Author Frank A. Herda, an avid reader of Science Fiction/Fantasy, became enthralled by the genre at a very early age. He retired from the Department of Defense after thirty-three years of service as an employee of the Federal Government. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Viet Nam as a combat infantryman. His medals for valor include the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart. Herda is currently working on Book Two of the Chronicles of the Dragons of the Magi. In addition to writing, his current passions include playing massively multiplayer online games (MMOG), including the World of Warcraft, and EverQuest.