A L Wright
Alicia grew up in a very small Pacific NorthWest town of 900 people with not much to do. She used books and music as an escape from boredom. She is also an accomplished Harley Davidson mechanic, (she graduated from the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute) and owned her own shop alongside her father in Phoenix, AZ for several years. After moving away from the motorcycle business, she picked up writing and always has many stories either in progress or in a long running list of ideas to write about. Many of her books are based on dreams she's had, and are further inspired by other authors and current television shows. Favorite authors are Katherine Kerr, Terry Goodkind, R.A. Salvatore and George R. R. Martin.
Nineteen years ago Dartein had fled the Palace and brought with him his newborn daughter to raise her in peace. But peace did not last long, as the war that threatened them all those years ago looms once again on the horizon. Determined to fortify his new holdings against the goblin hordes, he sets out to seek the helpful skills of a blacksmith, and in doing so brings a human back to his home that unwittingly begins a domino effect that results in a reunion with his father, The Patriarch.
Nikkola grew up in relative quiet and safety, protected from the outside world by her father, her father's guard, and a bevy of Noble fighters and rangers. Growing up around all men, she is excited to meet the blacksmith her father brings back to the Keep, a human female named Friesa. The girls become fast friends and sneak off to consult her mysterious and unknown grandfather on turning Friesa into a Noble. Her impromptu trip to the Palace of The Nobles introduces her to a whole new world of power and a glimpse into the magic she never knew she possessed.