I finished the book I’ve been working on for this year. For All the Stones is available on Kindle and Amazon as a paperback. It is a story that takes place in a world that has just started to connect with electricity.
Magic still exists in people’s collective memories but, electricity and industrialization fill the gap left by its absence.
Portage is a city near the recently discovered ruins of an ancient mages’ empire. As an important stop on the rail lines heading to the western museums, many of the ancient, magical artifacts pass through its rail yard.
For years Nico and his childhood friend, Cindy, worked alongside his father, Silas, to steal artifacts and goods from the rail yard. Working for one of the most powerful criminals in the city was not ideal, but for Nico and his father, the magic is palpable in certain artifacts.
When one of Wheels’ men, Jasper, kills Nico’s father while trying to awaken the magic, Nico’s life forever changes. The magical artifacts are more than just treasure for wheels. They are a means to return the power of the ancient mages.
As more powerful stones filled with the ancient mages’ magic and power, enter the city, Nico must face the reality that he may be the only person able to stop it. If not, many will suffer. The ancient mages’ power comes from pain and suffering.
Check it out. Here are some of my other books.
My last book, Collected Lives, takes place near the end of the twenty-second century, with vacations and tourism to Earth by off-worlders controlled by major corporations. The largest corporation, Collected Lives, has several enemies. The story follows the events as four people from different portions of Collected Lives’ process are thrown into the middle of a larger problem.
My fantasy, A Map, a Mage, and a Sacrifice, is set in a world with ancient technology where sacrifice of lifeforce brings magical power. The greater the pain and suffering, the greater the magical energy generated. The Forty mages controlling the empire use voluntary sacrifice of the citizens to generate power they use to protect and defend the empire. But their rule may be coming to a close.
Malignance, my third book in my time travel series that began with Resonance and Dissonance, is on Amazon as a kindle and a paperback. That was a fun series to write, and for now, it is completed. I have also placed all three books from that series into one volume titled The Machina of Time.
If you’re looking for a science fiction story, try my book The Promise of Dust, which takes place in a cloud city floating in the atmosphere of Venus. Or Progenitor’s Legacy: Deceit, which takes place many years in the future on a tidally locked world that orbits a red dwarf and has been reached by humanity in their search for the alien progenitors who seeded the galaxy with nano machines.
If a young adult science fiction is more to your liking, check out my series This New Earth, that starts with Demons of a Dead World and Secrets of a Dead World.
If you are looking for a young adult fantasy, check out my book The Threads Unbound.