As many of you may know, I have been actively working on my upcoming novel: Kilian. This stand-alone story follows none other than Kilian Clearwater before he became the powerhouse warrior that we meet in Keepers of the Light. I'm nearing the end of the creation period for this novel, but I would be remiss if I didn't talk about the inspirations I have drawn from.
First of all, a big shout out to my father and my other half, Michael, for telling me that Kilian Clearwater was their absolute favorite character in Keepers. In fact, at one point my father told me that he wanted to know how Kilian had come to that place and who he actually was. Of course, being the daddy's girl that I am, I had to oblige. Thus was born Kilian: A Broken Prophecies Story.
The Creators take what is theirs and give only to the deserving. They alone decide who is blessed with the magic of the Light or who is doomed to live their days in darkness. Since the creation, they have sought out the bravest, strongest, and most intelligent among men in order to discover the Light's Hero. For centuries, legends of the Hero have passed from one Keeper of the Prophecies to the next. Some say that hero has come.
Kilian Clearwater thought he was nothing more than the son of a poor farmer. But, when his father inexplicably dies and a lone pirate wanders onto the family farm a year later, Kilian is faced with the secrets of his father's past. In a world wrought with intrigue and magical plots, the only way for Kilian to discover the answers he so desperately seeks is to gain favor with the Creators. Plunged into a magical world Kilian barely understands, he must travel beyond the Forgotten Isles and defeat the greatest foes known to all of Mitier: the Shadow Knights.
Does Kilian have what it takes to be the Hero?
Now, don't be fooled. Kilian may seem like the classic adventure story we have grown to know and love through such works as LOTR, Eragon, and GOT. It is in some ways. In this novel, you will find a coming-of-age tale about a poor farmer's son turned hero. Although, it might not turn out exactly how you might expect. Like the universe it is set in, Kilian is faced with his own broken prophecy.
In an effort to pre-sale the book, I've started a #kickstarter campaign. It'll run from now until May 10, 2017. Check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1246874462/kilian-a-broken-prophecies-story?
Don't forget, the Broken Prophecies universe is set in the mystical world of Mitier. This land is divided into kingdoms wrought with intrigue, chaos, and jealousy. Rulers seek out the bravest and most talented among their people to gain favor with the Creators-gods that give and take power. Check out the world's map below.
If you're interested in this world and the story, be sure to check out the kickstarter page.