Thanks for taking the time to read about The Cloudstone Key, the first book in The Rithhek Cage trilogy. This is my first novel and I'm excited to have the opportunity to bring it to you. I published The Cloudstone Key in August 2013 and not long after, released A Reader's Guide to Tholann for free on my website (darrentpatrick.com) in order to introduce the world (Tholann) and the story to new readers. If you are into epic, fantasy adventure with a protagonist on the verge of adulthood - you're in the right place! Years of worldbuilding, plotting and developing went into this book; all taking place before the first word was typed. I did this not only to ensure that I had a sense of the arc of the entire series, but to bring you the most entertaining fantasy adventure story I could, from the first page through the last. I hope you enjoy!