It all came down to this. A traitor.
The city of Telstar has been freed and the enemy defeated. In the streets, the townspeople are celebrating, singing and drinking to the promise of better days to come.
Yet, at the top of an abandoned tower, a secret meeting is about to take place. Although victory was attained, questions remain unanswered. Some of Telstar’s deepest secrets got out and the impregnable city almost fell. It is unclear who betrayed the city and some will not sleep until the culprit answers for the betrayal.
Onthar, a high warrior dedicated to Tyr, deity of courage, takes it upon himself to call on emperor and queen, wizard and warriors, elf and orc, all heroes of the battle, to meet in secrecy and find out who among them betrayed his city.
But these are serious charges and these are powerful individuals. The meeting could easily turn into a confrontation, and if it does, it could achieve what the enemy could not: destroy the very city they all want to protect.
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Writing Start Date: June 28, 2012
Publication Date: October 24, 2018
# Words: ~37000
Alpha Reading: Gaetan Clement
Editing: Kira Rubenthaler, Bookfly Design LLC (www.bookflydesign.com), Vanessa Ricci-Thode (www.thodestool.com/)
Cover: Illustration: Max Bedulenko (on ArtStation), Title and text: Kirk Shannon (www.kirkshannon.com)
Inside Art: Illustrations: Kirk Shannon (www.kirkshannon.com)
Formatting: E-book: Jeremy McLean (www.mcleansnovels.com), Print: S.C.Eston
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The Burden of the Protector is the prequel to my epic fantasy series The Lost Tyronian Archives.
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