Fantasy found by local author

A local author has just completed a new fantasy novel.

Faith Dusevic

Special to the Star

A new fantasy novel written by a member of the community is now on the market. Wolf Guard Encroaching Dark, written by C.R. Paynton, is available for purchase online.

“Wolf Guard Encroaching Dark is a fantasy novel about a war between a demon Vampire named Antrocius and a race of Druids that has been ongoing for thousands of years,” Paynton said in a previous interview. “Antrocius leads an army of Trolls created by his Necromancer companions with which he launches attacks on the Druid kingdom.” He continued on to explain that, “The Druids are nearing defeat when the young man, Rolf Lupus, who is destined to save their people, is finally found after having been hidden by his parents prior to their death. Rolf must learn to harness his inner strength to save the Druid people by utilizing his wolf warrior shape shifting powers that were passed on to him from his father. Throughout Rolf’s journey, not only will he discover a new world and a power he never knew he possessed, but also love.”

Paynton has been an avid reader and writer since he was a child and has dedicated the last few months to his fantasy novel.

“I tried to be very diligent about my writing routine and every opportunity I got I ensured that I completed an entire chapter. Once I had set this as my goal I found the rest of my time I was planning out each chapter in the time between writing to really get the feel and mood of what I was working towards.”

Wolf Guard Encroaching Dark is Paynton’s first published novel and he said he is very excited to share his work.

“I just hope that the book is one that readers can enjoy and the world I am creating is one that they find they can easily enter. If at the end of the day I have created something that readers feel excited to explore then that, to me, is amazing!”

Paynton’s novel, Wolf Guard Encroaching Dark, can be found on Amazon and Smashwords and is available for kindle as well.

The fantasy novel draws from Paynton’s own environment which aided in inspiring his creativity.

“ I am very fortunate to have a lot of inspiration around me at all times.”

With various resources to read and write, it is great to have a member of the community publish a novel and share their love for writing with the world. “What I really like about writing is the limitless opportunities and the entire creative process. The whole concept that I can create a story that no one has ever heard before and share it with others means a lot to me. I decided to pursue writing because I have always enjoyed it so much and wanted to publish a book that I would want to read. It is such an incredible feeling to have accomplished my goal of writing and publishing a novel! Now my thoughts are on the second novel of the series which will be released soon.”

If you too share a passion for writing and fiction, visit Paynton’s blog at or follow him on Twitter at CRPaynton.


Don’t forget to purchase his book which is already available.







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