FERGUS GREW UP BELIEVING he would never see the world beyond New Peiling... until he found the map to Tír na nÓg. But sometimes adventures don't take us to the place we want to be, but where we need to go.
The Knights of Evalach have rounded up the hybrids and sent them away. Those who remain struggle to keep the towering plates of New Peiling upright. Time is short, and there are many wrongs to be righted. But what will Fergus have to give up to put things straight?
MOST PEOPLE KNOW OF THE WILD HUNT—the tales of wicked hounds and black riders spiriting away drunkards and careless travelers. It's a cautionary fable to keep children indoors. Yet in a world where hybrids and humans are perpetually on the verge of war, there are those who revel in the squalid stories of the Hunt—who wish to bring those scenes of terror to life. And those who call themselves the "Huntsmen" are hungry for revenge.
Fergus returns on a mad adventure to find the gateway to Tír na nÓg. But finding a place that might not even exist may be the least of his worries...
FERGUS IRVINE IS A HYBRID—a human who shares his body with a fairy's soul. Like other hybrids in the human-governed metropolis of New Peiling, his life seems stuck on okay-at-best—but that all changes the day he returns to his apartment to find his best friend Flynn dead. Unable to accept that Flynn would kill himself, Fergus decides he must find out for himself what really happened.
He must survive arson, anti-hybrid vigilantes, airship crashes, ravenous fairies, and his catty kind-of-girlfriend to peel back the layers of lies and find the truth about Flynn... and himself.
I've got a decopunk fantasy in the works, replete with mechs, a carnival, and an antlers-loving’ witch. I'm hoping to finish it by the end of 2014, so you may see it as early as late 2015. No promises.
Yup. That was working title of the first book. I had no intention of keeping it, but everyone I showed it to loved it, and so I wound up leaving it in the subtitle.
You can find buy links in the books section above! Right now, my titles are only available on Amazon, but as they are enrolled in the KDP Select program, if you happen to be an Amazon Prime member, you can borrow them for free. Plus, if you keep your eye out, you might catch them on discount.
The skeleton drawings are by me, but the man behind the magic is the immensely talented Lee Milverton.
It's a skeleton of a horse. Horses, kelpies... You get it. Kelpies have been described in many ways—some more terrifying than others—and while Fergus's kelpie form in the books is more romantic than creepy, I liked the idea of having a cover that's a little darker. So there you go!
I can't/won't read them (whether it be by friend or fan or other—the legalities get sticky, and I don't much care for sticky), but feel free to write (or draw) what you like. Thanks in advance for understanding.