About the Book
A world held together by a mana core and crafted by ancient beings, it is now home to the likes of Humans, Elves, Orcs, Goblins, Druids, Dwarves, Merfolk, Genomorphs, and many more. The following are a series of short stories that all take place on Ahreidonia. Spanning across just a fraction of the rich and detailed history; these tales are held together by magic, legends, battles, and betrayal. Knights wishing to retire, a creature escaping his old life hunting for a new one, two children tossed about the high seas; their destinies uncertain, a tournament of the undead, a child fueled by rage and power, two kings attempting to assassinate each other, a man born under a rare star following a man with even greater powers than his own, a troupe of goblins trying to return home, and lastly a highly dangerous man tempted by wealth and becoming a slave to a cities corruption.
Born on February 10th, 1987 to two teachers in Ohio came the second child of three, Justin Michael Calvin. At a young age I found my imagination and thrill of discovery a uniqueness that I, at the time, was unready for. It wasn't until years later during my teen years and early college that the concepts and ideas behind the Mana Crypt Series, as well as, many other ideas floating around my head started to come to fruition. I graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Media Arts & Animation. After no luck in landing a job, I moved with my family to South Carolina in 2012, where I began seriously dedicating myself towards expanding and realizing the world of Mana Crypt and other works. And so I find myself working continuously on many projects, while unable to ascertain the end to something I truly enjoy and don't believe will ever come.