For centuries there has been a tenuous peace through the ruins of the Corinthian Empire. One bought with the blood of countless thousands, and floundering in the shadows of a cold war fueled by magic, faith, and dragons. The memory of mages may be long, but time brings complacency, and ambition is a wolf ever circling at the door.
Three children are cast into the royal court of the small western kingdom of Avrale. A land caught between the true power brokers of their world. Yet the forces of fate spiraling around the Ashton children hint at a larger picture. That nothing about them is at all ordinary, even if all they want is to live their lives, and find their place in a world that seems to always have other plans. They will learn that gifts can be burdens, and that great power is never without consequence.
- New Readers Start Here: Chapter 1
- Returning readers check the Book menu to find your last read chapter.
- New chapters will generally be posted weekly on Sunday.
- Extras when I find the time.
Decades in the making, the four planned books of the Storm Cycle remain a work in progress. Two completed books are in draft stages, a third started, and the ending of the fourth already written. Not to mention several side stories, including a half finished novel set before the Age of Kings. I have decided to release the chapters of Book 1 in serial format to begin building a following, and eventually hope to release final versions as full books, with professional editing.
If you aren’t sold yet, then let me give you a hint of what to expect. I may start with small children, but this was an outgrowth of needing to set the stage for the adults I first tried to tell the tale of. I like to say I split the difference between Tolkien and Jane Austin, and so probably landed somewhere around McCaffree.
This is a tale ever about the humanity and foibles of sometimes (very) reluctant heroes, who didn’t ask for the weight of the world on their shoulders, but who might just win to spite the world that cursed them.
Though the story told is set, these pages are self edited, and any corrections or feedback are greatly appreciated. Thank you, and enjoy.
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