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David Bilsborough

David Bilsborough was born in Malvern, England, the hills of which inspired him to create the world of Lindormyn. The Wanderer’s Tale is the first of many Annals set in that world. He lives abroad, where he teaches English as a second language.

Annals of Lyndormyn

Annals of Lyndormyn — (2007-2008) Publisher: It has been five hundred years since the Peladanes stormed the distant stronghold of Vaagenfjord. There, the dreaded rawgr Drauglir and his supernatural minions had held sway over the mortal world, in a long, terrifying reign. And now, the peace is broken. Rumors abound, ill omens have been seen, and a priest of the One God has had a vision. The rawgr — hideous, powerful creatures of which there were but few — have reappeared and, from their far northern outpost, threaten to wreak vengeance on the descendants of the Peladanes who sacked their fortress centuries before. Thus begins an epic adventure — a fabulous quest — the likes of which has never been told. David Bilsborough, a brilliant young author, has created a passionately imagined vision of Lyndormyn, a world teeming with peoples, history, cultures; a world rich with fabulous landscapes and hidden terrors; a world with compelling characters — human and other — some deadly, others merely remarkable. In sum, his creation explores a world of wonders that will surprise and captivate readers with its masterfully woven tapestry of lives entrapped by the play of Time and Chance, Good and Evil, on a grand scale. It’s a sweeping epic to fire the imagination of readers everywhere.

David Bilsborough fantasy book reviews Annals of Lyndormyn, The Wanderer's Tale,  A Fire in the NorthDavid Bilsborough fantasy book reviews Annals of Lyndormyn, The Wanderer's Tale,  A Fire in the North

The Wanderer’s Tale: I’ve seen better character development in cheesy RPGs:

The Wanderer's Tale by David Bilsborough

Described as an “epic fantasy series in the very best tradition of Tolkien,” The Wanderer's Tale is an old-school story about a band of misfits embarking on a quest north to Melhus through the land of Lindormyn — populated by many different races, religions, deities and other creatures — to prevent Drauglir, The Evil One, from being resurrected 500 years after he was supposedly slain. Along the way, the travelers get caught up in numerous (mis)adventures as they journey through strange lands and meet up with a menagerie of beasts — ogres, Leucrota, wolves, Huldre, Jaculus, Ganferd, Spriggans, Kobolds, Afanc, giants, etc. — both familiar and terrifying.

Based on the synopsis alone, comparisons to J.R.R. Tolkien are inevitable tho... Read More