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The Soulstone Prophecy Series is ultimately a character driven fantasy about restoring balance. I wrote it to be accessible to young adults, but still be able to hold an adult’s attention. There is world building, so it could be classified as Epic Fiction, but it is really the characters I tried to focus on, though the world of Allwyn is, at her heart, a character in her own right. It is looking like it’s going to take three books to tell the main story arc of Ghile and his companions.

Warning: There are spoilers in the brief summaries

CRADLE OF THE GODSCradle of the Gods is my first novel and the first book in the Soulstone Prophecy series. It was release January 2014.

The story begins with a young human named Ghile who lives on the edge of the Dwarven empire in a small human settlement known as the Cradle of the Gods. Ghile prepares for his upcoming manhood test and first Rite of Attrition; A rite used by his dwarf overseers to cull those humans who show signs of being potential vessels for an insane god’s return. In book one, events thrust Ghile into the Soulstone Prophecy and mark him as stonechosen and one of those very vessels the dwarves fear.

Here are some example chapters  from the book, along with a complete synopsis.


TIME OF THE STONECHOSEN

Time of the Stonchosen is the second installment in the Soulstone Prophecy series. It was released in February 2016.

The story picks up where book one left off. Ghile and his companions, fearing further retribution against his family and hamlet, flee the Cradle of the Gods. Called by his visions of the Gray Lady, Ghile travels to Dagbar’s Freehold in hopes of learning the location of the Fallen City somewhere in the heart of the Deepwood, home to the Children of Islmur, the fabled Elves. Meanwhile, Knight Justice Finngyr returns to the mountain city of Daomount to report of his discovery of a stonechosen and try to discern Ghile’s next move.

Here are some example chapters  from the book.

Time of the Stonechosen (The Soulstone Prophecy Book 2)


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Tomb of the Fallen is the third installment in the Soulstone Prophecy series.  I’m hoping for a late 2017 release.

With four soulstones in his possession and four in the possession of the Nordlah barbarian, Growling Bear, Ghile must decide whether to pursue the ninth and final soulstone or confront Growling Bear who is attacking the Cradle of the Gods to draw Ghile out. Meanwhile, the dwarves of the northern empire prepare to face the largest assault from the humans they have seen since the times of the Great Purge. Time is running out for Ghile to acquire the soulstones he needs to open Haurtu’s prison and confront the mad god intent on destroying all humankind.

Here are some example chapters from book.

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When to “Use the Force” and when to “Let it Go”.


I am one of those writers who gets so caught up in trying to focus on writing that I neglect all the other things I’m suppose to be doing to help promote said writing. One of those things is letting people know what I’m up to.

What I’ve been up to is trying to finish book three, Tomb of the Fallen, of my Soulstone Prophecy Series. It is all plotted out and rough drafted, now I’m going through the process of rewriting each chapter, or as I like to refer to it, writing up hill.

For me, rough drafting is like running down hill. You just need to keep your feet beneath you and let gravity do the rest. When I write like that, I am often surprised by what I find on the paper when I return to it later. It also keeps me away from those fearful words, writer’s block.

I’m not so lucky when I return to those pages and start rewriting (The going up hill part). I sometimes run into a chapter that is really hard to rewrite. I don’t know if it is what other writers experience when they say they are suffering from writer’s block, but it is the closest thing I have come to my understanding of it.

This is where the choice of “Using the Force” and just powering through the chapter, writing until reaching the end or just accepting that the chapter is difficult to write because it isn’t right and admitting it. That is my “Let it Go” approach. I am on one of those chapters now in Tomb of the Fallen and it is what resulted in me taking a break from the chapter and writing my thoughts on the matter this post.

It is a chapter where the Lord Knight Justice Gyldoon is trying to force the Judges Council of Daomount to accept that the Time of the Stonechosen has indeed come and enact the law that turns leadership over to the Temple of Justice (him) during that time. It seemed simple enough when I rough drafted it. I knew I needed to show things from the dwarf perspective, do a little foreshadowing for some upcoming events, share the bureaucracy permeating dwarven government (world building), and close the reader/writer contract concerning Gyldoon.

Unfortunately, the chapter, as written, was resisting me sentence by sentence. Nothing was flowing and I found I was spending way more time on this one chapters than any three others combined. That is when I realized it was one of “those” chapters and I had to “Let it Go”. So, I did. I stepped back, and started over by asking myself what my point of view (POV) character was thinking and trying to accomplish in the first place.

That change of perspective was all I needed to open the creative flood gates. So, I’m back on track and another chapter closer to finishing book three.

Back to writing….

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