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If taking a college fencing class, eating from the trash can, and smelling like an animal were qualifications for becoming a sword-swinging barbarian, J. D. Brink might be Conan's protégé. But since that career path seemed less than promising, he has instead been a sailor, spy, nurse, and officer in the U.S. Navy, as well as a gravedigger, insurance adjuster, and school teacher in civilian life. Today (fall, 2014) he and his family are stationed in Japan, where he's providing a bad example for all Americans. In his writing, as in life, Mr. Brink enjoys dabbling in multiple genres.


Authored by J. D. Brink
Edition: 1st

"The strength of Tarnish is Billy's coming-of-age narrative, his quest to develop his own, innate heroism, and his struggle to reconcile illustrious legends with harsher truths... [Its] high fantasy styling is tempered by comfortable, somewhat modern language, a relatable, every-man main character, and a universal theme that transcends the genre." -- Tales of the Talisman Magazine

Silver, they call it. The light of the full moon. Celestial magic that changes men into beasts and calls the dead from their graves... And young men to their destiny.

Billy Cole is the sixteen-springs-old son of Ian the Black, though he feels older. Being the heir of a legend, after all, is a heavy burden to bear. And though “Billy Strong Back” is used to hard labor, it takes more than strength to become a man. And more than a sword to make a hero.

But he’ll be one. Even if he must become a villain first…

Experience the complete Tarnish Trilogy and the making of William Thunderstrike in this single, critically-acclaimed volume:
-- The Quest (Part I)
-- Among the Shadows (Part II)
-- Heroes and Villains (Part III)

Publication Date:
1491071222 / 9781491071229
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Fantasy / General

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