Here is the basic information about my upcoming fantasy series, Eternal Defenders. The first book is coming soon (currently planned for October 2020)
All the mentioned stories are fantasy, sword-and-sorcery subgenre. The initial trilogy has heavy coming-of-age and romance elements, though not all of these may be present in future side-projects. See details of each book (once it’s near release) for more information.
Eternal Defenders (#1)
Prologue available to read for free.
(Cover, Goodreads link, and Amazon link coming soon)
For generations, the blessed warriors and magi of the Order of Eternal Defenders had fought to defend their lands from the endless hordes of demons.
The legendary warrior Kraasian Darkwood has lost friends and family to the demons. When Tyr’eshal, his twenty-year-old son, accepts the offer to wield an almost forgotten power, Kraasian realizes there might never be a better chance to defeat the demons forever.
But the resurgence of an underestimated foe with their eyes set on Tyr’eshal, and the challenges of waging a war with just a few Eternal Defenders will test Kraasian and his hope. More so when the cost of victory might be higher than he anticipated.
- Current status: post-production
- Current length: 167k words
- Publication ETA: October 2020
- Suggested 18+ for moderately graphic fantasy violence, infrequent nudity, and one sex scene.
Writing of the first book started in October 2015. The first draft was completed in November 2016. As of November 2019, the book is in the third beta stage.
Secrets of the Eternals (#2)
- Current status: third draft
- Current length: ~180k words (version 0.3.0 / July 2020)
- Publication ETA: late 2021
(Description and cover TBA)
Work on the second book started shortly after finishing the first draft of book one and continued alongside it, weaving back and forth between editing #1 and drafting #2. The first draft was finished in a mad dash in January 2018 and faced first small-scale edits in Q2 2018. It went through the second draft in April-May 2019 and further edits in Summer 2020. The main storyline is complete though there will be edits, cuts, and additions.
Eternity’s end (#3)
- Current status: preliminary first draft
- Current length: ~180k words (as of 12/2018)
- Publication ETA: late 2022 or early 2023
(Description and cover TBA)
Early work on the third book began in May 2018 and the early first draft was finished in December 2018. It’s a rough draft, several unfinished scenes will need to be expanded before I can resume true drafting – which won’t likely happen in a larger scope before #2 is close to done.
Apart from the main in-progress trilogy, I’m working on several side-projects, most of them in early stages. These include a shorter full-length novel titled Legend of Sagittus, depicting the end of the Elven War and the life of the eventual Eternals, Sagittus and Aphelia, in their primes.
Another project, for now split into two sub-projects – Rise of the Eternal Defenders and Looming shadows – would describe the first demonic invasion, the story of Jandiel Darkwood and his friends founding the Order of Eternal Defenders, the background and founding of the Shadowflame cult, and the beginning of the Magic-Breakers. These two projects may end up separate or merged and my current rough guesstimate would be around 50k words each.