N. K. Carlson

N. K. Carlson is a Storyteller living in the Panhandle of Texas. In his day job as a pastor, he tells divine stories of light and dark, good and evil. This vocation carries over into the writing of fiction, as the same themes are prevalent in his work. In addition to the book you are holding, he is the author of Shadow and Sword, which is Book One of The Chronicles of Terrasohnen. He is also the author of The Things That Charm Us and co-author of The Smelly Gospel. When he is not writing, he is probably reading, playing guitar, attending a sporting event, or spending time with his wife, Haley, and their two sons.


The word was just below a whisper, yet in sixteen-year-old Reith’s ears, it rang louder than he could have ever imagined. Reith had his life in order: apprentice under his mentor, Master Chronicler Vereinen, and follow in his footsteps. Until a shadowy figure appeared in his village, burning everything to the ground, including Reith’s future. Now Reith’s mentor is missing and Reith is on the run from the mysterious Shadow.

Reith adventures through magical forests, ancient ruins, and the lands of prejudiced elves to find his mentor, learn the secret of his sword and unravel the mystery of the Shadow.

Will Reith discover the truth or will the Shadow continue to fall over all of Terrasohnen?

Clashes on a pirate ship, battles on a castle wall, and an ancient secret unfolds. When life or death is at stake, one side must make a sacrifice to win.


After fleeing the Elven capital, Reith and his friends must race across Terrasohnen to warn the dwarves of the Shadow’s long reach. Each new revelation brings even more questions and Reith has so much to learn about Shadows and his mysterious sword. Time is against Reith. Death stalks him in the desert, mountains, and sea, and the ever present darkness looms large over all.


Will they reach the dwarves in time to prevent more death? Or will the Shadow’s destruction be too great, consuming everyone in the kingdoms of Terrasohnen?