J. Wade Harrell’s brash brawler and swordsman crashed onto the scene shoving aside the RR’s of modern fantasy.
Last year some of you were introduced to the fresh new character from J. Wade Harrell who burst onto the scene with a brash cockiness lacking in some of today’s watered down metro fantasy and Tolkein sound-alikes. Fist is your common man ever seeking the masculine dream, living his own life free from the tentacles of society. Never mind he has a bit of a heart and finds difficulty completely shunning his fellow man but all he wants is to earn an honest living and enjoy an occasional adventure apart from the dictates of civilization. Fist can swing a mean sword and figure his way out of nearly every predicament but sometimes heavy ego is his demise.
In this age of fiction, fantasy is constantly being retold with the same age old formula that was brought to the world by J. R. R. Tolkein. Many others seeking fame and fortune have patterned themselves after him since the 1970’s bringing us the same stuff over and over. Today’s most prolific fantasy salesman seems to be George R. R. Martin. Many accuse his writing as being very much in the same fold as Tolkein’s. I wonder if there is any coincidence that they both have the same middle initials? Hmm.
Well, if you are getting a little tired of reading novels that the Smithsonian will have trouble finding shelves for and that contain more characters than you have friends, maybe it’s time to get back to the basics of story telling. Get to know one character very well and not smother him with a host of company.
J. Wade Harrell Fantasy does just that. Stories are written to be read easily in an evening but tightly weaving together in the larger thread that binds them all together. It is simple to read not taxing your brain to remember all those weird sounding names and trying to keep a face with each one of them but yet enlightening and eye opening at the same time. Fist La’brau is your common man, a man you can count on to deliver hours of realistic adventure in a world of unparalleled magic. J. Wade Harrell Fantasy strives to remain true to the genre we have come to know as sword and sorcery – a genre that is becoming forgotten in today’s world.
Start reading today with the five short stories in “Shadows of Siernod” in electronic format. You won’t be sorry you did.
Information on where you can obtain stories concerning Fist La’brau: JWH Books
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