Grim Knights (The Grim Chronicles Book 1) by D.R. Martin
A magical epic adventure intended for young adult fans of Narnia, Mistmantle, and Redwall, with a touch of Hogwarts meets Band of Brothers. Book one introduces Howl, the boy wizard, on a knight’s quest to save his mountain home from war. Aided by talking animals and elemental magic, he enlists brave allies from the land of men and dwarfs. Together, they find love and friendship, while facing fiery dragons and fighting heroic battles on land, sea, and air. The story is told from various animal perspectives, and presents themes of family, friendship, laughter, and shared struggles in wartime. The book pays tribute to the sacrifice of military families and includes chapter illustrations to celebrate pivotal characters and scenes. Your feedback is always vital to improve the series. All reviews are welcome and appreciated.
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D.R. Martin is the author and illustrator of The Grim Chronicles. He originally conceived of the series while working as a teacher in Bangkok, Thailand.
He is the youngest of eight children in a navy family. He pursued his love of storytelling with a B.A. in Film Studies from the University of Utah and an M.A. in Media Management from Columbia College in Chicago.
D.R. is also a painter and illustrator of silly designs and now lives with his wife, son, and two cats in the suburbs of Chicago.