Barley
Barley
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Barley

Last updated on 2018-10-01

About the Book

Barley, orphan and heir to the Mole Kingdom, discovers who he is and an ability to travel to any place he can picture in his mind. He commits to return to his family home and deal with the enemy that has crushed his people for centuries.

When we came across the book, "No Plot? No Problem!" by Chris Baty, the founder of the NaNoWriMo project, it was irresistable. Four of us wrote successfully that summer. From that simple beginning came an annual challenge for friends and family, which continues to this day, and the formation of RNWC Media, the publishing company.

Gary Henderson's first book became a dozen short stories and this novel. Welcome!

Come meet Barley, his uncle who plays banjo (and, of course, uses the old Gopher network from under the azaleas), his new friends (including those terrifying cats, and the deer that decide to help), and the enemies that he must destroy in order to restore his rightful home and throne.

Book Two, "Going Home", is now available as well, and introduces many new characters and adventures. Take a look, and get both stories in a package here.

The cover painting, looking out over the ocean from the Oak and the Cliff, is by pastel artist Linée Baird. Amazon carries this beautifully printed version here.

About the Author

Gary Henderson
Gary Henderson

I spend my days talking to computers, but every now and then I get to pick a banjo, hit a racquetball, produce some video, and even write for fun! I wasn't born in Texas, but as they say ... "I got here as quick as I could!"

I hope you'll enjoy my stories - the ones about Charles the dragon and Barley the mole (The Oak and the Cliff series) have lots of humor and talking animals mixed in. People of all ages enjoy them, and there are more sequels in the works. The first book in the Cords of Orion series would be called Christian speculative fiction, a new genre in recent years pioneered by C.S. Lewis, among others. And now a new set of characters have arrived, Mac & Jennie -- taking on the bad guys with a light touch and plenty of humor.

Click on each book cover image to read more about it, read samples, and even - for Diamonds and Dragons - read the whole story online! For the books that are continued stories, you can buy the set together, and have all the ebook formats for all of them. See the "bundles" further down the page.

Pick one, enjoy the story, and come back for more!

Bundles that include this book

Barley
Going Home
RNWC Short Stories
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About the Contributors

Linée Baird
Linée Baird

Artist

With a passion for both art and architecture, Linée Baird earned a Degree in Architecture from Ball State University.  She now focuses on pastels, both as an artist and a teacher. She has recently exhibited in national and international exhibitions and has placed paintings in private collections across America. Collections of her work, lists of exhibitions, and schedules for classes can be found here along with a contact page.

Table of Contents

PROLOGUE

A NEW HOME 

BLANCA 

A MOLE IN THE GRASS 

HELP ME! 

DID YOU EVER GO WITH HIM? 

HOW DID YOU CALL ME? 

JUST CONFUSED 

LET'S TALK 

EVIL IS COMING 

A SINGLE SCRATCH 

HOW FAR CAN YOU GO? 

YOU VOLUNTEERING? 

DO YOU TRUST ME? 

LET'S TAKE A TRIP 

AN EMPTY THRONE 

SO MANY QUESTIONS 

A MOLE WINKED AT ME! 

SIMÓN 

YOU ARE NOT WELCOME 

HAVE WE EVER ATTACKED THEM? 

HOW CAN YOU FIGHT THEM? 

SHARKLIN 

AT THE HOLD 

THE ESCAPE 

A SOBER COUNCIL 

NEVER AGAIN 

WILL YOU COME? 

NOW YOU WILL DIE 

FROZEN IN HIS SPELL 

EAT ME FIRST! 

HEALING 

I WILL BE THERE

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