A truly multifaceted story full of vivid images, exciting struggles, and a spirit of hope for young adult readers everywhere
Ann Arbor, Mi. (PRWEB) October 24, 2014
Author John H. Underhill’s idea for “Lords of Kerballa” (published by Xlibris) first came to him when his son was suffering a severe attack of croup. In order to calm him down the author made up a story on the spot about the adventures of his son with an elf named Morduc. Morduc’s adventures with his son, and then his grandson, became family favorites. In hopes that other young people might be similarly entertained by the quirky quest adventures of the two, the author has collected and coordinated the first third of them in this fast moving and suspenseful story of love, magic, loyalty and successful derring-do.
“Lords of Kerballa” follows the young knight, Red John, who is in love with a beautiful princess and wishes to one day marry her. But this dream is shattered when the Master of Darkness takes the princess captive. Red John sets out on a quest to free her accompanied by his friend Morduc, an Elven Prince. Together they endure harsh jungle terrain, dark caverns and unseen and deadly foes of air and water to save the princess and free the great port city of Kerballa from the tyranny of the Master of Darkness.
This book is a combination of a beloved bedtime story and quest fantasty/romance. “Lords of Kerballa” is a truly multifaceted story full of vivid images, exciting struggles, and a spirit of hope for young adult readers everywhere.
“Lords of Kerballa”
By John H. Underhill
Hardcover | 6x9in | 334pages | ISBN 9781499067484
Softcover | 6x9in | 334pages | ISBN 9781499067491
E-Book | 334pages | ISBN 9781499067477
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
John H. Underhill has had a 42 year teaching career in college and high school, 33 of them as English Department Chair at Greenhills School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He retired in 2004 and began to assemble the stories of Morduc’s adventures, the first of which is “Lords of Kerballa.” He is one of the founders of the Acorn Glen Center for Self Directed Learning in Ann Arbor and has taught literature, Government, and Geometry at Adventurers Homeschool Cooperative in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He holds a BA in English from Amherst College, and an MA and Ed.D. in English from the University of Michigan. For the last three years he has been the Director and Advisor of the Drama Club at Washtenaw International High School, a new International Baccalaureate school in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Mr. Underhill is married to Diana C. Underhill and lives in Ann Arbor with her and their cat, Katherine the Great.
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