TARL TELFORD

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Available now on Amazon - The Hidden Heroes of Oz series.

Chopper (Hidden Heroes of Oz, Book One)

The land of Oz, decades before Dorothy. Munchkin Country, in the East, has traded servitude for security, and tolerance for tyranny at the hands of a cruel Witch Queen. The young resistance finds a face in the unflinching shadow of a woodman.

Virtue and villainy, heartache and horror, treachery and trust--all define these powerful players in this new age of Oz.

THE STRENGTH OF HIS AXE IS THE STRENGTH OF HIS HEART

He saw his brother killed for standing against a tyrant. Boq grew from boy to man in the shadow of the Wicked Witch of the East. He has endured the disintegration of his society under her cruel glare. Silently defiant, he ensures the future of his people by rescuing the young ones.

The underground yellow road leads to freedom, so the whispers say, but any who attempt to escape must pass through forests patrolled by dark monsters and inhuman soldiers. Few survivors ever find freedom in other lands.

Those trapped behind this tin curtain place all their hopes in secret conductors like Boq, who smuggles their precious children to safety. However, one young child has been hidden too long, and missed the opportunity. With all chance of safe escape severed, Boq risks everything in braving the fearsome forest to save this single child.

Hidden Heroes of Oz explores the unsung heroes that shaped the Land of Oz long before Dorothy's incomparable entrance into Emerald City. Chopper tells the story of two of these great heroes, Boq Liyonechka and Galvan Chopper.

Guardian Martyr (Hidden Heroes of Oz, Book Two)

The Land of Oz, decades before Dorothy. Solemn witches scheme to conquer the land, while a broken apprentice dreads the day when her master will expect her to live up to all expectations of wickedness.

Virtue and villainy, heartache and horror, treachery and trust--all define these powerful players in this new age of Oz.

SHE HAS ENDURED THE DARKNESS FOR TOO LONG.

NOW SHE WILL FIND HER PLACE IN THE LIGHT.

She betrayed her best friends to save their lives. That deed won Locasta the favor of the witch and earned her the coveted apprenticeship. Since that moment, she has wondered if her sacrifice was worth it, or even if it was recognized at all.

She knows all the spells, and she feels the whispers of the magic, but she also knows the ruthless sting of her master's temper. Bruises heal, but a broken mind cannot see past its own need for survival. Her silent hope finds a voice in an impetuous young sorceress, who gives Locasta the courage to gather the pieces of her shattered life and find her own way in a world where the rules have just changed forever.

Hidden Heroes of Oz explores the unsung heroes that shaped the Land of Oz long before Dorothy's incomparable entrance into Emerald City. This is the story of Locasta Brenfire, and how she became the Good Witch of the North.

This story bridges the gap between the Hidden History of Oz, and L. Frank Baum's beloved fantasy story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, for the mysterious character, the Good Witch of the North, who sent Dorothy to find the Wizard.

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