COSHOCTON -- Author Christopher Lee Baird announces the nationwide release of, "The Prevailing Darkness," a fantasy fiction novel about a clan faced with mysteries in a new world.

After a long and tiring journey home, a group of friends traveling under the name of the Raven Clan finally believed they made it but everything was wrong. Things are not what they seem, and the danger moves in ever so quickly.

The world that they had finally escaped from is now pouring out into their world, causing death and destruction at every turn. That world, the Outland, was a majestic place full of mystery and awe; however, it was not meant for their world. Now, in this scorched earth, they continue to struggle to stop the terror of the Outland from corrupting their home.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.

Baird, coming from a small town Coshocton, devotes most of his time to writing and woodworking. Having an Associates Degree from ITT Tech in Electrical Engineering and a degree in Arts and Sciences from Ohio State, he finds himself to be a builder by nature and enjoys the exciting feeling of making something with your hands and then sharing it with the world.