When the queen receives an omen, it can mean only one thing: the fate of all she loves hangs in the balance. The land and its people will topple into chaos if a tenuous alliance cannot be preserved. Her husband misled by sinister forces, her son gone missing, she sends her daughter and father on a journey far to the west to reach the impregnable stronghold of “the True King in Hiding.” There they will seal the truce with her marriage to the old king’s unwilling son and unite against the evil power that seeks to subjugate them. Unless the Imperon has his way. An epic fantasy adventure for young adult and adult readers, The Return of Tachlanad is the first book in the “Sword of Names” series. “The Return of Tachlanad is the engaging first part of a classic fantasy. There is a lost princess, an enchanted prince, a wandering King-to-Be, Wizards, Warlords, half- human slaves, bloodthirsty barbarians, and loveable clowns, alive in a fully-realized landscape where Magic—both Good and Evil—has been reawakened. Touching, authentic characters pursue their quests through this fairy-tale world, and, cross my heart as a bona fide Tolkien fan, you'll care about them.” — Juliet Waldron, author ofGenesee
Five Stars Fantasy isn't my usual genre, but I have to say I loved this book. Ms. Fischer-Brown has done a superb job of world building and peopled it with intriguing characters. It reminded me a lot of Lord of the Rings. This classic good versus evil story is fast paced and hard to put down and I can't wait to read the next book in the series.— A.M. Westerling, author of The Countess' Lucky CharmFive Stars—Amazing fantasy I love books of this genre, a true fantasy with magic and mystery. It grabbed me from the start and I was pulled into a beautiful world that entranced me. … The emotions are deep and the battle between good and evil ensues and many eyes are opened to the truth about others. It is one of the best fantasies I have read and I can not wait to read the rest of this series.Kathy Fischer-Brown has certainly caught my attention and I am ready for the next book. This is definitely a must read."— Positivo, Readingalley5 Stars -- Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite The beauty of The Return of Tachlanad is in the slow unveiling of this wonderful world and its people. Step by step, Kathy Fischer-Brown shows us the people, religion, and magic ofthis kingdom as she also moves the plot along at an exciting pace. TheReturn of Tachlanad sets the series up in such a way that I was eager to start the next book in the series just as soon as I finished this one.This is a series that readers can enjoy for a long time to come andElthwen is a great role model for young girls. Great characters, a goodstory, and excellent writing tell me that Kathy Fischer-Brown is anauthor to keep your eye on. She is quite a talented world builder andknows how to create a vocabulary to describe those worlds.