Matthew Dickerson, professor and member of the Environmental Studies program at Middlebury College, is the author of several books, including: The Rood and the Torc: The Song of Kristinge, Son of Finn, a work of medieval heroic historic fiction; The Gifted: Book 1 of the Daegmon War, a fantasy novel; Downstream: Reflections on Brook Trout, Fly Fishing, and the Waters of Appalachia, creative narrative non-fiction co-authored with David O’Hara; From Homer to Harry Potter: a Handbook of Myth and Fantasy, co-authored with David O’Hara; Narnia and the Fields of Arbol: the Environmental Vision of C.S.Lewis, co-authored with David O’Hara; Ents, Elves and Eriador: the Environmental Vision of J.R.R.Tolkien, co-authored with Jonathan Evans; and, most recently:Trout in the Desert: On Human Habits, Fly Fishing, and the Cold Waters of the Arid Southwest.
Dickerson's latest novel, book two in the Daegmon War series, The Betrayed, is now available! In our store and online.
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The centuries-old war against the Daegmon Lord has been dormant for generations. Knowledge of the Gifts--mystical powers of healing and shaping, of speech with creatures, of knowledge, and of supernatural strength in battle--has faded into dim folklore.
When a daegmon suddenly returns to wreak desolation and destruction on Gondisle, the peoples of the great island are thrown into turmoil and despair. Their hopes seems to rest in one small band led by a young Westwash fisher woman named Elynna and her Andani hunter-guide Thimeon. Gathered from among the many peoples of Gondisle, this band sets out to pursue their terrible foe and defend their tribes and villages. But their numbers are few, and only a handful of them are among the Gifted.When victory turns into defeat, and their own king and his armies turn against them, their situation grows even more hopeless. Knowledge must be found in old stories, hope in lost talismans, and strength in the discovery of more Gifts. But more than anything, help must come from Illengond itself, the Holy Mountain.