We’ve gone and done it again! Now, @AelathiaNovels on Twitter is at 243 followers, just one over the answer to life, the universe, and everything (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams). In celebration, here’s a teaser for Weaving and Musings of Essencers, as posted on Twitter…
You may have read my http://AelathiaNovels.com Interview w/an Essencer. What is an essencer? Think wizard…(There are) multiple types of essencers. Advancers are most common; they run a communication network; work with construction, agriculture. Due to a 20-year-old prejudice after an event called Dreadbear Massacre, advancers are accepted in society, on the other hand, not so much essencers, who were responsible.
The event itself impacts #Aelathia main character Yeltson, who must work with essencers to bring down a vast, shadowy, deadly, and powerful Slaver Coalition that threatens the people of the kingdom he serves. Unfortunately, he falls in love with not just an essencer who’s an abolitionist, but the niece of the head of the Coalition. Not only has he to reconcile memories of being buried alive in rubble for days as a child during the Massacre, now Yeltson must work with an essencer spy whose saved his life, over and over again, and the essencer niece of his sworn enemy. Life isn’t easy in #Aelathia.
Next time we reach the number 42, I’ll release more of #Aelathia! Who are these essencers? What’s Yeltson’s tie to the Coalition? How’d the niece of a slaver become an abolitionist? Much more to come when we reach 343 followers and beyond. Thank you to all!
Yeltson, a former law-protector turned elite killer, leads a group of King’s Men who, to anyone but the King and his top advisers, do not exist. The 21st Company is tasked to investigate and take down illegal slave traders and sex traffickers throughout the kingdom.
After obtaining enough evidence to prosecute leaders of the treacherous Slaver Coalition, Yeltson and his essencer partner, Raynt, are reassigned by the King to stop a mass exodus of slavers with slaves to the north. Their work uncovers a web of conspiracies, assassinations, and an oncoming invasion that threatens the kingdom of Cardor–and the hundreds of slaves still in the Coalition’s custody.
With few people to trust, Yeltson and Raynt turn to the niece of the Coalition’s leader. Princess Amelia is an essencer, and an outspoken abolitionist. Time is running out and their list of conspirators and essencer enemies continues to grow.
In this world, Aelathia, the intangible is tangible; the very fabric of existence is full of personality, of essences waiting to be used. To control the essences is to gain power. To gain power, is to weave plots of unfathomable magnitude, capable of bringing Kings and Kingdoms to their very knees. The world itself begs for deliverance; and slavery is just a symptom of darker forces at work.
Greetings, friends! After a long wait, the Aelathia Chronicles are gaining their own blog! The site is currently under construction, so we thank you ahead of time for your patience!
In the meantime, follow author Joshua P. Smith on Facebook and on Twitter for up-to-date news on the first book, Weaving and Musings of Essencers.