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Mark Piggott

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Mark Piggott "enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1983, beginning a twenty-three-year career. He served on three aircraft carriers and various duty stations as a Navy Journalist before attaining the rank of Chief Journalist. Now retired, he is the public affairs officer for Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Virginia. His first novel, Forever Avalon, was published in 2009. He and his wife, Georgiene, live in Newport News, Virginia. They have three children." Mark Piggott is the author of Forever Avalon and The Dark Tides.

According to the book description of Forever Avalon, "Stephanie Drake and her three children-Ashley, Rose and Hunter-are just glad to be alive after that terrible storm slammed their boat ashore on an uncharted island. What started as a one-day jaunt at sea to lay a wreath where Stephanie's husband and the children's father-a sailor in the U.S. Navy, lost at sea during a similar storm-has turned into a living nightmare. They find themselves in another world ... on the mythical island of Avalon, where magical creatures, medieval knights and powerful wizards are ruled by the descendants of King Arthur. On Avalon, Stephanie and her children find themselves being hunted by bounty hunters, thieves and brigands. They are caught in the power struggle between Lord Kraven Darkholm, a powerful wizard descended from the evil sorceress, Morganna le Fay, and the Gil-Gamesh, the champion of Avalon. The people of this magical isle have been protected for centuries by the descendants of Sir Percival Peredyr, the last Knight of the Round Table who served as the first Gil-Gamesh of Avalon. But who is the Gil-Gamesh and how does he know so much about Stephanie and her children? Now, it's a race against time as the Gil-Gamesh must protect the outsiders and get them home to the real world. All the while, Kraven Darkholm continues to scheme against them all, vying to achieve his ultimate goal of becoming ruler of Avalon."

 

According to the book description of The Dark Tides, "The Drake family family has known more than its share of tragedy at sea. After the devastating and mysterious loss of their patriarch, Bryan, to a strange storm, his grieving wife and children sail to his last known location to lay a wreath in his honor. They are caught in a storm freakishly similar to the one that took Bryan from them. A funeral becomes a joyous reunion, as they find him alive and well but equally stranded on the mysterious island of Avalon, where the descendants of King Arthur rule a world filled with knights, elves, dwarves and magic!

 

Lord Bryan MoonDrakeas he is now knownhas attained the rank of the Gil-Gamesh, protector of the realm. He helps his wife and two of his children build new lives in a medieval society. His daughter Ashley has returned to Avalon with wonderful news. Bryan sees an opportunity to bring his family back together at last, so they plan a grand Avalonian wedding for Ashley and her true love, Andrew.

 

But all is not well in the kingdom. Dark forces arise to fulfill a prophecy to resurrect Morgana le Fay, the most powerful sorceress in the history of Avalon. If successful, she will unleash the Dark Tides to destroy the line of Pendragon once and for all. To save his family, his new home, and his king, can the Gil-Gamesh overcome incredible odds and powers beyond his comprehension to rid Avalon of Morganas evil forever?"

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