At last, I have finished the first draft of my fantasy novel. The book is the first in a series called the Ashborne Chronicles, and I have named it How Black is the Shadow. As the title might suggest, there are some heavy, poignant moments. However, like most fantasy novels, there are many moments of levity and adventure. The main character Kat journeys far from home and must grow to overcome challenge after challenge. I hope you will read my book when it is published and take that journey with Kat.
I will not claim my writing is the most eloquent, nor will I tell you How Black is the Shadow will be the best book you have ever read. But I know I have a story worth telling. Much like the fantasy novels we cherished in our childhoods and still cherish today (Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Eragon, Narnia, and so on), there’s a certain magic to my story that will capture you and affect you on a personal level. I can’t claim perfection, and that was never my aim. That magic though – that’s what I aimed for and I think I’ve hit my mark.
I’ll continue to update you, so stay tuned. I hope you’re as excited about this book as I am. Here’s a look at my world, just to tease you.