Series goes back to the beginning

Shawn E. Crapo is working on a prequel to a fantasy series he started writing 20 years ago.

“Wrath of the Broken One” is the beginning of Garret’s journey. Garret, among Crapo’s fans, “is known as the deadliest and most noble assassin of the kingdom of Eirenoch,” Crapo said.

The original series, “The Dragon Chronicles,” details Garret’s later life as an assassin. Fans gave him the idea of telling the story of Garret’s youth, Crapo said.

He plans for this new series to span three books, detailing the character’s his first missions and “the internal struggles involved with such a dark and often misunderstood profession,” Crapo said.

Crapo was inspired to write after reading “The Elfstones of Shannara” by Terry Brooks.

After 20 years of rewrites, he published the first book in “The Dragon Chronicles,” “Onyx Dragon,” in October 2014.

Under the pen name Edward Crae, Crapo also writes a series called “Wormwood Dawn,” an apocalyptic horror story that takes place in the Brown County area.

A book by Shawn Crapo.
A book by Shawn Crapo.


Q: What are your connections to Brown County?

A: My fiancee and I moved here in early 2015 after spending two months remodeling this house. Her mother grew up here, and there are members of her family still living in Brown County.

Q: What’s your day job?

A: I do web design as a freelancer.

Q: What’s your writing ritual?

A: I like to write in the early morning when it is dark and quiet or in the evening with the help of headphones and heavy metal music.

Q: What’s the last book you read? Do you have a favorite?

A: I’ve always loved Terry Brooks’ “Shanarra” series and have every one of them in paperback. I am also a fan of R.A. Salvatore and believe he is one of my major influences.

Q: Where can people buy this book?

A: It is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. I write under my full name Shawn E. Crapo.

Suzannah Couch grew up in Brown County, reading the Brown County Democrat. A 2013 Franklin College graduate, she covers cops/courts, education and arts/entertainment.