The Dark Eagles – Wells in Desolation
With his faithful friends and mystical stone, Kief sets out on his greatest adventure yet, to
seek passage across the dangerous seas in search of the dreaded Wells in Desolation. But
there is more to fear than enemy soldiers and the pillaging rogues of the sea as others seek
the power of the stone.
Kief encounters new friends that help him along his journey and reveal secrets about his
past and destiny. But one truth threatens to doom the fate of The Dark Eagles...
Wells in Desolation Quote
The wind howled, the long pine branches bending and pitching in the darkness. The streets
were empty save the dancing shadows from the flickering lampposts.
“Who is that?” Tarc whispered above the whistling wind.
“I have no idea,” Kief replied, taking cover behind the tree.
The figure mounted a black horse; the great animal dressed on its head and chest with
tarnished steel plates of armor that cast dull reflections in the lamplight. On the horse’s
bridle were long decorative tassels; behind him he carried heavy saddlebags, as if he’d
journeyed from afar. Swift as the winds that blew, the mysterious stranger galloped past
Kief and Tarc…
David was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and spent most of his childhood on a farm in Heber
City, located in the Wasatch Mountains. He loved exploring the mountains on his horse
looking for adventures to follow. Growing up, he wanted to be a movie director and used his
own Super 8 camera to make silent movies with his friends and brothers and sister. Instead
he earned a Bachelors in Engineering at the University of Utah. While there, he met the love
of his life, Jenelle, and they were blessed with three amazing sons: Josh, Tate, and Porter.
David later earned his Masters in Business Administration from Northwestern University
and pursued a path in the corporate world. But his creative side continued to tug at him
for years until finally through the encouragement of his wife and boys, he realized that it's
never too late to follow your dream. So David set off to write an epic adventure of a boy and
his horse and created a story of freedom, adventure, love, courage and sacrifice. When he's
not writing, David enjoys outdoor activities with his family, and especially loves surfing
with his three boys in Southern California where he resides.
The Deseret News and others are reviewing it now but I won’t have anything in time for
your post on Saturday.
Letter from a Fan
Hi Mr. Smith!
I received your new book in the mail yesterday and am already on page 214! Thank you
so much for sending it to us! It's an AMAZING story!! I love how Kief and Tarc and Flinch
banter with each other. That's how people are in real life, and it's hilarious! Most times
writers won't put the real conversation aspect into their stories. I laughed out loud several
The plot you are unraveling is so epic and cool and I love all the action. The most gripping
scenes come when you least expect them which makes the story one you can hardly put
down. I had trouble even writing you this email because I so badly want to keep reading!
You have me greatly anticipating what's going to happen with Tramillian and his dog's
secret message, and also the lost White Stone. Most of all I like Kief's courage and Tarc's
unsteadiness in the swinging bridge scene; it shows that while they are heroes, the boys are
still human and susceptible to fear and injury like anyone else. This helps people relate to
them which is a wonderful thing to be able to do with a character in an awesome story like
In short, I am greatly thrilled with Wells in Desolation and can't wait to get back to reading
it. I wish you the best of success with other readers and hope that everyone who reads the
Dark Eagles series realizes your true passion for telling the kind of story that inspires a
Thank you so much again for sending me this amazing story!!