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!
Today, it’s a celebration! Hello, friends, and welcome back from what I hope was a fantastic three day weekend.
Today, my Twitter account, @AelathiaNovels, reached 143 followers. Well, for a short time, that was 142…which strikes me so delightfully close to the number 42. How many Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy Fans out there? You would know that 42, in the book and movies, is the answer to life, the universe, and everything. Thus, it felt only fitting that I drop a clip on Twitter from the first Aelathia novel, Weaving and Musings of Essencers.
Here’s the clip from Chapter 1 in it’s entirety (including some lines not shared on Twitter…you’re just that special):
A surging wave pushed the bow upwards. Yeltson steadied himself against the plank seat with his legs. The small ship rose so high that only the night sky could be seen. There, shaped into a mystical dragon pattern, were multiple bright blue stars.
The oarsmen muttered to themselves as the ship suddenly fell with the wave, splashing as it slid against the ocean.
“Omen,” they called it.
“Dark spirits,” others said.
“Banshees, no doubt.”
“Silence,” Yeltson whispered. Yeltson flushed with pride, his six soldiers remained utterly quiet throughout the mess. These new stars didn’t help, but he wouldn’t have any of it. He didn’t care. It was the mission. The mission was everything.
Hope you enjoyed that teaser, there’s more to come if my Twitter followers rise to 242…so make it happen!
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.