Den and his friend Belt live in Abrum tower where they are young magicians in training under a Master Brindle. When a shade, a ghostly specter, wanders too near to their home, they go with their master into the forest to find out why the woods are changing the way they are. They meet a mysterious knight, a young girl with a unicorn, and a few shades and wolves along the way. They all become involved in helping the world get back to rmal even to the extent of fighting in battle and facing down dragons. Den learns throughout his epic quest what it means to have courage and face up to his fears, hopefully living to tell the tale!
Kale M. Van Shaar was born in Utah where he lived half his life until he moved to Arizona where he is currently living the other half. Among his favorite things to do are birding, hiking, writing, and reading. He has always loved fantasy and hopes only to add something beautiful to the fantasy world. Kale's greatest achievement is drinking an entire glass of water with only a fork.