Quest of Fire


The saga of two teens separated by over three hundred years, whose lives are intertwined in a task in service of the Lowlands’ High King. Anargen willingly leaves everything he loves behind, while Jason did not even believe the High King existed. Both are swept up in the Quest of Fire, which has shaped and can destroy their world.


THE GATHERING DARK (Book 1 in Quest of Fire)

Cover art for Quest of Fire: The Gathering Dark by Brett Armstrong

“A thrilling YA adventure reminiscent of the Lord of the Rings trilogy…fans of epic mythical adventures should not miss.”

Ind’Tale Magazine

Release Date: April 23, 2019

On the run, Jason hides out in an inn where he hears a tale from centuries past about Anargen, a teen on a quest to mediate peace talks between Ecthelowall’s men and Ordumair’s dwarfs. An arcane evil seeks to ruin the peace talks and ensure a lost treasure of the dwarfs isn’t found by those for whom it’s meant. Jason is drawn into the conflict Anargen faced, which shaped and can destroy his world. (Learn More…)


SUCCESSION (Novella Prequel to  The Gathering Dark)

Quest of Fire: Succession cover art

Release Date: October 6, 2020

Son of the Northern Realm’s Defender, raised among the dwarfs of Ordumair, Meredoch was anticipated to succeed his father. Some whispered he would bring the longed for peace between Ordumair and their ancient foe, Ecthelowall. All of that changes when Ordumair’s Thane is killed and Meredoch and his family are exiled. From prestige to poverty, the young boy must chart a new course. As the years pass and the idol that was his father’s legacy tarnishes, his past threatens to resurface. An artifact of immeasurable worth to Ordumair is found and if recovered by the cruel Elder Ulster it means disaster for those Meredoch cares about. Facing creatures he believed only myths and racing Ulster’s minions to the prize, Meredoch must face the truth of his place in the world and claim his right of succession. (Learn More…)


SHADOWS AT NIGHTFALL (Book 2 in Quest of Fire)

Release Date: September 14, 2021

Quest of Fire: Shadows at Nightfall CoverThe creatures of darkness in the Lowlands have long waited for men to spurn the High King’s laws. With few concerned for the light and everything falling apart around them, Jason and Anargen will face the shadows of night’s falling as their world hangs in the balance.

Continue on the Quest of Fire, as Jason and Anargen face greater perils and sinister plots. For Jason, this new world takes a disturbing turn as wraith-like assassins stalk him. To his horror he discovers these same creatures also attacked Anargen and the small band of Knights desperate to unravel the mystery of the prophetic words left in Ordumair. Every step for Jason brings him deeper on the path Anargen had trod and makes him question whether the quest he’s joined ended in disaster for the other teen. (Learn More…)


DESPERATION (Novella Companion to Shadows at Nightfall)

Release Date: September 13, 2022

fc-desperationWhile Anargen, Caeserus, and Bertinand are held captive in Stormridge, the war to restore Ecthelowall’s Commonwealth has been waged for months. Their friend Terrillian is on its frontline and hopes are high.

For Barons Fenwrest and Sornfold the fight is too close to their children, whose union represents the only viable challenge to the Monarchists claim to Ecthelowall’s ancient throne. Enter Thomas Fenwrest, an orphan and page to Sir Hurstwell, who is captain of Baron Fenwrest’s guard. The pair must escort the teens to Castle Yerst expecting boredom to be their only danger. Everything quickly spirals out of control when the Monarchists somehow deliver a devastating blow to the Restoration army and Thomas and Sir Hurstwell face the increasingly difficult task of keeping their charges alive. Ancient sorcery and bitter grudges combine to ensnare them. As desperation sets in for the Restoration and Thomas, to where will they turn for hope?  (Learn More…)


Quest of Fire: Book #3

Release Date: TBD 2023


Quest of Fire: Book #3.5

Release Date: TBD 2024


Quest of Fire: Book #4

Release Date: TBD 2025

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