The Hall of the Wood Northeastern Frontier of Vranna

What It's About

All is not right in the Simarron Woods.

The King's Patrol has vanished. Their Hall stands empty. Goblins prowl the fringes of the forest and folk whisper of a sitheri witch brewing evil from the darkest hollows.

Once a patroller of the Hall, Jerrick Bur is duty-bound to investigate. He is joined by Kayra Weslin, knight errant, and her chronicler, Holly, who go to answer a plea for help from nearby Homewood. Along with Murik Alon Rin'kres, an eslar sorcerer who harbors a secret purpose all his own, the four attempt to unravel the mystery of the missing patrollers. They soon find tales of their disappearance frighteningly untrue.

 

What Readers Are Saying

"The story is well written and has some interesting characters and plot twists along the way. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the fantasy genre."
- Scott, Indie Book Blog

"Entertaining read."
- Sharon, Amazon.com reviewer

"The detail of the surroundings and of the characters themselves, especially Jerrick, made it easy to dive into the world and connect."
- Timmain, Amazon.com reviewer

"The Hall of the Wood delivers a Tolkien-like adventure with vivid characters and well paced action."
- C. Maree., Goodreads reviewer

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More About the Author

Scott Marlowe divides his time between writing fiction, mountain biking, and designing software systems for the accounting and medical industries. He currently lives in Texas with his wife and two crazy dogs.

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The Hall of the Wood Miscellany

Rest assured, if you're here looking for more information about The Hall of the Wood and haven't yet read the book, you'll find this miscellany completely spoiler-free. If you have read the novel, thank you, and I hope you find this additional information of interest.

Characters

Aliah Starbough

Half-dryad. Daughter of Vadeya Dawnoak.

Ash

Jerrick's (sometime) faithful canine companion.

Aurum

Kayra's horse.

Billard

Mayor of Homewood.

Bostan the Quick

Company commander, King's Patrol.

Delbin Kinkaed

Arch-druid.

Evar

Eldest of the Elders of the Simarron Hall of the Wood.

Graewol

A citizen of Homewood.

Gral

Goblin lord of Greth.

Harsey

Sergeant, King's Patroller.

Holly

A bard. Kayra's herald.

Holtz

Company commander, King's Patrol.

Jasper

Retired trapper. Old friend of Jerrick's.

Jay

Dwarven proprietor of Jay's Tavern.

Jerrick Bur

Patroller of the Simarron Hall of the Wood.

Jezebel

An inhabitant of Homewood.

Kayra Weslin

Knight-Esquire of Kallendor and Daughter of the House of Weslin.

Murik Alon Rin'kres

An eslar sorcerer.

Nohr

Gaugath warrior in the service of Lord Gral.

Parthen

Priest of Sarrengrave.

Relk

Trapper.

S'nar

Evar's owl.

Saress

A sitheri witch.

Sarrengrave

Immortal. Lord of Rot.

Skave

Haurek stalker in the service of Lord Gral.

Speck

A grekkel in the service of Saress.

Thomas Drake

Company commander, King's Patrol.

Ushar

Undead eslar sorcerer.

Vadeya Dawnoak

Dryad. Mother of Aliah Starbough.

Zokore

Haurek captain.

Places

Cavern of the Well

A dark, ancient place.

Eagle's Nest

Mountain watch tower from a bygone era.

Greth

Goblin fortress.

Hall of the Wood

Home of the Simarron King's Patrol.

Holden Bridge

A bridge spanning Stoney Creek.

Homewood

A frontier town.

Rell

A small town located just west of the Ugull Mountains.

Simarron Woods

Old growth forest.

Sollin-kel

Grove of Simarron dryads.

Tomb of Delbin Kinkaed

Druid's tomb.

Ugull Mountains

A northern mountain range. Known to have a strong goblin presence.

Vranna

One of the Four Fiefdoms.