Greetings to you, oh traveler of the internet. This is the official website for the military fantasy series, The Kinir Elite Chronicles. The Kinir Elite, an elite team of elvin warriors, reside here. Their dedication and sacrifice for their country keeps Kinir the beautiful place it has been for thousands of years.
We welcome you to visit often and look forward to seeing you again.
– Captain Derac Vidor
Cleanse Fire Tour 2013
Support the Troops!
This series was written to honor soldiers who have served, are serving, and will serve their country in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
Thank you to all the service men and women serving their country. Your sacrifice makes it possible for me to follow my dreams. You are all my heroes.
There are many wonderful organizations that help support troops in both the United States and the United Kingdom. You can show your support for our brave men and women by donating to any one of these charities. I have two of my favorites, helping wounded soldiers heal and recover once they return home.
Wounded Warrior Project (United States)
“The greatest casualty is being forgotten.”
Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) began when several veterans and friends, moved by stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, took action to help others in need. What started as a program to provide comfort items to wounded service members has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist warriors as they transition back to civilian life.
Take the time to read a few of the stories on the Wounded Warrior Project website from soldiers who have benefited from this organization. They are very powerful and moving tales of perseverance and survival. (Warning: you might need tissues handy while reading these stories.) Meet a Warrior
Help for Heroes (United Kingdom)
“It’s for the blokes.”
Help for Heroes was founded by Bryn and Emma Parry in October 2007 out of a desire to help the wounded Servicemen and women returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. The message of the charity is simple: We are strictly non political and non critical; we simply want to help. We believe that anyone who volunteers to serve in time of war, knowing that they may risk all, is a hero. These are ordinary people doing extraordinary things and some of them are living with the consequences of their service for life. We may not be able to prevent our soldiers from being wounded, but together we can help them get better.
There are some amazing stories from soldiers who have benefited from Help for Heroes. Read their stories and be inspired by their determination and dedication. (Warning: you might need tissues handy!) Wounded Hero Testimonials
You are welcome to visit my personal fundraising page for Help for Heroes: Author Supports the Troops. Every cent you odnate goes directly to Help four Heroes! (Note: The site uses British Pounds, but any one can make a donation. The system will convert the currency for you.)
The Story behind the Story
I want to share with you the original idea of where this series came from. My Dad served in the U.S. Army for twenty years. As a writer, I had the urge to write a story about him, telling the world about his dedication to his country. When I began writing the book however, I realized I could never do justice to him, or any soldier for that matter.
So, I resorted to my passion – fantasy. Now, while the series as it exists now is completely fictional, the characters and story line are in dedication to my Dad and all soldiers who have served, are serving, and will serve in the military. It is my hope that, even though in fantasy form, the story of a soldier’s sacrifice and dedication to their country still shines through.