Dàr was born to a long line of loyal protectors. He completed his training at a young age and was posted in the Yurita Highlands, a region known for its rugged terrain and frequent earthquakes. His career was very promising, until he stumbled on a strange object in the center of a meadow.
The moment he saw the object, Dàr knew he should report his discovery to the scholars, so they can investigate, so they can make it disappear. But he did not. His decision changed many lives, including his own.
Years later, as Dàr contemplates the whole of his life, he remembers the strange discovery and the choice he made as a young protector. Long buried memories resurface. Now consumed by regret, Dàr wonders if it is too late to make amends.
"More than an adventure story, an existential philosophy... This book is well worth reading at any one of the multiple levels that are presented by the author. It will disturb you and it will make you think."
Roger Moore, Poet
"The Burden of the Protector feels like a tasting plate for a MUCH bigger and extensive feast... If you’re a lover of new fantasy fiction, this is the novella for you!"
Glen Christie, Author
"It’s a captivating story of a life’s journey that transfers the characters emotion right to the reader."
Rosario Martinez-Rosales, Freelance Writer
Writing Start Date: December 10, 2012
Publication Date: May 28, 2016
# Words: ~27000
Alpha Reading: Gaetan Clement
Cover: Tom Edwards (tomedwardsdesign.com)
Inside Art: Illustrations and map: S.C.Eston
Formatting: e-book: WriteIntoPrint (writeintoprint.com), print: S.C.Eston
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Lake is a side short story to my epic fantasy series The Lost Tyronian Archives.
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