New Fantasy Novel Offers Easy, Enchanting Reading

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Brett Stuart Smith combines science fiction, fairytale elements in ‘The Eye of Disparager’.

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Brett Stuart Smith weaves a captivating tale of magic and mystery, recounting the adventures of a protagonist on a quest to discover the truth of his past and forge the path of his destiny in "The Eye of Disparager: Book One of The Legend of the Bloodstone" (published by Trafford Publishing).

In a tale reminiscent of the works of Lewis and Tolkien, readers are transported to the land of Alton Savia, where three kingdoms live under the rules of an age-old alliance. Dorian Arillon, the story’s hero, is a young man eager to escape the remote village he has known all his life. The chance comes sooner than he expected after a sudden turn of events catapults him into a world of intrigue and magic.

Meanwhile, across Alton Savia a dark force has started to gather in the North, and as rumors of a resurgence of the Order of the Obsidian Mask swirl, the Southern Alliance begins to prepare for battle.

Joined by Gwyneth Cairn, the princess of Voltar, two soldiers from a secret brotherhood, the leader of that brotherhood and Wurt, an adventurous dwarf who aides the group along the way, Dorian forges ahead in a world where forces of nature can be controlled at will by a select few who have the ability to change the course of destiny.

"At the heart of our existence is the notion that we are somehow special," Smith writes. "Heroes on the stage of life, where we have a role to play in the fight against everything that seeks to bring us down. We all want to dream, to fly, to escape, and most of all find our purpose and to be loved."

About the Author
Brett Stuart Smith was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, and lived through an ever-changing landscape. He attended various schools but spent his high school years at Glenwood Boys High in Durban where he majored in English, biology, geography and art and won the art and art history prize. He matriculated with academic honors and went on to study English, speech and drama at university.

After his military service he traveled Europe for two years and dabbled in theatre, landing a role in two indie plays in South Africa. He worked in sales and hospitality in South Africa, the United Kingdom, Spain and Greece through the early ’90s. He co-owned a popular restaurant and night club in Durban during the late ’90s and joined the travel industry with Flight Centre in 1999. Today, he is a qualified corporate trainer, facilitator and assessor working for the Flight Centre Group in Australia. This is his first novel.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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