Author: Nathan Chandler
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Civil war is a curse that touches everyone, including King Tashdar of the Mulamar. When he is ordered by a powerful and mysterious stranger to send warriors toward Kanai and Kadisha to slaughter everyone, Tashdar has no choice but to obey. As the Hebari emperor’s palace is invaded, only one man escapes—a captain of the guard to whom the emperor has entrusted the safety of his remaining two children. Moments later, the emperor’s legacy is erased from the face of the earth.
More than forty years later, Pasha Nuvahli of the Sashramans tribe, greatest of the king’s warriors, is devastated when his wife is murdered and his son is kidnapped. Overcome with despair as war and a dangerous sorcerer threaten the southern tribes, Pasha soon finds himself in a crisis of faith as he ponders why Daiyu has allowed such sorrow to befall him. But after he learns of an ancient prophecy and his hidden connection to the last emperor of the south, Pasha is sent by King Juktan to seek an alliance with the five other Hebari tribes and lead them against an ancient enemy from the north. Suddenly, his life takes on a new meaning.
In this compelling story, a worried king looks to his greatest warrior to unify the south with the hope the young soldier can save his people before all is lost forever.
Yes. During the writing of this book I learned from my brother who is also a writer and I learned from the writings of Conn Iggulden how to present narrative fiction. Conn Iggulden read some of my book and the advice he gave me will help me get better as I continue to write. I do know that my writing and the final draft of ‘Warrior of the Way’ is a lot better than what I was writing when I was 13. When I was 13 my writing was all over the place. I would detail too much and I had enormous story gaps and I would just write too much without saying much. I learned to be more clear and concise in my writing, something my brother helped me a lot with. The awesome thing is my brothers and my parents never discouraged me from writing at such a young age and the help my brother gave me just motivated me to get better. All in all I’ve learned how to be a better storyteller and how to keep in mind the needs of the readers when I write. Keeping the needs of the readers in mind was something I struggled with when I first started but now I believe I’ve made substantial improvements.
My favorite quality about myself is also my least favorite. Its my favorite and least favorite because it has tremendous advantages and some significant disadvantages. I’m long-suffering. I will never give up something I like or believe in even if I might not be that good at it, even if I’ll probably fail at it. I’ll take tremendous amounts of time working on it even when I could be doing something more worthwhile. I estimate that from age 13-24 I spent hundreds of hours writing this story, hours that could have gone towards something else. This a quality that is my strength but I need to learn how to use it more wisely so I don’t overlook other things that are equally important.
Nathan Chandler received an associate’s degree in technical Spanish translation from Oklahoma State University–Oklahoma City and currently attends the University of Oklahoma, where he is majoring in international business with an emphasis in Chinese language. Nathan resides in Norman, Oklahoma, where he continues to write.