Author Page: Robert Cely
- Forgotten Songs of Avalain
- Tale of the Twelve: The first, of Sir Ronceval
- Searching for the Edge of the World, Part 1
- How Goatherd Became a Title of Honor Among the People of Rudon
- The Lonely Levite
- Tale of the Twelve: The first, of Sir Boromir
Robert W Cely’s only barely fictionalized biography
Robert Cely was born as the last heir to the throne of Eularia. But as fate would have it the true kingship had been usurped long ago by the wicked half-demon, half man Aladron. Knowing his rule would never be secure as long as the true heir lived, Aladron hunted down the unfortunate child, and in a last attempt to save his life, his nurse put the babe in a basket and set him off to sea. The evil and powerful Aladron summoned storms to toss the little basket around, and the child would have died had not the good wizard, Cedric, not saved him from the stormy seas and magically transported him to earth, into the care of Robert and Debbie Cely.
But all was not well for the Eularian prince. He struggled through the mediocrity of earth schooling, only feeling truly alive as he stared out the window and dreamt of his lost home. Not to mention the continued machinations of Aladron who continued to try and destroy the prince. Before he turned eighteen the prince had four close attempts on his life, been kidnapped twice, placed under a spell five times, been harassed by minotaurs, chased by hellhounds, bound, loosened, and seduced by sirens on no less than three dozen occasions.
Knowing he must hide himself even more, the prince took the name Robert W Cely Jr., after the good couple that had raised him. He acquired a degree in history while hiding at the University of South Carolina. When he was found out there he moved to Union Seminary and managed a Masters of Divinity while frequently engaging in epic battles against Aladron’s henchmen to keep the gateway between the two worlds sealed.
After seminary the young Robert realized that to truly keep the line of kings safe he must produce many male heirs. Searching far and wide he found one woman able to bear his offspring, quickly secured her hand in marriage and produced three sons. As an added security, if Aladron were to eliminate himself and his three heirs, Robert also produced a daughter, hoping she would escape the demon kings eye.
Today he lives a mild-mannered life with his family in West Columbia, SC, working as a Chaplain. He writes part time to keep in touch with his true lineage, while secretly amassing an army with which he can regain his birthright. Until then he enjoys college football and making beer.