Brandon – Towards the Light

Brandon is just a normal guy.  There is probably someone like him at your office.  He doesn’t seem to take things quite as seriously as everyone else.  You know the type, constantly making obscure references to not-quite-so-popular culture, or perhaps no-longer-popular culture.  A word or situation might remind him of the lyrics of a song forgotten 40 years ago or a Shakespeare quote that nobody else, even Shakespeare experts, remember.  He also seems to have every fantasy novel, story and movie memorized.  Yeah, you know the type, only Brandon rarely, if ever, quotes Monty Python….

If you got to know him a little better, you may discover that Brandon has two kids, the 11 year old Leo and the 9 year old Cate.  These super imaginative, playful kids are the center of his life, particularly since his wife, Lisa, died of cancer several years ago.  Even though it has been a few years, Brandon has not come to terms with her death.

Part of the problem is that Brandon has this feeling that he isn’t where he is supposed to be.  He hears Destiny calling, and Destiny isn’t something that happens doing small chores around the house, but something that happens “out there”.

And then one day his kids tell him they have seen some dwarves.  Or is it dwarfs? (It depends on if you are talking The Lord of the Rings or Snow White, but that’s a topic for another day, just ask Brandon…)  In an attempt to call their bluff he falls down a rabbit hole to find himself in a magical land of little people, wizards, demons and magic.  Perhaps he will also run into Destiny in this new Universe.

“Towards the Light” is Brandon’s story, but also the story of the Elemental Universes and the war to restore Equilibrium.  What is all of this?  You’ll have to read the story to find out ;)

“Towards the Light” is one of the two novellas in my latest book, due to be released on the 21st of May.

What are the two novellas about?  Here is the blurb:

In what should have been a normal day, Brandon finds himself down the rabbit hole and into a new reality where he is captured by Dwarves, gets involved in “Elemental Politics” and finds himself in a race to save the worlds – yes worlds, six, perhaps seven – and the peoples of those worlds in the tongue-in-cheek Fantasy novella, “Towards the Light”.

Lorounce, a “not only is the glass half empty, but the longer we talk about it, the more that evaporates” kind of guy, is on a reconnaissance mission with his childhood friend and secret crush, Merla, to enter the stronghold of the evil Lord of Darkness.  The mission soon spins off on an adventure to try to rescue the prince, find and confront the dragon to secure the magic sword and then raise an army to defeat the evil one with said magic sword all while being chased not only by the minions of the evil one, including a pack of magical wolves, but their own people as well. Whew.  It is totally impossible, mad even, but with some unexpected help and a few twists along the way, maybe they could pull it off, this adventure called “The Mad Quest”.

“Towards the Light” and “The Mad Quest” are two fast paced, farcical Fantasy novellas.  With visible winks and nods to the great Fantasy works that came before, but with a few unexpected twists, these two stories are light-hearted valentines to those classic works of the past; love notes but with pokes in the ribs and “bunny-ears” behind the head fun.

It’s almost here!  I have a proof copy in hand….

Preorder for Kindle!

Not only is the release date set, but preorder of the Kindle edition is also also available.  If you preorder, it should automatically download to your Kindle when available on the 21st of May.  Here are some links:

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon Canada
Amazon France
Amazon Australia

If you don’t see your country’s Amazon, search for it or ask me and I’ll get a link.

14 thoughts on “Brandon – Towards the Light

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      lol, I would be Brandon except that I quote Monty Python too often. And Calvin and Hobbes, which Brandon skips as well.

      Thanks, I hope you enjoy the book!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, I hope the comedy goes down well, though my guess is that someone your age may miss 90% of my no-longer-pop culture references ;) I’m also hoping that someone could miss 100% of the references to pop culture, old fantasy stories and Shakespeare and still enjoy it.The second story is more of a straight ahead fantasy, but there is a little tongue in cheek humor there as well. Nothing laugh out loud in either, but hopefully some chuckles…

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      1. Ocean Bream

        I am sure even if they missed the references they would still enjoy your work. It is always interesting to read – you have a good knack of captivating a reader with your words and stories.

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