Name That Author!: The Answer from September 6, 2012

This round of Name That Author! is sponsored by The Well of Tears by Robert Trahan.

More than five centuries after Camelot, a new king heralded by prophecy has appeared. As one of the last sorceresses of a dying order sworn to protect the new ruler at all costs, Alwen must answer a summons she thought she might never receive.

Bound by oath, Alwen returns to Fane Gramarye, the ancient bastion of magic standing against the rise of evil. For alongside the prophecy of the benevolent king, a darker foretelling envisions the land overrun by a demonic army and cast into ruin.

Alwen has barely set foot in her homeland when she realizes traitors lurk within the Stewardry, threatening to destroy it. To thwart the corruption and preserve her order, Alwen must draw upon power she never knew she possessed and prepare to sacrifice everything she holds dear—even herself. If she fails, the prophecy of peace will be banished, and darkness will rule.


It’s time to reveal the answer to last week’s Name That Author! But first, a recap of the clues:

1. Between 1902 and 1910, I wrote more than 300 short stories.

2. I wrote under a pen-name, but its origin is disputed.

3. I’m famous for twist-endings.

4. I coined the term “banana republic.”

5. A famous short-story award is named after me.


Well….did you get it?

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