Lance Conrad lives in Utah, surrounded by loving family who are endlessly patient with his many eccentricities. His passion for writing comes from the belief that there are great lessons to be learned as we struggle with our favorite characters in fiction. He spends his time reading, writing, building lasers, and searching out new additions to his impressive collection of gourmet vinegars.
Lance is the author of The Historian Tales fantasy series and winner of Best of State Fiction Author in Utah in 2019 and 2021, as well as winning an additional Best of State award in 2017 for his video series, "Word of the Day with Lance Conrad."
You'll find the YouTube link to this well-loved video series (and more) below.
THE HISTORIAN TALES
THE HISTORIAN TALES - BOOK ONE
The Historian chances upon Surac, a land where people's destinies are defined by powerful pendants they have from birth, called Stones. Those whose Stones give them useful skills call themselves Creators, and isolate themselves from all others with a wall that splits the entire continent. When Aric, a Creator blacksmith, has a son born with a Stone that marks him for violence and destruction, they find themselves in danger from those they called their friends.
When the boy, Sadavir, is ultimately banished, he discovers secrets far darker than the villagers' petty prejudices. On the far side of the wall, he learns the origin of the Stones' magic and a war that dates back centuries. As he uncovers the true power locked in the Stones, he must find a way to unite ancient enemies in order to save his family. To stop a genocide, Sadavir must face his own destiny of violence.