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Story Preview

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:49 am
by vendezzz
Manuscript has returned from the editor and let me tell you I got some great feedback that is really going to enhance the story. I will likely begin my next set of revisions this weekend, if not tomorrow. Its going to be rather tedious, but still an enjoyable task. Once I finish up all that jazz I'll be sending out quires to agents and trying to get the book in print. I am seriously considering self publishing though and have even given thought to starting my own independent publishing company, as I will have a good amount of material to put out by years end. I also want to note that the title of the Story and series will likely be changed, as I never felt strongly about the titles in the first place. When book 1 is all said and done I'll continue to outline book to. My summer schedule should allow for me to parallel my revising time with my organizing time in the workshop. I will also be working in the studio putting the whole text to audio this summer. I'm really excited for the work I'll be doing and hope that you, my fan(s), are also excited. Enclosing this update I will included the basic summary of the story, so pretty much what you'd read on the back of the book.

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As Daniel Stonevien, a hotheaded young fire mage, languishes in a dungeon waiting to be executed, he recalls the fateful evening he decided to leave his family and seek adventure. Little does he suspect that the quest he’s about to embark upon will try him more than dragon’s fire.


An Empire in Thought is an intricately plotted fantasy novel, the first in a series, in which Daniel is one of several characters embroiled in the fate of Ruinous, a kingdom under siege by the mysterious Shadow Fox. In the capital, Stallworth, Gentler Leones and his personal guard Damon seek to sniff out a traitor, while Daniel’s childhood friend Link desperately tries to keep his charge, King Daerunt Danford’s son Domino, Ruinous’s prince, safe. At Isseaos, the academy for mages, teenage Keliea contends with a traumatic past as she helps to lead an exploratory mission and learns about her extraordinary power. In the Startelm, a forbidden forest, an ancient enemy reappears, and Avey, an Alsatin (an intelligent non-human creature), wonders how much her unusual father is hiding from his pack. Further afield, prodigal youngest son Stephen Gaferty must decide if he has what it takes to lead his family’s house in a dangerous political game. Meanwhile, Daniel attempts to infiltrate the Shadow Fox, leading him on a dangerous journey through the Sea of Sand and toward the realm of the Nocturne, a fanatic cult whose country no stranger has ever left alive.

Re: Story Preview

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:41 am
by Justin M
This sounds very promising, it's something I wouldn't mind reading! Best of luck to you, sir! :D

Re: Story Preview

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:27 am
by vendezzz
Just keeping you guys in the loop, the project is still ago, the manuscript is undergoing a beta reading process and I am planning on having heavy revisions done by the new year, from there I can start building and illustrating. Still got a long a road ahead, and I only have one book written of three so far, but It is shaping up to be very good. Stick with me and you won't be disappointed.

Re: Story Preview

PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:33 am
by ameliadavies
This sounds really amazing. Looking forward to read it.