“Graywullf” actually started as an assignment in a creative writing class in approximately the year 1996. Of course, the characters, storyline, setting…indeed the entire book evolved over the last two decades into the finished product. What began as a simple story of good versus evil became much more involved with characters who embody both good and evil. “Graywullf” also became the platform to introduce the Dragonspawn character, who will be a prevalent player in the remainder of the trilogy. Many of the characters in “Graywullf” are based on a mixture of people I have known blended with elements from fantasy and westerns. Not all of those characters are fortunate enough to continue their journey in the following books.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Genre: Western / Fantasy
Author: Thomas Rottinghaus
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About the Book:
The Dark Wizard Lynch had lived several ages of men being loyal only to himself. But when he was accidentally rescued from certain death by the Warrior Lorn Graywullf, he found himself in the unfamiliar position of being indebted to another. To repay that debt, Lynch offers to help the Warriors reverse a spell that would wreak havoc on their World. Of course, he neglected to mention that action would serve his own interests as well. In the process, Lynch discovers much to his chagrin that he does still have a soul and a conscience.
He also discovers that the Warriors are fighting a battle they can’t win against a common enemy, a Wizard named Timon Backhelm. Only Lynch knows his complicated history with Timon, and the real reason he has sworn to kill him or be killed trying. But when Lynch realizes the extent of Timon’s power, he knows the only way to win is to initiate the creation of the Dragonspawn, a magical, physical blend of the strengths of a Dragon and an ultimate Warrior. The question is, will the Dragonspawn be loyal to those who created him, or will he simply destroy them all?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Thomas Rottinghaus has been an avid reader of fantasy and science fiction, as well as a student of the written Word, since becoming enamored with J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” as a freshman in high school. Drawing from influences as varied as Tolkien, Stephen King, and Isaac Asimov, he wrote his first foray into the publishing world, “Graywullf: Book One of the Dragonspawn Trilogy” Thomas studied literature and journalism at Colorado Mesa University before pursuing other interests. He resides in beautiful Western Colorado with his wife, Lisa, a herd of barn cats and their friend Scout, a shepherd and Labrador mix.