As a lover of storytelling, Dylan decided to start writing his stories down. Soaking up fantasy from all types of media, he has a diverse and modern view of what has shaped the fantasy genre. Inspired from the tabletop role playing games he’s played for years, the video games captivating him since a child, and the books that won’t leave his thoughts, Dylan finds it therapeutic to let out his own fantasy tales.
Coming from the cold, hard, calculated academic writing of his PhD to the warm expressive writing of fiction, Dylan has voiced his love for weaving a narrative in the form of his debut fantasy adventure The Eight Winds: Into the West. This is the first in a planned series, with the sequel The Eight Winds: Into the Depths already in the works.
From New Zealand to Canada, the world is just one big adventure to Dylan, and this marks an exciting new chapter. There are so many stories to tell, this is just the beginning!
The Eight Winds Series, by Dylan Webb
Book 1: Into The West
The Island nation of Ma-Ural has long been a place of peace and prosperity, with vast deposits of precious gems and mythril ore—valuable for its magical properties and heavily sought after on the mainland—but perhaps its greatest resource is opportunity. It has always been a place of sanctuary and rebirth, and host to many adventurers seeking not only their second-chance in life but a chance at immortality, as they begin their pilgrimage to the hidden city of Mysrik.
But times are changing. Ma-Ural’s long established peace has been crumbling, with tensions rising between the east and west, between races, and between simple magic users and one who is willing to stop at nothing to gain all the power of Mysrik for his own nefarious purposes.
Standing in his way are an unlikely group of companions brought together by circumstance: Elaria, a naïve and virtuous paladin, hoping to make a name for herself and honour both her training and her oath; Hoots, a runaway gnome more powerful than her diminutive form would suggest; Trit, a half-elf bard looking for answers about his family; and “Carion,” a powerful demon-kin, haunted by a past so dark he might never escape it, even if he manages to live forever.
About the Eight Winds Series
Ma-Ural has always been a place of sanctuary and rebirth, and host to many adventurers seeking not only their second-chance in life but a chance at immortality, as they begin their pilgrimage to the hidden eternal city of Mysrik.
But, times are changing. Ma-Ural's long-established peace has been crumbling, with tensions between the eastern and western provinces, between the races that dwell in these lands, and from one who is willing to stop at nothing to gain all the power of Mysrik for his own nefarious purposes.