Fantasy where heroes don't follow the rules
Takes place 30 years after "The War Queen"
Projected completion: Jan 2023
When Daeruin attacks and locks down the City of Feldetti, Tormalin is driven to thievery in order to save up money to pay for mercenaries who will come and fight Daeruin. At the same time, he tries figuring out what Daeruin actually wants and why so many women are getting kidnapped. Having worked alone so far, when an 18-year-old girl named Chalani ruins one of Tormalin's thefts, Tormalin is forced to work with her in order to recoup the money in exchange for a favor she wants from him. She asks Tormalin to help her get kidnapped so she can learn where all the kidnapped women are being taken. Tormalin agrees. After Chalani gets kidnapped, Tormalin tangles with the kidnapper who gets away, but leaves behind a demonic-looking jar. Tormalin's carefully laid plans to get the city back from Daeruin unravel as he discovers not only what the jar was being used for, but where the kidnapped women have been taken to...and why.
Tormalin needs the mercenaries now more than ever, but Daeruin has put a bounty on Tormalin's head and threatens to execute innocent lives if Tormalin does not return what he stole. Tormalin is outnumbered and out of time, holding in his hand the salvation or ruin of the City of Feldetti, finally understanding not only what Daeruin wants, but that villains make wishes too.
Book 1 in a 5 book series. High Fantasy
Projected completion: Dec 2022
Cohthel wants to be a man but doesn’t believe he can love a woman, choose an apprenticeship, or even grow a beard without his father rearing him into manhood. When Cohthel discovers his father might still be alive, he runs away from school, home, and friends to find him, but his journey teaches him that manhood comes from within and not from without. Only after he accepts this does he find out where his father has been these ten years—and why.