An innocent world threatened.
A king desperate to save his queen.
A young girl realizes her immense power.
In a world rooted in magic, Lizabet Abbot was seemingly born without any magical gifts of her own—a circumstance unheard of in her kingdom. She is an outcast in her own land, with few friends to call her own.
But when her sister is kidnapped by minions of the evil kingdom of Skite, Lizabet sets out with two companions on a quest to save her. It is during their journey, while in the face of danger, that Lizabet discovers she does have a magical gift—one more powerful than anyone could have imagined.
It is a gift that may save her sister, her king, and her kingdom.
Gripping and filled with wonders, Mantle rouses the senses, and brings life to a world of magic and intrigue.
Gary Bregar has a passion for creating fantastical stories, and a strong desire to share those stories with others. He is a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and has recently published his fantasy adventure novel, MANTLE: The Return of the Sha.
He enjoys traveling, and prefers to see the world through the eyes of local residents whenever possible. During his travels one might have caught a glimpse of him climbing the pyramids of Chichén Itzá, Mexico, touring the wine country of Tarija, Bolivia, or living from a tent for two months on the beaches of southern Portugal. He also enjoys an occasional escape from his city home, to the mountains of Colorado for a weekend of camping, hiking, or skiing.
Gary believes in strong community involvement, and has volunteered as both organizer and public speaker for several organizations.
In addition to being an avid reader, he has an affinity for art, film, comics, and all things creative. It should also be mentioned that he is proud to have a near-juvenile interest in such things as The Simpsons, Pink Floyd, and Batman.
Originally born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado, Gary currently resides in Idaho Springs, Colorado.