopes of facing his son and undoing the evil that binds him.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pa, I have been a fan of fantasy since first watching 'the Hobbit' cartoon on TV as a child. I love world creating and filling it with endearing characters. Map-making is a secondary talent I stumbled into years ago, and it's an overlooked art that deserves its due. Writing is less of a talent and more of a discipline...and it takes determination and devotion to do it right. So for all you Tolkien fans and lovers of fantasy, if you loved Lord of the Rings, you'll like Passage of the Acolyte. (hey, I'm honest)