Rochester author pens gripping, new sequel to action-filled fantasy novel series

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Author Thomas Showalter resumes a thrilling good-versus-evil war in his new novel, “True Heart: Book Two of the Fallen Stars Trilogy.” This exciting sequel is set for nationwide release this week.

In “True Heart,” the first battle for Uld has been fought. The Dark King of the Kerrian Empire reaches for the east with his massive armies. Torren, “the Protector,” and his talking dog, Bella, find themselves in the heart of Eldwood.

Can the elves, dwarves, hillmen, Nordmen, Belorians, gnomes and beatific masked men of Tippa stand against the tide of the great army of the Kerrian Empire? Will Torren find the next fallen star before the Dark King and move one step closer to fulfilling the prophecy of the Protector? Find out in the second book of the “Fallen Stars” trilogy.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Showalter is an avid reader of fantasy, mythology and history. His novels are an amalgamation of history-themed cultures and battles with the magic of fantasy and myth. He is a graduate of the Winona State University. The author, who is married and the grandfather of six grandchildren, is currently based in Rochester, Minnesota.

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