The Last Keeper, Book One of the Warminster Series
December 8, 2021
Dragon Moon Press
A young boy’s prophetic visions. A terrifying force of evil. Will chaos reign supreme?
Blind since birth, Daemus Alaric is blessed with the gift of the Sight and has left his noble home to join the fabled Keepers of the Forbidden, wielders of vast arcane knowledge who serve Warminster’s leaders.
But Daemus’ ideal life is short-lived as a recurring nightmare takes hold, threatening to catapult him into a terrifying struggle that will leave the fate of the Keepers hanging in the balance. Will the forces of darkness prevail?
Book One of the Warminster Series, now available, is the product of Hilliard’s lifelong love of all things fantasy. Hilliard began his journey in the fantasy realm developing characters and the world in which they live for long-running RPGs with friends and family alike.
Born of steel, fire and black wind, J.V. Hilliard was raised as a highlander in the foothills of a once-great mountain chain on the confluence of the three mighty rivers that forged his realm’s wealth and power for generations.
His father, a peasant twerg, toiled away in industries of honest labor and instilled in him a work ethic that would shape his destiny. His mother, a local healer, cared for his elders and his warrior uncle, who helped to raise him during his formative years. His genius brother, whose wizardly prowess allowed him to master the art of the abacus and his own quill, trained with him for battles on fields of green and sheets of ice.
Hilliard’s earliest education took place in his warrior uncle’s tower, where he learned his first words. HIs uncle helped him to learn the basics of life—and, most importantly, creative writing.
Hilliard’s training and education readied him to lift a quill that would scribe the tale of the realm of Warminster, filled with brave knights, harrowing adventure and legendary struggles. He lives in the city of silver cups, hypocycloids and golden triangles with his wife, a ranger of the diamond. They built their castle not far into the countryside, guarded by his own two horsehounds, Thor and MacLeod, and resides there to this day.