THE DRAGON STAR:
Realms of Shadow
(Episodes 1-3 of 7
An Epic Story of Love, Magic, and War
“The writing is beautiful, and although there are a lot of characters, I found them to be unique and fully created. This is a well-crafted book and one I will not easily forget. I recommend this book!”
— Air Global Radio Network Book Reviews
Across the Iron Realm, a vast land of warring human dominions, thousands share the same dream each night of the birth of a new star and a new deity. As the new goddess’s prophesied star appears in the night sky, and the old gods remain as silent as ever, seven exceptional people find their lives thrust into turmoil, forcing them to become fugitives, warriors, spies, and saviors.
Junari, a courageous priestess with newfound faith, becomes a reluctant prophet leading a pilgrimage of believers toward the Forbidden Realm, fighting past bandits, militias, and armies to follow the new star and the goddess who speaks through her voice.
Sao-Tauna, a brave and gifted six-year-old Tanshen princess, her resourceful tutor, Lee-Nin, and their protector Sha-Kutan, a man with unearthly powers and a mysterious past, are hunted by palace soldiers who believe the girl is a threat to the realm and must put to death.
Tin-Tsu, a prince and devout warrior-priest, unwillingly assumes the throne of the Daeshen Dominion after his brother’s death as unseen enemies within the palace attempt to end his nascent rule by ending his life.
Kellatra, a powerful seer with a secret past from the City of Leaves, flees her home with her family and an indecipherable lost book, hoping to escape the magical creatures who will kill her and her loved ones to possess it.
Sketkee, a brilliant reptilian philosopher from the Sun Realm, races to recover a stolen ancient artifact that may reveal crucial knowledge about the urris — the elusive magical creatures who have proscribed access to the Forbidden Realm for thousands of years.
Leotin, the world-weary leader of a traveling carnival, enlists the protection of a trio of non-human outlanders from other realms as he fights to keep his people alive while trapped in a castle under siege by a fanatical militia.
And Ondromead, a man who cannot die, awakens each morning in a new place to behold events he cannot fathom, such as a shy, young boy named Hashel, whose traumas leave him speechless, but who sings songs not heard for a thousand years.
With their lives irrevocably intertwined and altered, they all ask the same question: Will the goddess truly appear, and will she shatter the world as the dreams foretell?
The Dragon Star is an epic fantasy adventure with a gripping story, an intricate plot, a finely drawn cast of characters, and a richly detailed world influenced by Chinese, Indian, and global history. The book includes a hyperlinked Miscellany of Fragments and Artifacts (a cultural glossary) and a hyperlinked gazetteer of the world. Additionally, the chapters of the novel are hyperlinked to allow the reader to separately follow individual story arenas as well as individual character storylines
The Wizard of Time (Book 1)
An Epic Time Travel Fantasy Adventure
“When I started this book I hoped for the impossible and what I got was pure brilliance. This story is written with incredible intelligence and crosses genres and ages groups seamlessly. It is captivating, adventurous, creative, vibrant, emotive and unpredictable. I fully believed in the fantasy, loved the plot, and think the characters were just perfect.”
— Elizabeth Marshall – Author, Reviewer
Gabriel Salvador has dreams about the future, and his dreams always come true. When he dreams one night that he will drown, he knows upon waking it is only a matter of time before his dream becomes reality.
Plucked from the timeline of history at the moment of his death and considered dead by his parents and friends, Gabriel mourns the loss of his family as he trains to become an apprentice time mage — part of an elite team of wizards who travel throughout history to fight the War of Time and Magic.
When a mission to stop the creation of an alternate reality fails, Gabriel is revealed as the Seventh True Mage, able to use all six forms of magic. He soon finds himself hunted by three dark mages who hope to use him to rule the whole of the Primary Continuum.
From an alternate Windsor Castle to the Aztec temples of 1487, from the battle fields of Alexander the Great to a siege in Medieval France, from the Great Wall of China in 1644 to the deep past of the Paleozoic Era — Gabriel struggles to master the different magics and fulfill the responsibility of being the Seventh True Mage as he joins the battle to protect the timeline of history in The Wizard of Time.