BRAD C. BAKER
Brad C. Baker was born in Toronto, Ontario and now lives in Kingston, Ontario with his partner and their Malamute called Crallick. A fan of travel and adventure, he has hitch-hiked across Canada once and North America twice. Brad lost most of his eyesight due to an eye condition, something which prevented him from pursuing his career in nursing and that has also damaged his ability to play baseball. As a young man, he studied a lot of sciences and still possesses a great love for anything scientific.
The Chronicles of Crallick
The Chronicles of Crallick, the first book in The Spirit of Amathrain series, tells the story of Crallick Oakentree, a man with a checkered past that finds himself widowed in a cruel jest of fate. As a result, Crallick becomes a failed farmer, a single father, and an alcoholic.
One day, after awaking from one of his many drunken stupors, Crallick finds his daughter has been kidnapped and his favourite drinking hole has been set ablaze.
Leaving the serene beauty of his home in Gladeholme, he travels across beautiful countryside and over a wide ocean full of danger, before tackling the seedy ports of a pirate-ridden archipelago. Still though, the kidnappers remain one step ahead of him and his accompanying friends. Crallick is intent on one thing: rescuing his daughter. Failing that, he wants to inflict his revenge upon those that do her harm.
But after ten years of drinking and aging, does he still have what it takes? Follow his Chronicles and find out.
After rescuing his daughter from a group of dangerous zealots who were in possession of a powerful book, the Malefecorum, Crallick and his men think that their battles are now over.
However, on returning from their mission, they learn that the Bannathyrran Queens wish to see them. It soon becomes apparent that the zealots were not the only people seeking the Malefecorum and the power it contains.
They wish Crallick, a former Knight-ranger, to come out of retirement and take on one last mission, aiding a former enemy King. Crallick reluctantly agrees. A decision he may yet learn to regret.