I would like to take a moment to introduce my first novel.

This project is ongoing and will hopefully one day be published by a real publishing house. One of the main goals of this blog is to both inspire me to write more frequently and to build an audience for what I hope will become a story that resides close to your heart. I find I perform better under pressure and knowing that there is a group of people that are actively waiting to read the newest update on my novel will be just the push I need to keep me on track.

My new friends, I present to you the first of my many offerings:

Taming the Tempest
Book One
The Elementalist Epoch

This story will follow a similar direction as the short story that I have presented to you, Tracking the Wind, except instead of 5,000 words it will be closer to 100,000.  The premise will be essentially the same, however.  In my novel we will follow two timelines instead of one, each set 1,500 years apart.  The older timeline will trace the journey of a young boy who has been given the impossible task of guarding the world’s greatest treasure; the knowledge contained in an ancient book of spells that bestows upon the reader the power to control the elements.  The present timeline will follow our hero, Kanduin, as he attempts to locate the lost knowledge and become the first Elementalist in over a thousand years by hunting down the wind Elemental and harnessing the powers of the tempest.  His ultimate goal in the series will be to utilize the great forces of Nature to restore the balance that has disappeared throughout the land.  Sadly, the Emperor of Quanis, our hero’s greatest foe, has all but destroyed the land in his quest to pilfer its natural resources.  Kanduin cannot allow this to continue and is motivated by the myths of days long past, the Legends of the Elementalists.

I am quite excited about this project and I hope that I can get some of you excited by it as well.  As always, comments, critiques and editing advice will be more than welcome.  I thank you in advance and I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.