Fantasy Made In Germany
An unexpected journey turns into a nightmare. Nikko, a simple farm lad, suddenly finds himself running for his life. Dark executioners, orcs, a strange land brimming with danger … and little hope of a happy end in sight! Only with the aid of an extraordinary weapon does Nikko manage to escape with his life.
Back home again, undreamt of opportunities open up. The landgrave takes Nikko into his service, but soon sends him back to that alien land. Then Nikko learns something that will change his life forever.
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Brand new translation of Germany’s successful independent fantasy series
Everything happened very fast. Nikko heard a distant click, followed by a whirring sound! Then there was a muffled thump, and with an agonized groan, as if the last breath of life was leaving him, Thorodos collapsed! Horrified, Nikko pressed one hand firmly over his mouth to choke a scream trying to escape. With wide, terrified eyes, he stared at the place where Thorodos now lay, a pool of blood spreading scarlet beneath him.
“Old fool!” the stranger laughed aloud.
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.