First-time author Michael Alexander Beas debuts with a brand new fantasy fiction, titled “Strump: A World of Shadows”. While “The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug” is ruling the box office, Beas is taking humble steps in creating the next breathtaking saga that could take fantasy fiction lovers by storm and carve for himself a place among legendary authors like J. R. R. Tolkien and J. K. Rowling.
“Strump: A World of Shadows” takes place in a mystical world known as Strump, where two fictional Kingdoms, The Blue Kingdom and Old Kingdom, connect the past and present into an adventure to see who will become the true and rightful King. With many characters being tested and choices made, allegiances challenged, broken, made or re-made, loyalty and integrity become the radiating theme that shines throughout the tale.
Upon the death of King Aerostat II, two brothers fight for the keys to the throne of their father’s Blue Kingdom. Through a labyrinth of lies and deceit, the Shadow Lord uses the older of the two brothers to unite a magical Game Board called Strump. If successful, a shadow uprising would bring death and destruction upon all the inhabitants of the Blue Kingdom.
The search for truth in “Strump: A World of Shadows” becomes an enchanted adventure where readers can join humans and mermen, pirates and mice, sorcerers and pixies, as they make alliances to defend their Kingdom before it falls into “a world of shadows”. Beas has seamlessly blended a truly magical world, intriguing characters, gripping storyline with countless twists and turns, and powerful lessons into one thrilling tale.
“Writing a fantasy novel has always been one of my heart’s desires. However, actually sitting down and doing so was another story. I had many ideas so I began to write them down. Then I conjured up a map and started to write. I also, read a great deal of legendary fantasy books and did my best to learn from the masters,” says Beas. “Hopefully it will be a new magical world that [readers]…share with their children, family and friends alike.”