The Dark Shadow of Spring (The Young Sorcerers Guild – Book 1) is finally available! It’s out as an ebook this week and will be available in print next week.
I’m pretty excited about it. It’s a really fun story. Fun to write. Fun to edit. Hopefully even more fun to read. I spent the summer working on a sequel. Book Two of what I think will be a four book series. I think of it as a season cycle. The next novel will be Summer’s Cauldron, then Autumn’s Eternal Fire, and finally, The Seven Shades of Winter. Now I get to spend the autumn editing and writing the sequel for The Wizard of Time. And someday, editing The Celestial Blade.
What the story is about:
A dragon that foretells destinies, streets suddenly cluttered with thousands of dead birds, a plague of malevolent insects, ghosts arising in the town cemetery, demons haunting the woods of the White Forest — these are only some of the dangers that thirteen year old Alex Ravenstar and his friends in The Young Sorcerer’s Guild must overcome in order save the secluded magical town of Runewood from an ancient soul-enslaving evil in THE DARK SHADOW OF SPRING.
After a nearly disastrous adventure to wake the local dragon from its hibernation in hopes that it will tell them their destinies, Alex and his friends accidentally encounter the dark force that was responsible for burning the magic out of the world beyond the Rune Valley thousands of years ago. Known as the Shadow Wraith, the evil force was cast from this world and imprisoned in another realm at the end of the war fought to stop it. Once again, the Shadow Wraith is trying to escape its prison to enslave the world and Alex and the Young Sorcerer’s Guild are the only ones who can defeat it.
There’s a sample chapter on the YSG page.
Available now as an ebook at:
Available in print soon