To start this out, I want to take you all back to the post I did back in July about a Fantasy series that I am working on. I gave an initial introduction to the series along with previewing the opening lines of the first book.
The legends of this land speak of a great war long ago. A war for the freedom of the Ilysian races against oppression from the shadows that long plagued the lands. Few people know what really happened all those years ago but more than legend has been passed down, one to another, in my family. To tell the story, I must take you back to the day the darkness fell upon these lands. The day the dawn fell and the shadows grew, leaving a looming darkness.
Now I can say that I finally titled the series! I have decided to tile it The Elements of Ilysia with the first book being titled A Darkness Awakens (The Elements of Ilysia: Volume One) set to be released January 31, 2018! Little by little as I begin major work on this series, I’ll introduce some bits and pieces about Ilysia and the people of the series. This is a world full of magic centered on a battle between the light and the dark, with very clear dividing lines. It’s a land with a rich history, a long history and has known too much war without enough peace. I will be telling a major story first about the war and how this land will find its peace, but I do plan on going back and doing a prequel series that will be known as The Chronicles of Ilysia. There is a lot to this world and this story. I just plan on telling the story I was inspired to tell in my mind before I tell the history.
My next update involves The Passion of the Dragon Saga. About a month ago, Rayna and I decided to postpone the release of Souls Ignited, Volume Three in the series, from December 12, 2016 to July 24, 2017. It was a difficult decision to make but one that is certainly not regretted. There is still a lot left to tell in the story of Vlad, Erdenia, and Erzsébet. If you have not introduced yourself to this story yet, Hearts on Fire and Love in Flames are available now for Kindle and in Paperback. For more on the change of the release date, check out our latest blog post. Keep an eye out on the series website for more news from Rayna and myself.
I’ve also got other ideas in the works for later projects. I can’t seem to turn my brain off where that is concerned. I’m just trying to focus on one project at a time.