‘The Chronicles of Rylet’ Depicts Elemental Warrior’s Odyssey

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Douglas Pickard’s new novel portrays epic adventure set in sprawling high-fantasy setting.

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a heartfelt depiction of the quintessential hero’s journey, a mythic tapestry that is creatively unrestrained and unique yet universal in its appreciation of timeless humanistic themes

Douglas Pickard takes readers to a fantastic world where they will join a young elemental warrior as he discovers his heritage, comes of age and strives to muster the strength to face the dark forces threatening all existence. These are the “The Chronicles of Rylet” (published by Xlibris), an adventure epic in scale, soulful in theme and resonant in its depiction of the battle between good and evil.

Long ago, a great evil appeared and nearly destroyed the entire world; his name was Laccid. Along with his army of shadow beasts, he laid waste to anyone who stood in his path. The only ones who were able to stop him were a group of warriors known as the elementals. These five warriors, each with the ability to control one of the elements, defeated Laccid and his legions of shadow beasts, but some escaped. Those five elementals would go on to become the first Guardians of Nature. Fearing another threat would come along in the future, the elementals created weapons known as the element daggers. These daggers would possess the soul of the previous guardians and change form when the new guardian is chosen.

Five hundred years later, the young elemental Rylet has the task of discovering which element power he will receive. Readers will see if he can attain the power of fire like his father, Blazent, the current Fire Guardian, or the power of wind, like the Wind Guardian Soren, his uncle. They will find out if the present guardians will be strong enough to face the looming threat – if they even have a chance to defeat a powerful foe from centuries past.

“The Chronicles of Rylet” is a heartfelt depiction of the quintessential hero’s journey, a mythic tapestry that is creatively unrestrained and unique yet universal in its appreciation of timeless humanistic themes.

“The Chronicles of Rylet”
By Douglas Pickard
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 98 pages | ISBN 9781503571686
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 98 pages | ISBN 9781503571693
E-Book | 98 pages | ISBN 9781503571709
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Douglas Pickard was born and raised in Gloucester Township.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.
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