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The Road To Gatlen
Nothing goes as expected.
All her life, Addylyn has dreamt of a grand, magic-filled adventure, one worthy of an epic Tale. She wanted to escape her mundane existence on the rural family farm with her beloved, yet ailing, brother Tymy and embark on a trek across the continent.
Then one day, Addylyn’s wish comes true as her dying father bequeaths an Artifact of the Ancients to her and tells her it is the key to Tymy’s salvation.
But just as soon as Addylyn sets out, she discovers there are other sinister individuals seeking her prized possession. Mercenaries and soldiers vie for the Artifact on behalf of their employers. And there are even Demons! As Addylyn navigates the treacherous path of death and lies, she learns the Artifact may unlock something more than what she was told – and also something different.
Nothing goes as she expects, trust is betrayed, and friends die. Feeling isolated and ever uncertain of what the next day will bring, Addylyn suddenly isn’t so envious of all those heroes. But for her brother’s sake – as well as her own – Addylyn must forge on down… The Road To Gatlen.
About the Author
I'm Paul Saylor, a self-published writer from California. My other works include Resurrected (scifi action thriller novella), Dessert Interrupted (scifi detective short story) and The Shadows of Cheshire Manor (teen fantasy paranormal detective novel).
I started in high school and wrote off and on over the decades. I tried to several times to go through traditional publishing to no avail. I actually tend to write more fantasy leaning stories, despite being a sci-fi reading fan. Not sure how that came about, but that's where my ideas tend to go. Not that I don't have any sci-fi in my works, I do. But they aren't sci-fi alone. They have fantasy all over them. Favorite all time book is easy: Dune.