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Author Spotlight with Frank Herda, author of The Cup of Death by ~ Me ~
March 21, 2009, 6:12 am
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The Cup of Death

The Cup of Death

Mortals, elves, magicians, and dragons represent both the world’s future and its evil past. Who of them, in this battle of life and death, will ultimately triumph?

Book One of the Chronicles of the Dragons of the Magi begins millennia after the Great War, after those who had been placed in stasis are awakened.

Through the labor of the First Seer and the Five Great Elemental Dragons, a simpler way of life has been created. The technology that led to worldwide destruction has been replaced by magic, while the old knowledge remains within the lost Shelter Cities.

Into this world of the ten island continents, a division between those who follow the path of life and those who follow death reemerges. Into this troubling time is born a young Magi, blessed with powers beyond his eighteen years. As an apprentice necromancer, he submits to training and tests, and quickly advances through the Guild’s many degrees. But even as his powers grow, who knows if the young man’s magic will prove great enough to defeat
the Evil Alliance.

Target Audience:  Ages 9-12, but older readers will enjoy this Harry
Potter/Eragon  type book.

Buy it in Paperback here or here.

Buy it in Hardback here or here.

About the Author:

Author Frank A. Herda, an avid reader of Science Fiction/Fantasy, became enthralled by the genre at a very early age. He retired from the Department of Defense after thirty-three years of service as an employee of the Federal Government. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Viet Nam as a combat infantryman. His medals for valor include the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart. Herda is currently working on Book Two of the Chronicles of the Dragons of the Magi. In addition to writing, his current passions include playing massively multiplayer online games (MMOG), including the World of Warcraft, and EverQuest.

Visit Frank’s website here.



Post by Dara England.


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Thank you Dara!

Please note that there is also a prequel short story for this series available to read on-line FREE.

See for links.


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