Saturday, July 14, 2012


Validus Smith has three goals. Stay alive. Save the world. Finish her homework.

For centuries the paladins protected the Earth from a creeping darkness known as the Blight. That all changed when a new enemy destroyed the paladins, plunging the free worlds into danger. Validus Smith—an ordinary girl in an ordinary town—is next in line to become the paladin. Untrained, unsure of her destiny, and hunted by monstrous forces, she must recover the fabled Sword of Six Worlds, the only weapon capable of defeating the Blight. The Sword, however, is not on Earth, but in a strange fantasy world connected to her own. In an unfamiliar world of monsters, talking animals and living rocks, can an ordinary girl like Validus survive?

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  2. This looks awesome Matt! Kid friendly I assume? This looks like the kind of book my oldest daughter loves. And I can never resist a good paladin fighting against the Blight story. Can't wait.

    Mike Berk
    Non author, but occasionally inspired to write stuff

  3. Mike, it's absolutely kid friendly. I hope you and your daughter like it! And thanks for the shout out!

  4. Matt, I'm super excited about your new book! We can't wait to read it.

  5. Is it only available in kindle? I still like the feel of paper in my hands. Preferably recycled paper of course...

  6. You are mentioned in this interview:

    Thought you would like to know. :)


  7. When will book two be released? My son is anxiously awaiting it...