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 ever 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.
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Content Appropriateness: As a general rule 15+ would be my recommendation for YA readers, but for a more in depth examination consider: Content Guide or the more philosophic Considering Audiences. These largely cover only the main Storm Cycle, and some extended works may be older.
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 many side stories, including a half finished novel set before the “Age of Kings.” To begin building a following the chapters of Book 1 have been released in serial format, and the chapters of Book 2 will be forthcoming. Eventually the hope is to release final versions as ebooks books, with professional editing.
If you aren’t sold yet, then let me give you a hint of what to expect. While the story starts at the very beginning with the young Ashtons, this is an outgrowth of setting the stage for the adults they become. It is a tale ever about the humanity and foibles of those who find the strength to stand up, and be what the world needs, even if they will never quite be what the world wants.
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