The Drake family has known more than its share of tragedy at sea. After the devastating and mysterious loss of their patriarch, Bryan, to a strange storm, his grieving wife and children sail to his last known location to lay a wreath in his honor. They are caught in a storm freakishly similar to the one that took Bryan from them. A funeral becomes a joyous reunion, as they find him alive and well but equally stranded on the mysterious island of Avalon, where the descendents of King Arthur rule a world filled with knights, elves, dwarves . . . and magic!
Lord Bryan MoonDrake-as he is now known-has attained the rank of the Gil-Gamesh, protector of the realm. He helps his wife and two of his children build new lives in a medieval society. His daughter Ashley has returned to Avalon with wonderful news. Bryan sees an opportunity to bring his family back together at last, so they plan a grand Avalonian wedding for Ashley and her true love, Andrew.
But all is not well in the kingdom. Dark forces arise to fulfill a prophecy to resurrect Morgana le Fay, the most powerful sorceress in the history of Avalon. If successful, she will unleash the Dark Tides to destroy the line of Pendragon once and for all. To save his family, his new home, and his king, can the Gil-Gamesh overcome incredible odds and powers beyond his comprehension to rid Avalon of Morgana’s evil forever?
“The writer reveals his fandom for Dungeons and Dragons and I can see it in his story. At the same time, he skillfully springboards into his own unique take on a fantasy realm, combined with the Arthurian legend. Like a D&D dungeon-master, the writer has mapped out the world and what he wants to happen. It’s like he can’t wait to tell us all about it as we read. Every fantasy cliche is ready to unleash. I mean that as a compliment. The story is an epic with good guys, bad guys, monsters and magic, and you need to read that stuff every now and then. It’s good for you.” — Joe Crowe, revolutionsf.com
“I like how Mark Piggott combined both medieval characters and modern characters in this story. Even though the two types of characters sound different, you still see a lot of chemistry within them. The villains are pretty entertaining too despite the fact that they want to destroy many lives.” — Erik Nelson, 5 STAR Amazon Review
“I loved the foray into a mystical, magical land that lay in the mist among modern times. Yet, when one enters there, they step into a world of dragons, elves, trolls, and a myriad of colorful folks and living beings. The interweaving of the main character’s family into the story, completed a whole insight into the lives of those who get to be accepted, by proving their worth, and their courage.” — Jennifer Webb, 5 STAR Amazon Review