Dr. Mark Murphy (Savannah, GA)
Author of The Curse of the Thrax
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- He is the acclaimed author of The Shadow Man (2012)
- He will release The Curse of the Thrax in June, the first volume in The Bloodsword Trilogy
- Dr. Murphy writes a regular Op-Ed column in the Savannah Morning News
- Voted as “Savannah’s Best Gastroenterologist” by the readers of Savannah magazine
ABOUT THE BOOK
The children of the Godswood Village grew up hearing stories about the Thrax, a fearsome dragon “with scales like iron plates and teeth as long as battle swords.” Because the Thrax had not been seen in over 100 summers, these always seemed like fairy tales to Jaykriss, the 14-year-old son of Glyndich, the powerful village War Chief.
Until the Thrax returned—and killed Jaykriss’s father.
Jaykriss dreams of avenging his father’s death by subduing the Thrax and recovering the Bloodsword, a treasured family heirloom Glyndich lost while battling the dragon.
Although he is not a warrior like his father, Jaykriss realizes that he can use his intellect to defeat the Thrax, recover the Bloodsword and save his family. But he soon realizes that there are other secrets he must contend with, including his own fate. It could be the destiny of Jaykriss to save the world—but that destiny, however great, may cost him his life.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mark Murphy is a nationally recognized physician and award-winning writer whose first novel, The Shadow Man, was published in 2012. He has been selected for membership in “America’s Top Doctors” every year since 2003, and has been voted as “Savannah’s Best Gastroenterologist” by the readers of Savannah magazine every year that award has been given. Dr. Murphy writes a regular Op-Ed column in the Savannah Morning News, has been a student at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival a number of years, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the acclaimed Savannah Book Festival.
“This young hero’s journey is highly readable and never short on exciting plot twists” – ForeWord Reviews