Book 1, Arrick: The Colour of Fire
Realm of the Gnomes saga
The Realm of the Gnomes is set in a world of enchantment, with unique fauna and flora, and adventure. This epic fantasy unveils gnomes as protagonists blending in their unique ethereal origins, friends, and enemies. Legends and myths unfold giving rise to their own motives, heroes, and destiny.
In this first installment Arrick, the royal heir of Ednara and the gnome race, has no direction for his future, a peppery attitude, and an unexplained urge to go into the tumultuous world above — to go topsoil!
The story forms around the disappearance of a magical Emerald sceptre during the ‘Afterglow’ ceremony which blesses the longevity of each gnome who attends.
The sceptre holds immense power, has a vivid history, and is kept under the watchful eye of their King, Gob. There is a written prophecy in the kingdom’s historical ‘Parchments of Stone’ stating that if the sceptre were ever to leave Ednara, a battle would ensue to alter the balance — to determine the fate of The Verold.
How will this ensue? The parchment reveals all, but when it begins to write itself well before time, the kingdom fears instability, and the war prophecy on the horizon. Alliances break and form, and tensions rise, but Arrick doesn’t realise just how important he is to the kingdom and to The Verold.