Nova Fannum: A Novel
A sword hangs above the mantle of the Trout and Truffles Inn where young Jeffrey Jefford tends to the family business for his sickly mother. His father went searching (again) for hidden treasure - this time with two very suspicious-looking men.
After months of waiting for his father's return, Jeffrey sets out to find him, armed only with the sword and his black raven. Along the way he is betrayed time and again, and must battle warriors and creatures from strange lands. Jeffrey's fate is determined by the mysterious sword and one of six ancient coins that his father had hidden away.
As an unwilling player in a role he didn't choose, Jeffrey discovers new friends and old dangers. His destiny is divinely chosen - and fulfilled - when he believes that there is more to life than tending to travelers at the Trout and Truffles.
Books by D. Brian Shafer