I met Brae at the Great American Authors Exposition in Reno last spring. I have had the pleasure of speaking with him on several occasions since. He is a wonderful person and a talented author.
By Brae Wyckoff, author of The Horn King Series
I have been asked numerous times to talk about the fantasy genre and what it means to me. At first, I only thought it to be an absurd question because it seemed black and white to me but as time has gone by and the more I truly think about this question in particular it is now that I am ready to answer this.
We have all heard the slogan “good vs evil” which is part of the foundation of good fantasy stories but that is not the core value in my eyes. As a writer who passionately loves this genre I searched deep and found that the root of all fantasy is based on destiny and purpose. As a reader I am eager to get into a story where I can relate or want to be the main character. Why? Because they have a calling in their life and they are stepping into, sometimes on purpose while other times due to circumstance, their destiny. Each of us has a call on our lives. We dream about it. We want it to unfold and to know what we are supposed to do in our life. Destiny is not something we wait for but something to be discovered.
The Orb of Truth is my first book and it has won several awards and has been compared to Lord of the Rings and Dungeon and Dragons.
Voted #1 Best Fantasy Book Under the Radar!
Voted #1 Best Christian Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book!
Voted #1 Best Indie Fantasy Book!
Voted #1 Best World Building!
Voted #1 Epic Fantasy Worth Your Time!
Voted #1 Awesome Action!
Voted #1 Best Supporting Characters!
The Dragon God is the sequel and has been stated to be better than the first book.
Voted “BEST New Epic Fantasy”
Rated “TOP Fantasy Book” for a series
Here are some reviews:
“Fans of Tolkien should lap up Brae Wyckoff’s book. Can Wyckoff actually write? Yes he can.” San Francisco Book Review
“With magic rocks and dwarf slaves, this is a cross between Temple of Doom and Lord of the Rings.” – Raven Reviewer
About the Author
Brae Wyckoff is an award winning and internationally acclaimed author, born and raised in San Diego, CA. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Jill, for over 20 years, and they have three children. He has a beautiful grandson named Avery. Brae has been an avid RPG gamer since 1985. His passion for mysterious realms and the supernatural inspired him to write The Orb of Truth, the first in a series of fantasy action adventures.
What’s next for Brae Wyckoff?
The third book, The Vampire King, will be out early 2015.
He also has his first children’s book set in the same fantasy genre and utilizing the same characters. Illustrations will be done by a Disney artist and is set to come out early 2015.