Today is the launch day of my new book Fireblood. It is the first book in the Whispers from Mirrowen trilogy and I’m excited to be sharing it with you. This is a new experience for me and I’ll tell you why. It is the first series I’ve written with the help of a development editor and the full production staff of a publisher. There is a cool map, awesome cover art, and an audiobook version all at the same time.
This is a story that I developed many years ago and is finally seeing the light of day. While I was studying history at San Jose State, I was intrigued by the social and economic devastation caused by the Black Death and how it shaped European history. I conceived the idea of a series of civilizations which banded together to preserve and archive knowledge. They formed a great city in the middle of a lake to protect and preserve their cultures and history. I wrote a series of short stories for Deep Magic explaining the concept and solicited readers of the e-zine to contribute articles and stories fleshing it out. It was a shared world concept which we launched in 2004
Nine years later, I welcome you to the world of Kenatos and a perilous quest masterminded by a brilliant man bearing the stigma of a colossal failure. It is also the story of a persecuted race which can summon fire through their anger. They hold the power of the Fireblood.
Enjoy the ride!