The Wind Riders. Fabled pirates, who sail the skies on magic airships, protecting the weak and harassing the tyrannical Clerics who rule the giant city of Tyr. Their very name conjures up dreams of freedom and whispers of hope amongst the slaves forced to mine Mergoran crystals in the mountains, the only known source of magic in the world. That is, until the Wind Riders are attacked and nearly destroyed by the Clerics, who have somehow managed to build an airship of their own.
With many of their ships destroyed and their people dead, the surviving Wind Riders are forced to send a small group of volunteers into the heart of Tyr, the den of their hated enemies. They must find allies to help them purify crystals, the only way the Wind Riders can continue to fly their remaining ships. Failure would mean certain death for everyone ever known as a Wind Rider, as Tyr prepares its next attack, one that will eradicate them from existence.
About the Author
Born in New Orleans and raised in Houston, Kris Kramer has been a native of Dallas, TX since 1987 and graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in Computer Science. Starting off his professional life as a software developer, Kris spent his free time writing stories and screenplays for all the crazy ideas he had in that hyper-imaginative brain. After letting the I.T. industry suck his soul away for over a decade, he decided to make a go of his new passion for storytelling, and has been writing frantically ever since.
Having recently finished his first full-length novel, Sanctuary, Kris is now working on his 2014 slate of books, which includes the sequel to Sanctuary, a new science fiction novel called Olympia, and the follow-ups to Tales of the Lore Valley, The Organization, and his collaboration with fellow authors Alistair McIntyre and Patrick Underhill, The Rise of Cithria. In his spare time, he chauffeurs his daughter around, watches movies, and tries to catch some basketball on TV.
Says Kris: “Who wants to read about me? I write because my characters are FAR more interesting than I’ve ever been.”