Leznilia is a girl of very words, not the personality trait you’d expect from the leader of a human uprising.
Sixteen-year-old Leznilia is like any other slum dweller of Vyredome, she bickers with her family’s magic cat, consumes two blood meals a day, and watches over her younger brother, not an easy task in a city monitored by vampiric creatures known as the Watch. Her life in poverty has become routine until she narrowly avoids a mass feeding one day at the market. Fleeing from the carnage, she stumbles upon a wounded yet cursed clown and returns him to his owner, an ancient and powerful witch.
Now bestowed with the gift of magic, Leznilia wastes no time building the life she has always wanted: blood, servants, and the resurrection of her dead brother. Yet as her power grows, such ambition doesn’t escape the notice of the Gentlemen, the powerful overlords of Vyredome. Narrowly escaping an assault on her home by the Watch, Leznilia flees the city with her family, scorching a hole straight through the imprisoning walls of Vyredome.
Isolated from her home and facing the wrath of the Gentlemen, Leznilia has limited time to unite the few allies she can find outside the walls of city. As her family is torn apart by infighting and the forces of the Watch draw closer, Leznilia must decide whether her dreams of a free Vyredome will be worth the fight, or if the death of her family is an acceptable loss for her ambition.
VYREDOME is YA fantasy novel with series potential at 98,000 words. VYREDOME will appeal to fans of dark humor and lovecraftain-styled villains. I am recent college graduate with multiple short stories published in the Tennessee magazine.