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Skein of Shadows: Fiend Fighter


Fiend Fighter

There is always excitement every week at The Broken Valor, where gladiators fight for wealth, fame, or simply survival.  Gold passes hands with every fight, and the were-rats perform their grim duty on the corpses of the losers.  But for Farulazar, a dwarf expelled from the dwarvish fortress known as Dwarfhome, pit fighting is just a job, a lousy, stinking job.  Each week he fights and then spends his winnings on drink, biding his time until the next match.  Once every year, in commemoration of the beginning of the Demon Scourge, he marches into the pits to slay yet another fiend.  It is what he does, for he is Farulazar Fiend Fighter.

As the annual demon fights draw nigh, a storm has descended on Crown.  For Farulazar, a storm of a different kind begins to form inside him.  His manipulative partner, Alfem is a halfling with dark secrets.  Strangely, an assassin has wounded him a week before he is to fight a demon.  Convinced that Alfem arranged the attack, Farulazar sets out to discover his motives.  What the Fiend Fighter discovers sends him in a pursuit which could cost him his life and bring destruction to Crown.


About the Author

Davis Riddle grew up in southern Alabama, the only boy among four sisters and the only grandson to carry the Riddle name. Possessed with the a love of the outdoors and an explorer’s soul, Davis started backpacking before he was old enough to shave. Tied with his love of the mountains, where good hard stone could be found under foot, is a passion for experience.

Davis has hiked with nothing but a traveling kilt and a bed roll through the mountains, drank from running streams, bathed in roaring water falls, and slept in the wilderness in earshot of mountain lions. He has flown in a B-17 bomber, slept on a WWII battleship, swam salt-marshes, and had dinner on giant fortresses lost in the swamp. His explorer’s heart has brought him miles down lonely bayous to explore forgotten ruins and kayaking across the mighty Mississippi, dodging alligators and ocean-going freighters to explore a disappearing 18th century Spanish fortress and a ghost town now lost to the world from Hurricane Katrina’s wrath.

Davis is a Consulting Forester and president of his own firm, practicing in South Mississippi and the Florida Parishes of Louisiana. His daily experiences in swamp and hill continue to provide him with a wealth of experiences on which to draw for his writing. He is married with a wonderful son who already, at less than 3 years of age, tells stories of his Nanna’s castle populated with dinosaurs and a daddy-knight.

About the Book 


Fantasy novella set in Crown: City of the Fallen. 

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Dark Quest Games
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