Apprentice Storyteller Cormac aspires only to become a Master of Lore, but when he receives the news that he has been chosen of the sword, he is stunned to realize that the future of the world rests on his shoulders. Moreover, the sword gives him absolute power. If he is not able to master it, the sword will master him, turning him into one who lives only to kill. As the one who awakened the sword, Princess Orianna of the Seven Families must attend Cormac in his quest. Coming from the courts of Rivershome, she finds herself mortified to wait on a rustic nobody. Now she must deal with her control over him.
Donald Haynes earned a BA from the University of California, Berkeley; an MA from the University of Oregon; and a PhD from the University of Notre Dame. As a college professor he taught literature, primarily 20th Century American writing. He published scholarly and popular articles both regionally and nationally.He founded and managed Haynes & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in all phases of corporate communication. As Executive Producer of a division in an NBC television affiliate, he built a national client list. As a partner in a video production house, he wrote dramatic scripts produced on video, most for use in national corporate retreats for CEOs and CFOs.In recent years most of his energy has been directed toward stories about the Land of Otherwhere.