Pull Up a Chair

Welcome to my office. Pull up a chair and have a seat. Make yourself comfortable. To the right, in the sidebar, you’ll find a link to a site devoted to my debut novel, Keepers of the Dawn. It’s the first book in my four-book, science fantasy series, the Dawn Cycle. There’s a link for the Cycle there as well if you’d like to read more about it. As for my bookshelf, you’ll have to excuse the scarcity of titles. But not to worry. I’m working to remedy that.

Cover of Keepers of the Dawn.So what’s the novel about? Keepers of the Dawn is a 232,000-word science fantasy. (That’s roughly 660 paperback pages.) Although it’s part of a series, the novel itself tells a complete story. No cliffhanger ending to leave you guessing. Or frustrated. Click here to read a description.

For two thousand years the Teeth have stood, three immense barriers of divine light rising high into the heavens, encircling the world, dividing it from Paradise. Like others of the Penitent world, Dreen and his telepathically impaired son, Bartu, cling to a dream. A dream that one day a savior will arrive to fell the imprisoning Teeth. Unlike others, however, their dream rests on more than mere faith. It rests on the promise of an artifact that came to their family centuries ago. A holy relic that is key to a future savior’s success.

To keep the relic safe, Dreen and Bartu must keep it secret. A task not easily accomplished in this world of telepaths. Making the task even more difficult is an obscure prophecy that foretells of the sacred artifact. A prophecy that Rue-A-Kai, the Destroyer, knows well. With the strength of a hundred wizards, the reincarnated savior of the Vile hordes imperils not only the Penitent kingdoms he now threatens to overrun, but also the promised arrival of a true future savior. Were the demonic Rue-A-Kai to acquire the holy relic, his perverse interpretation of prophecy would transform the relic from a device of deliverance to one of damnation, ensuring that the Teeth never fell, that the world never saw Paradise.

Yet the relic remains safely hidden, as it has for centuries. And there is no reason to believe it will not continue to remain so for centuries to come. No reason at all, that is, until the accident. . . .

Descriptions are nice, but how about a free read? In the sidebar you’ll find a link to a downloadable sample of Keepers of the Dawn, or “Keepers” as I affectionately call it. Actually, there are four links. The first opens a window where you can read the sample right in your browser. The other three links are to files you can download for use on your Kindle ereader, your non-Kindle ereader, or your computer (as a pdf). There’s other stuff in the sidebar too. Browse at your leisure.

So what’s next? In the immediate future, I’ll be working to complete Giver of the Dawn, the second book of The Dawn Cycle, before moving on to complete the final two books, Shadows of the Dawn and Takers of the Dawn. I’ve already written portions of all three remaining books. I’ve even completed the last paragraph of the final book. After The Dawn Cycle, it’s on to a drawer full of other story ideas and partially-completed fantasy and science fiction novels. There’ll be lots to write over the coming months and years, plenty to publish. Feel free to drop by from time to time to see how it’s going. I’d welcome another visit.

So that’s it. If you’re of a mind, give my blog page a quick look. You might find something of interest there. As for now, I do have work to do, so if you wouldn’t mind . . . . And please. Leave the door open as you go.