The Brazen Serpent Chronicles

Dragon Kiln

by R. Dennis Baird



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/8/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781463424299
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781463424282
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781463424275

About the Book

The finest sword does not begin with the finest steel. It begins with a heart dedicated to mastering the skill of discipline. A hurried process can result in shattered shards of metal, and careless indifference produces slipshod workmanship. Only precise adherence to time tested standards coupled with exceptional ingredients and a master’s genius will free the elements to become a unique masterpiece. The same is true with the flesh and blood that wields the sword. From the Manual of Discipline found in the Library of Vindry—author unknown Following the downfall of the three great Aelfene kingdoms, sorrow and fear flood the world of Aelandra. Pride and the quest for power shreds the idyllic symbiosis between the ancient dragons of light and the Aelfen. Survivors scatter with hopes to preserve their ancient heritage, but dragons fallen into darkness train a Dragon Master with designs to slay all the Aelfen and bring the world of men under their control. Banished from the physical world, dragons of light leave a legacy to craft a weapon to aid men against the encroaching shadows, but time favors the evil Dragon Master and his dragons dedicated to subjugate the kingdoms of men. Can a young man and woman master the keys and find the courage necessary to gather the elements needed?

About the Author

Although born in 1949 in Salt Lake City, Utah, R. Dennis Baird grew up as a military brat. He lived in Georgia, Alabama, Texas, Germany, Washington DC, Ohio, Utah, Washington state, and Oregon. He graduated from High School in Maryland, attended Denison University in Granville Ohio, and graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah with a BA in English. As a youngster in Europe nothing delighted him more than crawling around the ruins of castles on the Rhine River or exploring Roman ruins in Germany, Italy, or Spain. This love of ancient societies gave rise to his love of language and culture. He has studied Spanish, German, and Russian as well as English literature. He has enjoyed time in Mayan ruins in Yucatan, and has studied ancient civilizations and the lessons they have taught us. He spent many years as a Boy Scout and working with Scouts as a leader. He has many fond memories of canoe trips, campouts, horse treks, hikes, and telling stories around campfires. He met his wife Dani in college, and they are the parents of six children and twenty-one grandchildren. They make their home in Oregon.