Follow Kathryn, a software engineer, as she enters into the fantasy world of Av'lor, full of winged demons, winged knights, telepathic horses, and weapons and armor that shape themselves to their owners. This full-length epic contemporary fantasy novel is sure to please!

Hope (The Knights of Av'lor Book 1), by Sam Rook
303 pages, with a 4-star rating from 7 reviews

"This is an excellent book! The main character is a woman named Kathryn, and she is taken into a parallel world similar to King Arthur and his knights, but with daemons (creatures like demons). She realizes there is no accessible way home so she joins the knights to fight the daemons. There is magic in this world that all can learn to use and Kathryn is very powerful at using it. This story has lots of action, but also character relationships. There is some political drama also, and some evil guys beside the daemons. I literally read this book all in one day because I could not put it down." -- Amazon Reviewer
The winged knights-magically altered humans-are the only ones defending the portal from Av'lor to Earth. With defeat imminent, they find an unlikely source of hope in software engineer, Kathryn.

Kathryn doubts her life could get any worse after the death of her mother and daughter. She realizes her mistake after she arrives on Av'lor with only part of her house and hungry creatures looking for their next meal. Once the knights bring her under their protection, she discovers their angry commander is far from welcoming.

Sir Lanclor, Commander of the Knighthood, lives with the curse of betrayal. While the treachery occurred lifetimes before, few see past his guarded shell to the grim man beneath. Barely holding the Knighthood together, his grip tightens when Kathryn joins their ranks. Her stubbornness and surprising strength not only energizes the knights, but also makes Sir Lanclor question his self-imposed isolation.

With the approach of an invading army, Kathryn and Sir Lanclor must find a way to end centuries of war and save two worlds.

*Content updated 7/21/2013.

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Sam Rook lives in Vermont with her husband and two children. Her passion for fantasy novels began in high school with her desire to write following shortly thereafter. Software engineer by day, fantasy author by night, she strives to give her readers a chance to enjoy worlds that transport them away from the stress of everyday life.