CONTRIBUTED BY ZENITH STAR PUBLISHING
Game of Thrones is over and millions of people are suffering withdrawal symptoms. Award-winning local author Natli VanDerWerken has written just the story to take that suffering away — WindRunner.
Book Two in The Dragon’s Children fantasy series continues the story of the Arach family as demons, evil fey, and magic assault their world. A mythical WindRunner chooses Owen Arach, second son of the Duke of Red Dragon’s Keep, to find a piece of a powerful talisman that controls Dragons.
Natli started the series with multiple award-winning Red Dragon’s Keep and its hero Thomas Arach. “This is my first novel and it’s won four awards so far. I’m thrilled with how well it’s doing,” Natli said. Based on a fairytale she told her grandchildren one Christmas Eve, the main characters in each of the five books are inspired by them.
“WindRunner let me explore the complicated relationships between brothers,” Natli explained. “Owen wants to be as brave and confident as his older brother. He feels useless and jealous and does not know how to deal with those feelings. All of that changes when he must confront the fey of the Darkened Forest, sway the Forest Lords to his cause, and battle demons to get the Aos Si Amulet. The WindRunner, his Sword of Light, and a Dragon, help him grow and change.”
Eldest daughter of the late Robert and Natli Molloy, residents of Greenwood Village for fifty-four years, Natli published Red Dragon’s Keep shortly before her mother died in 2018. “I was able to start reading the book to her before her passing. She told me that she was very proud of what I’ve done. Whenever we were together, she told everyone that ‘my daughter has a gift.’ Thanks, Mom.”
DreamWalker, the third book in the series, is set to launch at the end of 2019. “When WindRunner was published, everyone wanted to know when the next one would be out,” Natli said. “As soon as I can get it done, barring more ‘life events’.” She’s also working on the audiobook for each novel.
Natli served in the Navy as a meteorologist. She enjoys using her military background to create authentic battle scenes.
She lives in Aurora, Colorado, with her shelties. When she’s not writing, she enjoys quilting, gardening, website design, and keeping up with politics.
You can find out more about The Dragon’s Children and Natli on her website at www.natlivanderwerken.com.
Red Dragon’s Keep and WindRunner, published by Zenith Star Publishing, LLC, are available on Amazon amzn.to/2JImLYz and Barnes and Noble B&N//2K56UTo, or wherever books are sold. In paperback ($15.00) or ebook ($4.99).
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