The Poisoned Princess – Warders Book 1
Half-elven Toran struggles to control his barbarian heritage and fit into elven society. When he releases his control to save a friend, elven purists banish him from the forest.
Combining his barbarian skills with his elven senses, Toran thwarts an assassination attempt on a visiting princess, earning him an invitation to join the secret Warders organization. After a second assassin poisons the princess, Toran, a veteran dwarf agent, and the princess's lady-in-waiting, embark on a mission to retrieve the antidote's key ingredient.
However the assassins, led by the sorceress Skade and an unknown traitor, always seem one step ahead of them...
About Armen Pogharian (Rochester, New York Author)
Unlike many authors, Armen was not an early reader. He can honestly say that he didn’t voluntarily read a book until he finished The Hobbit in sixth grade. After that reading became a vice as he ravenously devoured science fiction and fantasy stories. Taking a more practical approach to college, he earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was an Honorable-Mention All-American swimmer.
As an officer in the USAF, he quickly found his way into systems development working on top secret ‘Area 51’ projects. (he never saw a single alien dead or alive). He left the service and earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina. He spent a decade riding the internet wave and moving through five different states. His next gig led him to a second generation bio-fuels company – making fuel out of wood chips, corn cobs, and other agricultural waste. A highlight was presenting ideas to jump start the industry to United States House and Senate staffers.
He and his wife now operate a group of franchised hair salons. In addition to grounding them in one place, he finally found time to write those stories that had been bouncing around in his head since high school. His stories mix elements of science and history with a healthy dose of fantasy. When not writing he can be found at a pool (swimming or coaching), playing ukulele, or enjoying the outdoors with his family.