Welcome to book one of the Cavalier Trilogy!
Book one, THE CAVALIER, is now available! Follow the links below to purchase it or go directly to Amazon.com and search for "The Cavalier." Love to have a review on Amazon if you like it. Or, go to my blog at twiinentertainment.wordpress.com to give me your feedback. You can also visit me on Facebook and look for Twiin Entertaiment.
The Cavalier summary
An Ancient evil has awakened in the lands of Kraawn. An evil that threatened the lands long ago, now stirs deep in the Black Lands of the North.
Cavaliers, the guardians of the righteous, have long been the protectors of Kraawn. Trained in combat and blessed with the powers of the gods, these warriors roam the lands using their skills to fight back the power of the Forsworn, a trio of evil gods whose ultimate goal is to blanket the world in a mist of darkness.
But something has been slaying these warriors and now the lands of Kraawn are at risk, the path of invasion paved by the deaths of the only guardians capable of combating the dark powers of the Forsworn. But not all is lost. A young boy, a cripple raised in a small mountain town, will become Kraawn’s only hope.
Jonas Kanrene thought his life was limited to helping his mother survive in the desolate Tundren Mountains. Then one night a stranger arrives, a powerful cavalier, bringing with him hope, life,…and death, and becoming a catalyst for all the change that was about to dismantle Jonas’s world. Can the powers of good fight back the horde of evil amassing in the north? Can Jonas grow into the man, the warrior, the cavalier capable of stopping the Forsworn? One thing is certain. The lands of Kraawn will never again be the same.
Praise for the Cavalier!
Here is the latest review from Fantasy Review:
"The Cavalier: Book One in the Cavalier Trilogy By Jason L. McWhirter
Book Review by M. G. Russell: author of Joshua of Gaia: The Lost Elderzamia
This intensely written novel of fantasy and magic, good and evil, draws you in to a rich tapestry; the world that author Jason L. McWhirter has created. The Cavalier (Book One of the Cavalier Trilogy) is a descriptively strong story, staying true to the style of similar fantasy novels. If you enjoy being drawn into a world laced with heroes, goblins, orcs and magic, then this is the story is for you. McWhirter's use of language is appealing to those who enjoy the old world fantasies of townspeople, blacksmiths, knights and Wizards; you will be drawn to this book.
The Cavalier, set in 5045, opens on a dark gathering of three men of Kraawn who await the Wizard Gullanin to raise their evil Lord into the world of the living. Meanwhile, a cripple boy, Jonas Kanrene is chanced upon by an intimidating warrior in his small town; a Cavalier. This breed of soldier has been charged with the protection of Kraawn. When this random meeting brings this boy to the attention of the cavalier, he is tied to the plight of these highly trained warriors and finds himself drawn into the battle. Has this chance encounter set in motion something greater than Jonas and his little town in the mountains? And can he deliver with the weight of so much on his shoulders? Set one thousand years after the Great War when evil seems to be rising again, will the fate of this land depend solely on this boy with no discernible strengths? Will Jonas’ training as a Cavalier give him the power he needs to go all the way?
Although quite a heavy read, this book sets up a long and rewarding trilogy journey for the reader laced with spells, battle scenes and the plight of Jonas against the rising dark forces. I look forward to the next phase as Jason L. McWhirter has done an effective job in leaving us all hanging at the end of this book. This is a promising first novel from a self-published author. I am very much looking forward to the next installment."
"The Cavalier is more than just a classic good vs. evil fantasy epic, though it certainly fits that mold. The author understands that while hero's fight epic battles for fame and glory, the daily struggles of a common man to maintain a well-purposed life are no less valorous.
Jonas is a young hero who overcomes debilitating origins through the grace of powerful forces he isn't sure he believes in, let alone understands. Through his experiences, and those of his compatriots, the author explores the shades of grey that lie between blackest evil and purest light.
The Cavalier is not all character development and philosophical exposition, though. Fast-paced and well-written - with more than a few plot twists - at its heart, this story is a rollicking good action-fantasy full of nightmarish evil, heroic characters, and tautly written action scenes that crackle with intensity.
Take a journey through the lands of Kraawn with Jonas. You won't be disappointed!" Jason Halvorson
"Best fantasy I've read in a long time. The characters, creatures and landscapes are original and complex. The action is detailed in a way that makes you feel like you are there in the middle of it all. It's easy to immerse yourself in the lives of the characters, and connect with them. Jason McWhirter has created a fantasy that leaves me hungry for the next book." Trisha Malisch
"'The Cavalier' is standout storytelling with character development at its best. Jason McWhirter is the best new author of 2012! I can't wait for the next installment of what will undoubtably be the fantasy trilogy of the decade!" John McCloskey