Legends of Windemere: Family of the Tri-Rune by Charles E Yallowitz


Legends of Windemere: Family of the Tri-Rune is the fourth installment of this fantasy adventure series. Occurring shortly after Legends of Windemere: Allure of the Gypsies, our heroes are ready to return to the road and seek their next adventure.

During her first visit to Hero’s Gate, Nyx was badly injured by the Hellfire Elf and nearly devoured by a goblin swarm.  In her panicked state, this powerful caster unleashed the forbidden Genocide spell to destroy the goblins.  Feeling the death of each monster, it was an act that left her without powers for days and she still has nightmares about the mistake. Now, she is being asked to return and help Hero’s Gate recover from the aftermath.  Thieves have infiltrated the city and the goblins have been leaving bloody messages demanding Nyx be handed over for judgment.  These two issues pale in comparison to the krypters, a new species of undead that have emerged from the nearby swamp.  The situation has become so dire that the temporary mayor, Lord Highrider, has been forced to hire Tzefira and her army of mercenaries.  Their hope is that Nyx is the key to ending all of the conflict.

While Nyx handles the fallout from her greatest mistake, Sari has her own heart-wrenching disaster to deal with.  With the blessing of Kira Grasdon, Sari and Luke have begun a complicated relationship.  Uncomfortable with his fiancĂ©e’s cultural tradition of multiple dating partners, Luke repeatedly spurns Sari’s advances.  Everything spirals into chaos when an old friend returns with a plan to avenge her murdered clan.  It is a difficult challenge that will build into the terrifying, gut-twisting finale.

One of the parts of this book that I really enjoyed writing was one of the new heroes.  Timoran Wrath is a barbarian warrior, who is helping the guards of Hero’s Gate and is assigned as Nyx’s bodyguard.  He is a huge, powerful warrior, which makes him very different from the agile heroes I’ve used in the previous books.  This allowed me to write new types of action scenes because he’s strong and intimidating.  More importantly, I made Timoran an intelligent character instead of the traditional ‘dumb barbarian’.  In Windemere, a barbarian loves to battle, but they have full control of their primal rage.  Timoran demonstrates a noble wisdom and deep loyalty that is typically found in knights and paladins.  I simply loved having this enormous man being the voice of reason off the battlefield and the intimidating force of destruction once weapons are drawn.

There’s a lot of character development and the overall story of the series hits a higher gear within the pages of Legends of Windemere: Family of the Tri-Rune.  I hope everyone enjoys reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Coming Soon- Legends of Windemere: The Compass Key !