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Blog Tour/Excerpt: Tevanon and Kensic: Turlot by Tyson Clarke

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Tevanon and Kensic: TurlotTevanon and Kensic: Turlot
by Tyson Clarke

MG/YA Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 304 pages
October 19th 2015

Upon the shores of the Laughley Sea, in the shadows of the jagged Northland Mountains and not so far south as the blistering Aronee Desert, there exists a land of lush forests and golden plains. This land is known as Lynsid, a once great nation that has suffered through more than a decade of demoralizing wars. The brothers Tevanon and Kensic were born to Lynsid like their parents and grandparents before them. They know no other life and have never been outside the borders of their homeland. Lynsid, however, is on the verge of collapse and rumors of a Vlagen invasion spur a mass migration. At first, the brothers have no intention of leaving their birthplace, but soon enough they have no choice and find themselves on the trail to a land called Turlot where their Great Uncle Welksley resides.

At just thirteen-years-old, Tevanon is already highly skilled in swordsmanship, and his nine-year-old brother Kensic is mentally gifted. These attributes are useful, but the journey to Turlot will test not only their brawn and brains, but also their faith and tactfulness. The brothers learn quickly the world is filled with endless adversity. Treachery is in plain sight, evil sorcery is silently stirring, and an immortal army is lying in wait! If the brothers wish to survive, they must be vigilant, they must be brave, and they must believe in themselves.


From a distance, the trees of the forest appeared like towering giants with heads above the clouds. Their trunks were broader than most castle towers, and from the limbs grew long spear-like needles that could easily maim or kill an unsuspecting traveler. Calling these monstrosities of nature “Great Trees” was quite a bit of an understatement.

One hundred paces from the forest, Tevanon and Kensic dismounted their horses and stared at the gigantic trees that were an awe-inspiring creation of the gods. They were frightening to look upon and partly because they seemed to be looking back with a hatred for those who traveled the Road of the Nobles.

“These are scary tall trees,” said Kensic.

“No one could argue the point,” said Tevanon.

Kensic lowered his view to the entry of the forest. It was pitch black like a moonless night. “Do you think there will be any light in there?”

“Only if we light a torch.”

“Maybe that’s why Walloh said to avoid it.”

Tevanon shrugged as a woman darted out from the darkness. Her dress was torn and tattered, her hair unbound and tangled, and mud was splattered across her legs and bare feet. She met eyes with Tevanon. “Help me, please!” Her cry was desperate.

Tevanon drew his longsword and as he did, an arrow struck the woman in her back. The impact thrust her to the ground where she slid on the gravelly dirt path that was the Road of the Nobles. She continued toward the brothers, a slow slithering crawl all that she could muster.

Tevanon didn’t rush to help her. He was unwanting to be the next victim of the hidden archer, and he certainly could not put his brother in the midst of such an obvious danger. Still, he had to help this woman, and the only way to do so was to approach her regardless of the risk. “Kensic,” he called. “Keep the horses out of range and find cover.”

“Out of range could be five hundred paces, and I won’t find cover in the midst of these plains.”

Why did he have to be so logical? thought Tevanon. “Then just stay behind me,” he said as he started toward the fallen woman, his eyes watching the darkness of the forest. There was movement, shadows perhaps. He ignored them and moved closer to the woman. She was having difficulty breathing likely because she was dying. Tevanon knelt next to her and swept the hair from her face.

“They…” she said in a breathless whisper, “killed… ev…ery… one.”

“Who killed everyone?”

“The… shad…ows.”

Tyson Clarke attended San Jose State University where he studied creative writing and film production. Post graduation, he found success as a technical writer then pursued other interests before rediscovering his passion for writing stories with encouragement from his wife and biggest fan.

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Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the excerpt - my kids would love this.

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