Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Crimson Guard Trilogy: New YA fantasy by Dana Journey

About The Crimson Guard Book I: The Apprentices

“The burning was too great to withstand, I let go.  My mind, still functioning, allowing me to watch and possibly understand, but this time I was not going to regret my body’s actions.”

Lyndon a student on his way to training, an old forgotten lighthouse and a simple life turned upside down by a scroll, and a man in a dream.   Not only is his life in Townsend coming to an end, but his life itself may be in danger.  The power that had been there all the time, just waiting to escape,  A power so great and deadly for everyone around if he cannot learn control.

From Slavers, to the Keeper of a deadly Library endlessly burning, Lyndon must learn about himself before he is thrust into a war and web of deceit and treachery that leads to a rag tag group fighting for their survival.

With immortals and mortals seeking to ruin his path, will Lyndon learn to lead the four apprentices and balance being a leader and a friend. Or will his future end with the destruction of the known world and the end of the Guardians?


Besides sickness, the people had never known danger for all lived in harmony, until a great army of evil arrived.  None of the Humans knew whence they came or why, but their arrival meant the downfall of the great city.  Thousands of Shlocks descended upon the defenseless town killing all in their wake. 

Shlocks are half men and half something else; they stand a head taller than the tallest human and have none of their weaknesses; their size does not however hinder their swiftness. The Shlocks skin is as pale as the moon, and their hair is dark as night. They have many of the same features as Humans yet their customs cause a significant difference.  The Shlock warriors mutilate their ears causing them to have a very noticeable point, they consider it a badge of honor reserved for the brave.   To the Humans, Shlocks are a species which only appear in legend and song. 

Usually the songs end with devastation and death followed by an evil unlike any other.  They are thought to be beings of extreme intelligence and ruthlessness.  Their arrival may have been unknown, but their savagery is still well remembered.  The town was nearly destroyed; all of the pearl white houses and grand markets were burned.  

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Genre:  Young Adult Fantasy
Date of Publication:  November 15, 2014
Publisher:  Wizards Keep Publishing
ISBN-10:  1503071928
ISBN-13:  978-1503071926
Number of Pages: 214 

Author Bio

Dana Journey has always been a reader of fantasy, ever since his dad introduced him to Star Trek and Star Wars as a young child.  Dana is originally from Crescent, Oregon. After attending Eastern Oregon University he moved around working in versus professions prior to settling in the Columbia Gorge Region of Oregon. He shares his home with his wife, son, and dog Vader. When not working or writing, Dana enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his immediate and extended family.

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  1. Thank you for posting this. We at Wizards Keep Publishing are very proud of Mr. Journey and see great things in his future as well as ours. Check back for new books in the future.

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