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Back to Hymal, back to the orcs! And everything ends in disaster again, of course. Could Danuwil really be dead? At least Nikko is able to free a prisoner from the orcs‘ clutches. But who is he?
Back home again, everything is even worse. Khondharr marches against Hocatin, and the people of the landgraviate have no choice but to flee. But where can anyone feel safe in a world filled with danger? Besides, Nikko still has a very specific goal of his own, and he can’t let himself be distracted from it …
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Nikko ran to the prisoners and found, to his relief, that two of them still lived. They were hurt, certainly, but not dead. But at the sight of the shattered head of the third prisoner, a bloody mass swelling from his fracture skull, Nikko could only turn aside and vomit. When he’d recovered, he slid the envoy’s dagger from its sheath on his belt and set to work cutting the prisoners‘ bonds.
“Let me do that,” the nobleman said, gasping for air. He had just dispatched the last of the orcs. “Your small blade will take forever.”
Born in 1977, Niels Bernhardt has been an avid devotee of the fantasy genre since his youth, through literature, pen-and-paper role-playing and computer games. The idea for “The Warlock of Hymal” has been many years in the making, and Niels finally began writing the story in spring 2011.
Niels studied physics at the Humboldt University of Berlin before going on to complete his doctoral degree in mathematics at the University of Auckland. After stints working as a scientist, he moved into the patents field, and worked for some time for a well-known law office in Munich. He returned to Berlin in 2012, where he works for a major manufacturer of aircraft engines.