The Luminous Legend Excerpt – The Queen of the Ocean

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If you’ve visited this website in the past, you probably saw a very different banner from what I’ve got now sitting at the top. That beautiful piece of artwork depicts the main character from my upcoming book, The Luminous Legend, who’s name is Alamor. I was lucky enough to commission a piece from an incredible young artist named Pam Hage, which will now serve as the artwork for the cover the book. As we get closer to the release of the book, I plan to put a full write-up here on this website that details the process Pam and I went through conceptualizing the art, including some of the early sketches that she did.

The real exciting part is that may not be long of a wait; I’m happy to say that the finish line is in sight, and I expect to complete the book within the next couple of months. I think it’s fair to say that a summer release is extremely likely, at this point. So, with that said, I’d say  it’s time to drop another excerpt from the book here.

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Short story – “The Rapids to Eternity”

It’s been a week, so that means a new short story to debut here. This time we’re heading to Ancient Egypt for a sword and sorcery tale that went on to become one of my favorites of all the short stories that I’ve written. This setting and it’s main character were both used in an earlier story that I had published in a print anthology with Pulp Empire, a story titled “Fangs Beneath the Sand.”

I wrote both stories during a sword and sorcery kick that I was on years back while I was binge-reading Conan the Barbarian adventures by famed author Robert E. Howard. One of the most enjoyable parts of writing the two stories for me was the extensive research I did on Ancient Egyptian life and culture, which helped me better understand the world I was loosely basing my setting around. As you read this, you’ll come across several nods and influences from that ancient time period- a world of along ago that I’ve always been fascinated by.

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First Excerpt of Radiant Fate

I’ve been waiting a while to put up a new snippet from one of my books up on here, and after finishing the first draft of what I’ve intended to be the second novel in The Luminous Legend series, now seems like the perfect time to provide a sneak peek. This doesn’t mean I’m anywhere near done with my work; I’ve got months of proofreading and revisions ahead of me, and that’s on top of writing the third and final part of the series, which I’m still not entirely sure will be it’s own book, or will be combined into the second part of the series as one big book.

But that’s another concern for another time. Until then, here’s an excerpt from Radiant Fate, the continuation of the adventure that I began with this past summer’s Echoes of Light. In this teaser, the main character, Alamor, has a somber discussion with Prince Tridian about the late King Hokara’s campaign to reclaim the war-torn desert known as the Arid Reaches, and bring it under the royal family’s prosperous sovereignty.

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