Miguel Lopez de Leon on the cover
of the December 2020 issue of
Story Monsters Ink magazine.
Caspian Wells, a district leader, and the strongest water elemental in his domain, has just been nominated to join The Five—a council of the most powerful rulers that govern the land of Merr. Before he can claim his seat on the ruling council, Caspian must first conquer a series of quests in four different realms.
Nes: The Bird Realm
Fros: The Ice Realm
Thew: The Warrior Realm
Dron: The Underwater Realm
During his quests, Caspian must face winged adversaries, manipulative spectral phantoms, deadly serpentine foes, and cunning merfolk.
Will he succeed and rule Merr? Or will he lose everything trying to reach a position he never had any hope of attaining?
From the award-winning author who brought you the Galadria trilogy, Carry the Knight, The Unicorn,
The Covens of Elmeeria, The Light Dweller,
Babble Magic, and It Took Billy comes a new young-adult fantasy that explores the nature of leadership and the risks people take to reach the top.
Caspian spent his entire life trying to be good.
Now he might have to give up everything to be great.
Blue Cloak Warrior
IAN Book of the Year Awards
"Each quest tests Cas through his perseverance, strength, and power of his water elemental abilities. By facing these various beings he's being pushed to show his cunning, intelligence, and warrior-spirit which are at the heart of what makes this an epic fantasy adventure. The world is magical and otherworldly which brings Cas' journey to life by creating a hero to root for as he tackles each quest, and each time you cheer him on to succeed. This is perfect for those seeking a modern epic of a hero's quest that weaves legendary beings and elemental fantasy into a fun plot that has action, adventure, and heroics. Blue Cloak Warrior is action-packed, with many trials, and has the perfect challenges for Cas to face. For a great adventure, I highly recommend reading Blue Cloak Warrior. Readers will not be disappointed!"
- Liz Konkel, Pacific Book Review
"As the story begins, Caspian is invited to become one of The Five, a council that rules the planet. But first he must conquer a challenge from each of the other realms. The challenges enable de Leon to depict the people, geography, and quirks of each realm, and readers become intimately acquainted with council members. The author skillfully brings this alien world alive through lively dialogue and description. The author blends science fiction and fantasy to create a compelling story and unique setting. Readers will undoubtedly welcome more tales that develop his intriguing world, should de Leon decide to offer them."