R.F. Dinoso



R.F. Dinoso is a passionate fan of the fantasy genre. Some of his favorite authors include R.A. Salvatore, George R. R. Martin, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. He is an engineer by day and a writer by night. In 1990, he left the Philippines at the age of thirteen and immigrated to the United States with his family. They landed in Slidell, Louisiana where he now lives with his loving wife.

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Fierce Winds Rising

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Fierce Winds Rising: Tales of the Ersellian Winds, Book 1

Dark skies loom over the continent of Ersellis.

The ambitious Artem Harroll, in pursuit of honor and distinction, sets a plan into motion to reclaim lands that formerly belonged to his kingdom.

The dutiful Seralynd Westerberg, desperate to bring her rapidly declining kingdom back to prosperity, decides on a rash course of action that will forever shape her destiny.

Together, they forge an alliance that will shatter the balance of power in Ersellis and drag the continent to the brink of war.

In the neighboring state, a group of elite mercenaries--The White Feather Company--prepare for the inevitable conflict. Through the leadership of their commander, the fiery Rosamund Red, they tackle difficult tasks to secure the future of their company and safeguard the Republic of Isoldien, their employer.

As the fierce winds of the coming storm rise, those who are wise enough scheme and maneuver to advance their personal interests. Steel and magic will collide in a deadly game of wits. Who will prevail, and who will be forgotten? In the midst of chaos, strength and resolve will be tested, nameless heroes will fulfill their duties, and the commoners will endure. For some, it is business as usual.


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