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Hailing from suburban Chicago, David Pauly attended the same high school where they filmed the 80’s classics, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 16 Candles, and the Breakfast Club. College at UW-Madison was awesome, and after law school, David relocated to sunny New Mexico. Practicing in the Land of Enchantment, David loved the Turquoise skies and spicy food, but was always drawn back to his childhood refuge of Fantasy Fiction.

Voraciously reading Fantasy and Sci/Fi books like Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, and Dune, David always wondered what would have happened after these stories ended. So, one snowy night he let his imagination run free and began typing a few sentences of what would eventually become an epic fantasy novel. Ten years later after countless re-writes and edits, begging family and friends to re-read it all, David published his first novel, The Fourth Age Shadow Wars. 

Currently busy with his law practice, and precocious 5 year old, David writes the sequel to Shadow Wars, Dark Shaman when he has time. Dreaming of having more time to write and cook, David soon hopes to put away his legal shingle for good, never having to answer the most frequent question asked by his clients “Am I going to Jail again?” with the response, “Yes, yes you are.”

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The Fourth Age Shadow Wars: Assassins (The Fourth Age: Shadow Wars Book 1) The Fourth Age Shadow Wars: Assassins (The Fourth Age: Shadow Wars Book 1) START THE SERIES FOR FREE!

From the ashes of the Great War, Men, Elves, and Dwarves struggle to rebuild their societies in the land of Nostraterra. Secret factions in each race risk plunging Nostraterra into open warfare by threatening the life of Alfrahil crown Prince of Eldora. As fire arrows hiss down within the city walls, a desperate Alfrahil rides for his life to escape assassination. Who is plotting to kill him and why? 
Suspicion falls heavily on Alfrahil's brother Prince Daerahil who craves the kingship, but is Daerahil guilty or a victim of the King's duplicitous First Minister, Mergin? Elven weapons and Dwarven tools are clues pointing towards distant lands, but ignored by a vengeful Mergin. Braving unforeseen dangers Alfrahil sets forth from the city; determined to unmask the conspirators at any cost to discover the truth. 

Heavily inspired by Lord of the Rings and Dune, Assassins is a fast-paced dark fantasy novel where present-day politics are recast within a rich complex fantasy world; whose inhabitants confront realistic dangers, overcome adversity, and experience heartrending losses in their battles to survive. Assassins, takes you on an epic journey within the intricate world of Nostraterra, where the magic of hope vies against the sorcery of despair.

   

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Bruno the Dwarf and Lithir the Elf are dispatched to investigate the Dwarven and Elven connections within the plot to kill Prince Alfrahil. Centuries of distrust between their races must be overcome if they are to be successful in their mission. Journey with an unlikely duo as they penetrate into the Dwarven mines of Nerea; where they are confronted by a maniacal religious sect. The Flame Priests' lust for power threatens to consume all Dwarves with their racial hatred towards Elves and Men, and they vow to stop Bruno and Lithir at any price. Later, the North Forest Elves seem inviting at first, but Bruno and Lithir soon learn that it is an elaborate ruse and treachery soon stalks them at every turn. Desperate to learn the secrets of an ancient seer our duo travels deep into the wild forest where they face their most dire challenges yet.

How will they escape the traps set for them by their own peoples to bear their hard won secrets back to their lords? Conspiracy, the next episode in the Shadow Wars series, is filled with innovative magic and takes the reader on an epic journey into the realms of Dwarves and Elves, where Bruno and Lithir must rely on each other to survive if they have any hope of fulfilling their mission.

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In their distant land of Platonia, the Gracies' ancient protectors, the Bubblers are dying; soon to vanish from the rivers and leave Platonia open to invasion. Only the Gemwings, mythical giant insects can restore the magic within the Well of Life, allowing the Bubblers to thrive once more. Four Gracies volunteer to search for the Gemwings but as Platonia is attacked, will they find the Gemwings in time? 

Prince Daerahil frets in exile, unable to vanquish a terrible presence that stalks him and his men. Closer and closer a dark shape is seen, hunting his soldiers in the shadows of Plaga Erebus--the land of wounded darkness. Ambushed alone, Daerahil fights for his life and his soul, and is given a choice by the Vagwar, a centuries old blood drinker. Aid the creature in his maniacal revenge upon those who imprisoned him in the dark land and receive his aid in taking the kingship in return. Refuse the offer and fight the Vagwar to the death, risking his life and those of his men. What choice will Daerahil make and how will his decision affect the rest of those in Nostraterra?

Myths is the final installment in the The Fourth Age: Shadow Wars series, where the stage is set for the dramatic play that will enfold in the next series, The Fourth Age: Dark Shaman. Dark Shaman builds upon the characters and themes of Shadow Wars, as it takes the reader farther into the wonders and horrors of the magical realms of Nostraterra.