I am very proud that The Tempest Guild has been published on Amazon. Through all the starts and stops, time off, rereads, redos, edits, second-guessing, et al., I can't believe it actually happened. I want to mention again those I thanked in the Acknowledgements of the book who helped me along the way in reaching such a milestone and accomplishing one of my dreams. First and foremost my wife and two lovely daughters. Without their support and guidance, I would never have had the courage to finish. Next, my editors, Nichole Strauss and Jessica Nelson. Their recommendations and proofreading comments improved the book immensely. My two beta readers, Noelle DeLaney and Jennifer Lane gave valuable story feedback early on in the process. The wonderful fantasy map was designed by Hiru from MysticMapz. And last, but not least, the cover art was a dual affair between Avery Mullin and Adam Isailovic.
If your interested in reading a quick-paced, easy read, here's the jacket blurb:The fragile peace in Talam is disintegrating. The northern ice pack is melting and the king of Sinistra plots to take advantage of the calamity to start a conflict.Oblivious to the looming natural disaster and a coming war, street urchin Phaedra lives in the underbelly of the capital city. She has a unique and powerful ability, but she is too frightened to use it. Shunned by society, she longs to fit in. When two factions in the underworld clash, Phaedra is caught in the middle. Forced to defend her life, she finally unleashes her power with deadly consequences.With Talam on the brink of doom, Phaedra is thrust into a conflict she doesn't understand. She must flee the city in possession of a plant that could change the course of history, but she can't do it alone.With her antagonistic band in tow, Phaedra must find a way to escape Sinistra with hundreds of thousands of lives hanging in the balance.