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The Stone of Athelas-bookcover

By: Peter D. Godman

The Stone of Athelas

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Gothrin was not yet ten when he was made aware that he was no ordinary child, but the prophesied Redeemer, a sorcerer who one day would destroy the necromancer Kotor.

Kotor had risen once more to destroy the land and enslave all the races, and all that stands in his way is a young man, uncertain of his powers, and uncertain how to use the magic staff endowed upon him by the prophecy.

Forced to flee from Kotor’s wraiths through storm and flood, he loses Odra’s magic staff in the flooded canyon. Alone and with no idea what to do next, Gothrin finally stumbles across an imp-like race, who help to find the staff and fight off a wraith determined to take possession of it. These people point the way to where he will find what he seeks, the guardian of the relic made from the Stone of Athelas.

Chased by bands of renegades and Kotor’s wraiths, Gothrin and his new companion Bellatrix finally reach the town and the guardian of the ring. Bonded to the staff during a ceremony, the ring endows it with immense magic, a weapon worthy to challenge the necromancer.

Still hounded by Kotor’s minions, Gothrin and his companions continue the quest. Travelling over hill and dale, through moorland and forest, they are continually confronted by one crisis after another until they finally reach their objective the Land of Nath, where Gothrin finally overcomes his doubts and finds the allies to help him defeat the necromancer.

Peter Godman was born on 26 September in, Surrey, England. At the age of ten, his family moved to Essex in England where he finished his schooling.

During his school years, he encountered the German language, which eventually altered his life.

After he finished his apprenticeship, he went to Germany in 1973 to further study the language. History and historical architecture fascinated him, and he found more than enough to inspire his interests, and he decided to stay.

The country provides the scenes for his fantasy books, which developed year for year. He enjoys long walks with his dog in the forests of his home, where he gathers his ideas for his creative writing.

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