A series about people, technology and magic, set in a world that is just discovering flight and electricity, and is trying to balance the use of magic and talent with the new wonders.
The series is being published by Grimbold Books.
In a world of magic, wind and electricity, Catter Jeck is offered the chance to explore a myth. Travelling from city to city, his search for the centre of the magic catches others in its coils. When the Lord Heir of Meton offers to continue the search in his flying machine, the consequences of their subsequent crash – and Toru’s accidental link to a dying Healer – suddenly become of central importance to all of their lives.
Previously Changing Winds: Part 1
Toru Idalin, Lord Heir of Meton, has a problem. The man he loves has accidentally made Toru into a powerful Mage, and Toru caused a soul-bond between himself and a grieving Healer. But when Quorl is attacked by an enemy intent on gaining the secret of new-found flight and electricity, the ripples from Catter’s actions become even more important, and Toru is thrown into the struggle to defend both his land and his partner.
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Previously Changing Winds: Part 2
The land of Quorl is under attack. S’ian, badly injured when her Glider crashed, is trapped in a city under siege; out on the plains, Toru is desperately defending his own city and people from the advancing enemy. The fighting is no longer between men: a battle for the air has started, and new weapons force both sides into desperate measures. Even if Toru succeeds in pushing the enemy back from Meton, what will the cost be? Can Toru reconcile his duty to his country with his own dreams?
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Mage Obak may be the foremost scholar of Mages’ myths in Taderah, but he is also something of a problem. Dismissed from a mission to find Treloolir due to his arrogant attitude, his life begins to fall apart when his studies are passed to a rival scholar. He is sent away to a small coastal village for his health; but although he finds relief from the world in sailing, he still yearns to regain his old life and realises that he may not be able to solve all of his problems.
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Empty Skies & Sunlight
Escaping from memories, Anoé Meerla is given an assignment to find missing people on the beautiful islands of Tao. When she hears rumours of an Island that has escaped its path, she calls in a favour from Toru Idalin and his flying machine to search for it. But even the Floating Island doesn’t solve all the mysteries, and she finds that there are more problems waiting for her back on Tao, including a rogue murderer and a Mage who is trying to forget a love and a war.
Desert Sands & Silence
Moel is a runner, a desert inhabitant who makes her living carrying messages across the sun-baked plains, content in her silence. But when a group of engineers from Meton are caught in a rockslide, politics abruptly brings Moel into the world again, and she meets others who have been pulled back to their pasts by Ziricon’s desire to gain the power of spark without the costs.
This is my NaNoWriMo 2015 project.
Far Heights & Horizons
When a map-maker from Huish decides to try to map the world, her passion sweeps up an eclectic mix of people in its coils and takes them all over the lands, from the highest cloud-top and furthest lonely ocean to deep under the earth…
This was my NaNoWriMo 2014 project.
Golden Trust & Treasure
Haller is down and out; left on the streets of Reyan after a mining accident, he makes his living begging and running errands. But his talent for finding rock and strata means he is recruited for a project to run a spark line through the mountains, and he accepts his new role as a surveyor. But even though he would prefer to avoid other humans, they won’t avoid him – and he soon finds that even in the middle of the desert, trouble hasn’t forgotten him.
Crystals & Communications
A figure, sitting at a desk. There’s a spark-light overhead; the glass is slightly warped, and it sends odd twists of light across the room. The figure has one headphone on and their chin resting on their hand. The other is holding a pencil, resting on a sheet of paper. They’re listening, waiting for messages to come through.
Communication. Morse code. Voice. Sending messages down the wires, under the sea, through the mountains; across the continent, the distance, the ages; from person to person, from mind to mind, and from heart to heart.
Bright Spark & Sunrise
There’s a secret project being built in Meton; a device that will change the spark system and the world. And Zack Rezian, soldier of fortune and politician’s messenger, has been hired to steal it. It’s a simple job; he’s only got to contend with a frustrated sleeper spy, a deadly archivist, his own political masters and the radical new Lord of Meton…and that’s before he’s even found out anything about the device he’s been hired to steal.