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Hugo Valentin Negron

Born: Chicago, IL, 1968
Pen Name: Hugo V. Negron

Connection to Illinois: 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.

Biography: 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?


Awards:
    Forging of a Knight
  • -- Finalist, Eric Hoffer Category, 2013
  • Forging of a Knight, Knighthood's End
  • -- Silver Book Award, Literary Titan, 2020
  • Forging of a Knight, Darksiege Triumphant
  • -- Gold Book Award, Literary Titan, 2020

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Young adult readers

Blog: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5778111.Hugo_Negron
E-Mail: hvalnegron@hotmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Forging.of.a.Knight/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hugonegron
WorldCat: http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Hugo++Valentin++Negron


Selected Titles

Forging of a Knight
ISBN: 1105506347 OCLC: 809759108

[publisher not identified], [Place of publication not identified] : ©2012.

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. Together with a half-orcne thief named Glaive, a young warrior named Qualtan must battle through undead hordes, evil druids, shape-shifting Maugs, hungry trolls and more on his journey to become a knight, learning in the process that good and evil are not always what they seem, and that friendship can sometimes go hand in hand with treachery.

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

LULU Publishing SERVICES, [Place of publication not identified] 2018.

The sounds of battle continue. Qualtan and Bartholomew are two knights of the new Order who are leading the way. Qualtan's wife, Vanessa, is a powerful winged girl who watches protectively over him. Unfortunately a betrayal from the School has now provided Darksiege, the last of Those That Stand in Shadow, with the means to achieve ultimate power. A mighty artifact, divided and cast into different realms, will spell doom if found. As Qualtan, Glaive, Cassandra, and Bartholomew travel to dark and terrible places including present-day Earth to prevent Darksiege from gaining victory, all is not as it seems. While Darksiege and his opponents attempt to determine whether they are involved in a true quest or have been deceived into playing a much deeper game,. In this fast-paced fantasy tale, a brave knight sets out on an ambitious quest to stop a dark force from carrying out an evil plan.

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

Lulu [Place of publication not identified] : 2016

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: 981160294

Lulu [Place of publication not identified] : 2014

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: 859881232

Lulu [Place of publication not identified] : 2013

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: 986977878

Lulu [Place of publication not identified] : 2015

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.

Forging of a Knight: Against the Alliance
ISBN: 1716939496 OCLC:

Book Seven in the Forging of a Knight series! Despite warnings from the Kings of the Alliance and the elves of Hermstingle, Qualtan moves forward with his knightly Order, prompting war against his former allies. Only one thing can save them all: for Qualtan to reproduce the quest his uncle and father had undertaken many years ago to defeat Those That Stand in Shadow - to find the Master of the Great Beasts, the Dragon King, and bring him back in time to stop the battle.

 

 

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