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Name:  Hugo Valentin Negron  

Pen Name: Hugo V. Negron

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: Geneva, IL, 1968

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I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, until eventually moving out to Arlington Heights, currently residing in Geneva, Illinois. My background includes an Associates Degree from Robert Morris College, a B.S. from Olivet Nazarene University, an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University as well as an M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Biographical and Professional Information

Hugo Valentin Negron is an avid fan of myths, legends, and folktales. He grew up in Illinois where he still resides with his wife and son. His background includes an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University as well as an M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Forging of a Knight is an ongoing epic fantasy series. A battle against the forces of Those That Stand in Shadow brings an end to an old hero and a beginning for a new one. Good and evil are not always what they seem. Close friends can be deadly enemies, and sometimes loyalty can be rewarded with treachery. Will a young hero's unexpected friendship with a half-orcne thief support his chance for knighthood, or ruin it altogether?


Forging of a Knight , Eric Hoffer Category Finalist, 2013

Forging of a Knight, Knighthood's End , Literary Titan Silver Book Award 2020

Forging of a Knight, Darksiege Triumphant , Literary Titan Gold Book Award 2020

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Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes. Hugo Valentin Negron, author,

Selected Titles At Your Library

Forging of a Knight
ISBN: 1105506347. OCLC Number: 809759108

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Forging of a Knight, Darksiege Triumphant
ISBN: 148348422X. OCLC Number: 1127126239

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Forging of a Knight, Knighthood's End
ISBN: 1483462706. OCLC Number: 983414305

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For the sake of a forbidden love, Qualtan will find himself on the run with a Mah-Zakim to free her from her curse, or be consumed by it. No longer a knight, his friends now turned against him, how great will the price be that must be paid? Can a Mah-Zakim truly love back, or has the curse that has followed the First Knight for so long come true at last?--Back cover.

Forging of a Knight, Prison Planet of the Mah-Lahkt
ISBN: 1483416380. OCLC Number: 981160294

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They have been hinted at - heroes of glorious legend, villains of infamous fable - some have made their presence known, while others only by name: Aurelus, Amali, Termenon, Qualtan, Jesepha, Darksiege, and Shaz. Now, heroes of the past and present will unite against Those That Stand in Shadow. From the steaming jungles of the Third Continent to a Prison Planet forged by angels, the Arch-Mages and their champions will find themselves in a race against time to prevent Shaz and his agents from finding the Dark Ones' demonic fathers and releasing them from bondage. Enemies will become allies, and allies will become foes in the ultimate confrontation with evil that will span two continents, new lands, and new terrors!--Back cover.

Forging of a Knight, Rise of the Slavekeepers
ISBN: 1483403254. OCLC Number: 859881232

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The second book in the Forging of a Knight series! Qualtan has become a knight at last. With Glaive, the half-orcne thief by his side, he will join a host of new friends: Jesepha, the strong-willed female knight; her mentor, the elder knight Bartholomew, who carries a strange secret; the young and hot-headed knight Euric; the glum and impatient knight Richard; and the dashing merchant lord Visandus. A seemingly routine mission will unravel into one of greater horror, involving inter-dimensional creatures, rival sea-faring pirate nations, and a face-to-face confrontation between Qualtan and Darksiege, one of Those That Stand in Shadow, at last! Should they somehow prevail, it will just be a precursor to an even GREATER threat!--Back cover.

Forging of a Knight, The Stolen Thief
ISBN: 1483436950. OCLC Number: 986977878

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Legend calls them the Ruinous Ones: the Dokahlfar and Vartahlfar. They were evil elves and dwarfish minions that controlled an unknown technological magic. Driven to corrupt all things of goodness and light, the evil elves sought power beyond that of tree and root. They warred against their own kin, the high elves, and were defeated, fleeing into the dark, perhaps never to be heard from again. Honorable and brave knight Qualtan knows little of elves as he sets out on his own quest. His half-orcne friend, Glaive, went missing during a secret assignment from the king, which went awry. Qualtan searches for his lost ally, but in the process he is caught up in the story of the Ruinous Ones and now must uncover the secret of their disappearance-and if they seek to return and claim the power they seek.--Back cover.