Bizarre Wilderness Experience Inspires New Young-Adult Fantasy Novel by Author William E. Simpson II

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A bizarre winter's night encounter with wild horses in a remote mountain wilderness area was the inspiration for William E. Simpson's new illustrated young-adult fantasy trilogy titled 'Dark Stallions - Legend of the Centaurians.' Seemingly the lone survivor of an ancient battle between the forces of good and evil, the immortal being 'Aerion' is hiding himself and his secret in plain sight when he assumes the identity of Jack Walker, a handsome young horse trainer in rural Colorado.

Dark Stallions Legend of the Centaurians

'I saw a huge pair of piercing blue eyes staring at me...hovering about seven-feet above the ground.' ~ William Simpson

‘Dark Stallions – Legend of the Centaurians’ is the first work of YA fantasy by author William E. Simpson II and is being released on March 15, 2016.

When author William E. Simpson II took up residence in the rugged mountain wilderness on the Oregon – California border with his wife Laura, he never expected what was to come next. They had acquired land that was in an area that was shrouded with mysteries and Indian lore, including the legendary ‘Big-Foot.’

But after having completed a four-year, 18,000-mile voyage at sea in 2011, that had William and Laura living for months at remote uninhabited islands in the Sea of Cortez and experiencing the wonders and tempests of the deep blue Pacific, what could be more terrifying than thirty-foot seas, a fifty-foot killer whale swimming under your sailboat, or scuba diving at night with sharks?

“It was a moonless night in early January when I went outside with my flashlight to investigate some strange sounds. I must admit that it’s a bit spooky being out at night in the middle of a remote mountain wilderness in the dark and alone. But at the same time, there is something magical about being alone in the wilderness at night under an infinite canopy of stars.

Suddenly in the blackness just beyond the range of my flashlight, a large dark silhouette moved.

I froze as the hair on the back of my neck stood on-end as if I were being electrocuted. It was at that moment that I saw a huge pair of piercing blue eyes staring at me. The eyes seemed to be hovering about seven-feet above the ground. I was initially terrified... was it Big Foot? Suddenly several sets of these 'eyes' were looking at me. As I began to regain my composure, I could make-out the outlines of three black and charcoal-grey stallions hovering in the darkness, watching me... 'Dark Stallions'....

As I drew nearer, I could see that these 'Dark Stallions' were a bachelor band of three wild stallions that had come up to visit our homestead.

That night when I retired, I had a vivid dream about these ‘Dark Stallions’ and an immortal being, Jack Walker. In a galactic instant, Jack Walker’s life flashed through my mind as my head lay on the pillow. The following morning I felt compelled to tell Jack Walker’s story, so I started writing.

I am pleased to note that a significant portion of the sales proceeds from this book will be donated to non-profit organizations, such as Safe Haven Horse Rescue and Sanctuary, and other organizations dedicated to providing advocacy, rescue and sanctuary for wild and domestic horses and burros.” ~ William E. Simpson II

Dark Stallions – Legend of the Centaurians is an exciting new YA fantasy trilogy based on a new mythology and contains seven original illustrations. Dark Stallions - Legend of the Centaurians is on sale now at Amazon.

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