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The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy - Classic Epic Fantasy
A Swords & Sorcery Coming-of-Age Tale in a Traditional Fantasy Setting
Hounded by watchmen, trolls, goblins, and a relentless bounty hunter, thirteen-year-old Jetsam dreams of the day he’ll no longer have to run for his life. In the mountain city of Dwim-Halloe, Eidryn and Elvar were born twins to teachers at the city’s revered School of Sorcery. When the new king outlawed magic, the boys’ parents were murdered. Their deaths forfeited the siblings' magical birthright and made them homeless fugitives.
Rescued by an orphan gang, the water-logged twins were nicknamed Flotsam and Jetsam. Their latest scavenging foray sent them fleeing into an unfamiliar cavern. Now the brothers are lost deep underground where they encounter a strange beast that will change their lives forever and begin a harrowing journey for their ultimate survival.
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Jetsam fled Dwim-Halloe as a runaway orphan, escaping both a zealous bounty hunter and a dragon-obsessed fallen knight. Now, the teenager finds himself a fledgling apprentice to the infamous wizard Seryn Vardan, the Oxbow Kingdom’s most wanted fugitive. When Jetsam attempts a heroic rescue during a foray with his teacher, catastrophe strikes as Seryn is captured and slated for execution.
Jetsam vows to free Seryn from his mysterious captors before his public beheading in the city where they are both falsely accused of murder. With his canine companion, Jetsam attempts a risky homecoming by seeking aid from old friends. Can Jetsam save his beloved mentor from certain death, or will he once again be left homeless and alone with a bounty on his head?
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While Jetsam saved his mentor Seryn from execution, a shape-shifting impostor poisoned the royal couple and kidnapped Princess Giselle. As the fugitive wizard Seryn struggles to cure his brother and his love from the changeling's deadly toxin, Jetsam abandons him to search for the abducted princess.
Aided by his orphan ally and loyal terrier, Jetsam discovers the princess's abductor is the pawn of a supreme evil. The reappearance of this legendary warlock and his monstrous horde spells doom for the Oxbow Kingdom. Can Jetsam save the heir to the throne? Will he return in time to warn Seryn of the impending peril? And does their combined magic stand a chance against the Grimlord and his minions?
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The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy is now available in an eBook compilation.
The 'box set' contains contains the titles Crimson & Cream, Mirrors & Mist, and Warlock & Wyrm,
and is priced lower than the cost of the three books individually.