It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on this blog. To be honest, I’d forgotten I had it. But I remembered again the other day and thought it was time to do an update. This picture shows quite clearly the reasons that I haven’t posted for so long. Forty students kept me busy. Four books on top of it kept me busier still.
If I look slightly shell-shocked in the extremely blurry picture above, that would be correct. To have gone from an aspiring writer to the published author of four books in one year at age twenty-two has left me completely blown away. A gift from God to be sure.
What are the books about? Well, they’re epic fantasy for young adults. I suppose I’ll write something more “mature” with a capital “m” when I’m older. For now, I’m content penning this eye-walloping stuff. Let’s keep it exciting, shall we?
Allow me to introduce the first four books of The Fledgling Account, available on Amazon and Book Depository.
When Rafen was four, the Tarhians branded him with three little numbers: 237. King Talmon of Tarhia forced Rafen to work in the coal mine with his other slaves. Yet at twelve, Rafen is desperate to escape and find the phoenix feather he has dreamed about for so long. However, even if he does leave Tarhia, will he ever know true freedom? For Rafen’s name links him to a legendary figure in ancient prophecies, and the sorcerer Lashki Mirah means to kill him for it.
The Sianian Wolf
Fourteen-year-old Rafen – the royal family’s adopted son and the legendary figure known as the Fledgling of the Phoenix – is sure there is a conspiracy underway. Torn from the family he loves, he is forced to flee. He finds himself in the Woods with no food, no friends, and no weapons.
The Woods hold many secrets–and one of them is the truth about his bloodline. Rafen must draw his sword to face not just the Lashki Mirah, but the demons and sorcery that made him what he is.
Servant of the King
As Rafen becomes more desperate to wrest Siana from the Lashki Mirah, he wonders what would happen if the Sianians joined forces with the pirate king Sirius. By the time Rafen realizes his mistake, it is too late. Now two monstrosities have been unleashed in Siana.
There is one way of overthrowing the Lashki and Sirius – but it will demand everything Rafen has – even his soul. He will have to prove he is the true servant of the king.
The Fourth Runi
Just when Rafen’s life is settling down, Sherwin – who has taken some mysterious journey alone – returns to tell him who he really is. Rafen’s titles of Fledgling of the Phoenix and Sianian Wolf have all been pointing to something he has deliberately ignored… but it’s impossible to ignore now. Angry at being cut off from the royal family and isolated with his blood father in the country, Rafen makes a move that he believes will tie him to the Sianian government and royal courts forever. Desperate to claim all that is rightfully his because of the phoenix feather he received at twelve, Rafen risks alienating Sherwin, his brother Francisco, and even Etana from himself as he pursues the life that he believes should be his – for only suffering will show him what it means to be Zion’s truest representative on the Mio Pilamur. In the meantime, the Lashki is slowly turning Siana against Rafen. When Rafen is alone, the Lashki will fed him to Nazt, extinguishing the flame of his spirit forever.
2015 has been a year to remember. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!