The Shepherd King Saga
The Shepherd King Saga is a two-book prequel to The Chronicles of Altaran. It tells the story of Gauderion Lionslayer, the ancestor of Ransom Cross. In this saga you will learn why the Elves mistrusted the humans, the origin of the Statue of the Ring of Haldor, and how Gauderion became king. Gauderion is the King David character in the history of Altaran, so his story his a creative retelling of the life of the Biblical King David. I was interested in exploring how King David could both be a man after God's own heart and also capable of great evil and why he would multiply wives for himself. In order to develop the individual character of each wife, I limited their number to four in Gauderion's life and attempted to show what motivated him to add them.