Two Welsh brothers are pitted against each other by dark forces determined to take their thrones. Lleu, the royal heir, is bullied by his younger brother. Wrongfully imprisoned, he escapes to search for the one thing that might save his kingdom. Get the first book in this trilogy today! And scroll down to see the two follow-up books in this epic fantasy.

A Dark Knight for the King (The Crystal Sword Trilogy), by Mark Reeder and Ronald C. Meyer

"This is a great alternate-history world, with all the right elements for a grand, High-Fantasy epic. And wait until you meet the ice giants! Big-budget movies couldn't do better than the words of the authors in creating some truly remarkable creatures." -- Amazon reviewer
Dark forces threaten Wales, and only Prince Lleu, heir to the throne, recognizes their destructive power. But the mad Regent, Lord Glyndwr, bars Lleu's efforts to save his kingdom. Forced to flee Wales, Lleu reluctantly joins with the mysterious beggar-thief, Selwyn Wyles, as they set out on a perilous journey to find the Crystal Warrior, Mael Duin, who holds the key which will enable Lleu to save his ravaged country. From the glittering Castle of Light to the frozen wastes of the Eryrian Ice Sea, Lleu and Wyles battle demonic forces and world-shattering storms. Befriended by Arto Gawr, last of the legendary Frost Giants, they reach Duin's sanctuary. But deep in the Valley of the Skull, Duin challenges them with a staggering reality beyond the reader's imagination.

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Meet the Author

Mark Reeder lives in Boulder, Colorado, where he works as a writer and associate producer for Centre Communications. His educational programs - Hispanic Achievement in America and Women's Achievement in America - have appeared on PBS national television. His short fiction has been published on the web at Deep Magic, QuantumMuse and Dark Planet. He's kicked around the universe long enough to have a B.A. in English, Political Science and History from the University of South Dakota ... an M.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati ... gray hair... and more than a few bumps and bruises. He's still looking for the exit.