Book Details

The Cantrill: The Saga Begins . . .

When eleven-year-old Etob Sheerbain starts learning about the legendary history of his homeland, little does he know that the stories he will hear are about to change his life forever. As the pageant of good and evil, brave men and women, shared values and family lore comes to life, a cloud is darkening on the horizon. As Etob comes to understand his calling as scribe and historian for his people, events are unfolding that will test him as never before. Warm, beautifully imaginative, rich with detail, this is both a sensitive, insightful coming-of-age story and the first installment in a gorgeously woven epic fantasy.


Book Excerpt

Hartwig cautioned his son, 'Do not look back. There is nothing there for you, there never was. Each step we take is a step into our new lives. What it brings, only tomorrow knows. Right now we live for the present and must get back to our homes.......' Hartwig's voice trailed off as he came to a dead stop. He wiped a tear from his eye, clutched his blanket and declared that no matter where they laid their heads to rest it would be their home. 

 "Fear is an illusion powered by the mind, it is not reality. When your mind has no answers or it is not shown what is real, it will take you to places of great worry and conflict."


About the Author

K. Raymond Zabielski

K. Raymond Zabielski is a native of Long Island New York, where he spent time hiking and camping in the Catskill and Adirondack mountains, reinforcing his deep love of nature. He started writing The Cantrill series there. In addition to his passion for storytelling, he loves animals. After a stint in Florida, Zabielski moved to Colorado, back to the mountains, which continue to inspire him as a writer.

Also by K. Raymond Zabielski

The Cantrill Book Two
The Cantrill Book Three