The Seer

The Seer - A Bronan the Druid Story - Book 1

They say he fed the heads of their enemies to a chained dragon. And mixed potions by the light of a caged fairy. No one could say with certainty where he was born, but they blamed that foreign place for his heathen upbringing. He rode on the wind and spoke to trees and could transform himself into any creature at all. And, of course, kill a man with a thought. Immortal was he, so the whispers swore, powerful and with the gift of Sight that let him see not only into a man's soul, but the future, the past and everything in between. So they say...

But beyond the myth? The people of Edenshire knew one concrete truth. Bronan the Druid would lay down his life for them.

The last line of defence against despot King Barry the Red, Bronan must fight a battle for their survival and with himself. Only a man despite all his powers, he flounders in indecision. An old hurt says he broke his own honour. And so unworthy, his visions hold only the flames of destruction.

He's damned. But without him, Edenshire is doomed.

While wrestling his demons, he champions for Land, Goddess and a righteous cause along with the orphaned Princess Brigit. And ends up a wanted man. Barry wants him dead and the aging honour guard alongside him - irksome reminders of their well-loved former King Manfred. Whose stolen throne Barry bathes in innocent blood.

While the Goddess waits for justice.

They have one hope. He must reveal a magical trust from the time of Brigit's father. Because without it?

Sorcerous fury, righteous vengeance and Bronan's sacred oak grove won't save them.


4 out of 4 stars  "this is an exciting and suspenseful book about magic, secrets, spies, greed, jealousy and envy."  "It is interesting, suspenseful and an enjoyable read. I recommend it to fans of fantasy novels. It is a story of love, loyalty and brotherhood." - kimmyschemy06's review for

5-Stars! "in many ways, a typical sword and sorcery tale" "It was a little wittier than the usual tale in this genre" "The Seer has a serious, complicated plot, but it is not mind-numbingly dramatic. JD Stanley handles telling the story by using a deft sense of balance"

"Princess Briget, Bronan, even Barry, all were made more believable by JD Stanley's expert way of using wit and irony to tell a story." "I don't see how the story could have been moved along any better. I like magic and mayhem. I like characters who are complicated. That is why I loved The Seer." - Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite Book Reviews and Award Contest

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About JD Stanley

JD Stanley is a Book Excellence Award winning historical and speculative fantasy author of Blood Runner. A Bardic Druid, member of the OBOD (Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids) and ordained minister of the ULC, JD honed voice and audio editing chops in the late 80s as a radio announcer and studio engineer before embracing a lifelong guy-behind-the-curtain freelance career as a commercial and content copywriter, editor, screenwriter and script doctor.

The fictional worlds of Mary Stewart, Colleen McCullough, Tolkien, Heinlein and Cervantes bent JD’s world perception into a magical place of unlikely heroes, quests and the interconnectedness of past and future with a dollop of Monty Python silliness on top. Unapologising mythology junkie, sorcery of science lover and student of human interaction, JD’s combined passions weave rich historical fantasy explorations into good and evil where flawed heroes struggle to get out of their own way to do the right thing.

JD is co-executive producer, screenwriter and webmaster for the independent film promotion and production company, Bony Fiddle, and coaches written and spoken communication for business at an Internet technology company in Toronto.

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