M.L. Forman was born and raised in Utah and now resides in the foothills of the western Rockies. He tries to write as much as possible while working full-time as a systems administrator and attending to his many other hobbies, such as fishing, camping, hiking, and almost anything that will allow him to enjoy the magic of nature.
The sign is small, tucked into the corner of Mr. Clutter’s bookshop window: “Adventurers Wanted. Apply Within.”No one but fifteen-year-old Alex Taylor even seems to notice it is there. And for Alex, who has wished for a change in his life, it is an irresistible invitation.
Entering Mr. Clutter’s shop, Alex is swept always on an incredible adventure to a faraway land filled with strong warriors, mysterious elves, and hardworking dwarves.
Alex becomes the eighth man in a band of adventurers seeking the lair of Slathbog the Red─an evil dragon with a legendary treasure. Along the way, Alex and his new friends must battle dangerous trolls and bandits, face undead wraiths, and seek the wisdom of the wise Oracle in her White Tower.
Alex’s adventure takes him to distant lands where he learns about courage, integrity, honor, and, most importantly, friendship.
Slathbog’s Gold is the first book in the excited new epic fantasy series.
The sign is small, tucked into the corner of Mr. Clutter’s bookshop window: “Adventurers Wanted. Apply Within.” When fifteen-year-old Alex Taylor inquires about the sign, he is swept away on an incredible adventure to a faraway land filled with heroic warriors, mysterious elves, and hard-working dwarves.
The land of Alusia is on the brink of war as two men have each claimed the throne. Only the true king can sound the Horn of Moran and prove his nobility. But the Horn has been lost for years. If it is not found—and soon—it could mean the destruction of an entire nation.
Two thousand years ago, the dwarf Albrek went looking for new mines in the land of Thraxon in the hopes of becoming rich—and vanished. Now the dwarves must find Albrek’s magical Ring of Searching before their mines run dry, a possibility which threatens the livelihood of the entire dwarf realm.
A call for help draws wizard Alexander Taylor into an adventure that he knows nothing about. To save a friend, Alex must travel to the land of Nezza, a land where war is part of daily life, where adventurers are imprisoned, and where all magic is believed to be black.
Whalen Vankin is the world’s greatest wizard, and he has only ever personally trained two other wizards. One is Alexander Taylor, a young man who has earned a reputation as a brave adventurer, a warrior, and man of honor. The other is Jabez, Vankin’s nephew—and a man whose choices have led him down a different,..
“The beginning of an epic fantasy series.” — Library Journal
Entertaining ... The series potential is limitless.— Booklist
A fantastic journey . . . The story reminded me of Eragon, yet the reading is easier and quicker. Highly enjoyable, fast-paced, and full of adventure.” — SciFiChick.com