The Shadow Council, an aggressive imperial organization, wants to destroy the tiny nation Sanctuary of Light. With the largest invasion force the world has seen, their fleet of airships head to their island suspended fifteen thousand feet in the air. Their mission, to wipe the nation from existence.
Marlexis, a warlock of unimaginable power that can devastate entire armies, has escaped his death sentence for war crimes against the Shadow Council. Evading the deadly creatures inside the Dark Forest, he runs into a patrol from the Shadow army who are unaware of his identity. He successfully infiltrates the army he wishes to destroy. With this second chance, he is more determined to succeed with his plans and goes well until he finds himself growing an attachment to a small group of men that can put his plans in jeopardy and to make things worse, he finds himself in one of the Legions that is part of the invasion force. With the ever growing stress from others, Marlexis is finding it hard to control his anger and if he blows it, all of his dreams will come crashing down. Worry of capture is not the only thing on his mind now, but what will happen if his new friends find out his true identity.
As Marlexis begins his trail of lies to keep his identity hidden, another possess gambling problems. Beryn, a respected officer of the Sanctuary of Light, uses a Mage created portal initiates unauthorized attacks on outposts owned by the Shadow Army. Unknown to him another is playing the same game. As his luck begins to run out, he soon finds himself making some really tough decisions that could cost him, his career and the lives of the men under his command. The only question now is will Beryn and the Light army be ready for the onslaught that is about to take place?
KOUNCIL OF THE REALM: THE INVASION is a 74,000 word adult fantasy novel set in a medieval era with a mix of postindustrial and modern technology such as airships and steam engines just to name a few. The novel will appeal to fans of the DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS book collection with the feel of the HALO novels with the more action filled pace. KOUNCIL OF THE REALM: THE INVASION is book one of a four book series with story lines drawn out for the readers to continue their adventure through this new world.
When I first started working on this project, it was intended to be a video game, taking courses in computer programming and design. Unable to get a team together the idea was scrapped but it didn't stop me from developing a prototype trading card game. As I continued working on the card game, having to address detail to the cards,I soon realized there was enough information to write a book. With my fascination with warfare and inspiration from Lord of the Rings, World of Warcraft, and Halo has sent me on an exciting journey into a new world.
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Day after submission the agent asked for the full manuscript. My only thing now is that it has been three weeks. Their website states if I do not get a reply from the query letter then the agent is not interested, but what about the manuscript? The agent has their contact information but research say it can take 4+ weeks depending on the number of manuscripts the agent has.