Storm Lake St. Mary's High School senior and published author Erin Kay Broich will have her first book signing Friday, Dec. 7 from 5:15-6 p.m. in the St. Mary's School Parish Center. This will coincide with the St. Mary's Athletic Boosters Tailgate fundraising meal in the parish center. Broich will have copies of her book, "The Guardians of Light, Book One: The Betrayer," available for sale at the time of the signing.
Broich said the book is the product of four years of writing. She has recently finished the second book in the series, which is in the editing process. She is already working on the third book.
Erin is the daughter of Marty and Kay Broich, rural Alta.
Following is an excerpt from "The Guardians of Light, Book One: The Betrayer:"
When the world Anoera was new, before evil and darkness entered, humanity lived in peace. But, no good thing can last forever. An ancient demon rises to destroy Anoera and all who live there. Four mighty warriors, known as the Guardians of Light, immortal and powerful, must join forces with a mortal boy to lock away the evil once again.
Yet, the battle does not take a decisive turn until 5,000 years later. Where there were once four Guardians, only three remain. A descendent of Shie, the boy who started it all, is destined to become the new Guardian. However, not one, but two children are born wielding Guardian powers. Kandin and his sister Kassandra are unwillingly thrown into a world of mystery, deception, and adventure beyond their wildest dreams.
Those wishing to bring the dark demon back to life kidnap Kassandra. In order to save his sister, Kandin must join forces with Andreena, a mysterious, short-tempered beauty with a dark past, Bandin, a lovable goof of unknown origins, and Shaena, a hotheaded young princess born with the powers of the Southern Guardian. The quest begins to rescue Kassandra and save Anoera, but when the Betrayer of the Guardians is revealed to Kandin, will he be able to find the strenght to continue? Or will he leave the world to its fate?