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The Secret of the Swamp King


The Wilderking Trilogy, Book 2

No one has ever come home from the Feechiefen Swamp. What makes Aidan think he can? Find out in book two of The Wilderking Trilogy by author and professor Dr. Jonathan Rogers, instructor of our Grammar for Writers and Creative Writing courses.

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“I was so unusually impressed by his insights and ideas for creative writing that I concluded he must be an excellent writer himself.” – Cathy Duffy

No one has ever come home from the Feechiefen Swamp. What makes Aidan think he can?

It looks like a fool’s errand. A jealous and vindictive King Darrow sends Aidan Errolson on a seemingly impossible quest into the depths of the Feechiefen Swamp. Darrow thinks he’s sending Corenwald’s young deliverer to certain death. No one, after all, comes back from the Feechiefen. He doesn’t know that Aidan has friends and allies among the feechiefolk, who know him as the hero Pantherbane.

But even the feechiefolk may not be able to deliver Aidan from the enemy who waits in the swamp’s deepest recesses—an enemy who threatens not just Aidan, but all of Corenwald.

Jonathan Rogers calls The Wilderking Trilogy a fantasy-adventure story told in an American accent. The wild places of the imaginary island of Corenwald bear more than a passing resemblance to the vine-tangled swamps and forests of his native Georgia. And in the voices of Corenwald’s inhabitants—feechie and civilizer alike—you can hear the echoes of American swampers and frontiersmen. The Bark of the Bog Owl, the first book of The Wilderking Trilogy, has already found a receptive audience among Rogers own six children. The Rogers clan lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Jonathan Rogers received his undergraduate degree from Furman University in South Carolina and holds a Ph.D. in seventeenth-century English literature from Vanderbilt University. He is the creator of Grammar for Writers and Creative Writing.

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Weight .5625 lbs
Dimensions 5.2 × 7.9 × .7 in

Jonathan Rogers


February 19, 2014 (2nd edition)






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