Title: The Green Dagger (BlackMyst Trilogy #2)
Author: Kelly Hess
Published: December 2, 2014
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy
ExcerptAs the raft reached the dock, Fritz saw the boatman more clearly. He sent a bolt of terror up Fritz’s back. The man was pale and wrinkled and hunched over. He had the faintest wisps of long white hair that clung to his head, damp from the mist. He wore a white robe, and the bottom of it hung over the edge of the raft into the water. But the most frightening part of him was that he had no eyes; there were only sockets. The raft stopped at the dock’s edge and the man turned and faced Fritz. “We wish to cross,” Fritz said. The man held out his hand, palm up, expecting payment. Fritz pulled his satchel from his shoulder and stepped towards the boatman. “I have gold. How much do–” “No!” The old man bellowed. The sound was horrible, unlike anything Fritz had ever heard. He stopped, startled. The old boatman pointed at Fritz. More specifically, he pointed at Fritz’s stomach, directly where the dagger was strapped beneath his cloak. “I don’t understand,” Fritz said, opening his satchel. “I have a great deal of gold.” “Leave it,” the boatman moaned, his hideous voice like needles in Fritz's ears.
Title: Eyes of the Enemy (BlackMyst Trilogy #1)
Author: Kelly Hess
Genre: MG, Fantasy
Published: June 30, 2014
When a rogue band of the dreaded Sorak attacks his village, twelve-year-old Beynn Firehand escapes into the darkness of BlackMyst Forest to find help. During his quest, Beynn discovers his own powerful magic abilities. The price of his newfound powers, however, may be higher than he ever imagined.
About the Author
Kelly Hess grew up with a love of reading science fiction and fantasy that inspired him to write his own fantasy trilogy. He lives in Vacaville, California with his wife and son, and is putting the final details on the last book of his BlackMyst Trilogy: The Third Power.