It sometimes seems like you can’t beat free, but that’s not always the case. When you have an excellent book, seeing “free” means so much more. Epic fantasy isn’t usually offered with such a caveat, but when it is, it’s just awesome. Such is the case with Sword Bearer, the first book in the Return of the Dragons series by Teddy Jacobs. This is a story that is loved by nearly everyone who picks it up, and just a little bit of time with it can show you why. You swung a staff until you were ready to swing a sword. Then you went on all kinds of adventures — fighting monsters, casting spells, and saving damsels in distress. At least that was how it was supposed to work, but I didn’t believe a word of it. BOOK ONE OF THE EPIC FANTASY SERIES RETURN OF THE DRAGONS Locked in his room in the castle, young Anders yearns for adventure. Until the day he opens a magic portal and a girl bursts into his locked room with a chemical warlock hot on her trail. And adventure finds him — an adventure full of danger, full of blood, fire, demons and evil. To face it, he’ll need the sword given him by his blademaster, need the ancient words his grandfather gave him on his deathbed. Need the song that runs in his own blood, in his veins. A sword will be reforged, magic words discovered, battles fought, friends made and lost, secrets revealed. And blood will be spilled. But will blade, word and blood be enough? It’s a story that is well-off enough that the author could fully justify charging at least the typical $2.99 on Amazon, but he’s offering it for free. Don’t forget to pick it up from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google Play or iTunes. And when you’re finished with Sword Bearer? Don’t forget to check out book two of Return of the Dragons: WIND RIDER.