No armor. No gold.
Everyone starts at zero.
One of the elite class of brave souls who travel Eldaria and fight the blight of monsters wherever they are found. Picture rippling muscles, clad in magical armor, perhaps artfully splattered with the viscera of foes smote in twain. Or- ooh- alternatively, a severely tasteful robe, dusted – equally artfully – with the ashes of enemies immolated with eldritch fyre. Now picture these paragons of heroism sitting astride their muscled warhorses, surrounded by the cheering, garland-throwing peasants of a hamlet they have saved from the blight.
Now throw that image out, because this isn’t that story.
Instead, picture a group of adventurers who are not skilled, have slain nothing, don’t own any armor worth burnishing and would probably misspell ‘eldritch’ if given a chance. While the saying holds true that ‘everybody has to start at zero’ it might also be posited this misfit band of eager wannabes are starting somewhere in the negative. Bards are not going to be composing any epic ballads about their exploits anytime soon, unless it’s in the form of a cautionary tale.
But despite all these setbacks, they are destined to save the world, right?
No. But they might anyway.
Meet the Author
Phil Taylor McCordic was born at an early age.
He’s spent the better part of a couple of decades working in television production. But, like George R. R. Martin, wanted to write something that had no limitations, something where no one else was telling him that, no, he didn’t have the budget for a three-story tall radiation monster.
And while most comparisons to George R.R. Martin end slightly before the words ‘radiation monster’, Phil still followed the same course, setting off to write the book he’d like to read.
Well, it can safely be said that he has read the book. Numerous times. Now he hopes you might read it too.
Ironically, the radiation monster was cut in the third draft…
Phil continues to spend much of his time working in television, though would be greatly encouraged if this book writing side-hustle could become the front-hustle. Or maybe split the hustles evenly? So, like, two front hustles. Hmm, perhaps it would be better to have a hustle on each side. Like thrusters. ‘Hustlers.’
– J.R.R. Tolkien, Author
– J.K. Rowling, Author –
I understand the book isn’t reviewed yet, but as your lawyer, I must object.”
– J. Merrick, Legal counsel –