Dreams of Magic: Mage of Storm and Sea Prequel
They called him a war hero. The savior of the common people of the Islands. The greatest weather mage the Islands ever knew. But once, he was a lonely, misfit youth with some impossible dreams.
Esavas Daruvias wants two things in life - to become a weather mage and to marry the girl of his dreams. But, bookish, awkward, and misfit, his magical power stunted since childhood, he knows that his hopes are completely out of reach and life as a scholar at the remote, secluded Tower is his only refuge from a society where he doesn't belong.
Then his father offers him the impossible, an arranged marriage to the beautiful Pirazina, the girl he's always loved - who barely even knows he exists. Determined to win her heart and admiration, Esavas risks everything - his freedom, his future, even his power itself - to become the mage and man he longs to be and make his dreams a reality.
Note: Dreams of Magic is the prequel to Mage of Storm and Sea, an epic fantasy series with a prominent romantic storyline in the later books. There will eventually be an HEA for the characters, but they have to work for it first! In the meantime, I hope you'll enjoy getting to know Esavas, the hero of the series.
Contains strong language and mature subject matter, including drug and alcohol use and sexual references.
Cover art by Yuriko Matsuoka
Book 1: Winds of Magic
After a terrible mistake in his youth, Esavas Daruvias has found peace and belonging at the secluded Tower as a Master of weather magic, vowed to celibacy, self-mastery, and non-violence.
Then, without warning, the troubles of the past resurface to disrupt his quiet life. The Islands are threatened by a mage rebellion led by a mage with strange and terrible powers - his sister Rayaluna, the person hurt the most by his long-ago mistake. Though hidden away at the Tower for more than twelve years and sworn to a life of peace, Esavas is conscripted by the Crown to help put a stop to the rebellion.
Distrusted by the king, baffled by his sister's impossible powers, and bound by his oath to never raise a hand in violence, Esavas must find a way to counter Rayaluna's terrifying magic and save the people of the Islands - and Rayaluna herself - from her madness, even at the risk of his own soul.
Note: Winds of Magic is Book 1 of Mage of Storm and Sea, an epic fantasy series with a prominent romantic storyline in the later books. There will eventually be an HEA for the characters, but they have to work for it first! In the meantime, I hope you'll enjoy getting to know Esavas, the hero of the series.
Contains strong language, violence, and mature subject matter, including sexual references and content.
Cover art by Yuriko Matsuoka
Book 2: Sea of Magic
For years, Leshi has been enthralled by her father’s stories of fighting beside the great war hero Honored Master Esavas. When a malign force from the sea brings tragedy to their village, Leshi knows they need the help of a mage. Though she has untrained magical powers, she can never reveal them or else the law of the mages will tear her away from everything she knows. So she goes in search of Master Esavas, to ask him to save her village. But what she finds isn’t what she expected…
After his devastating losses during the war, Esavas is broken, bitter, and without hope, burying his pain in drink and hiding from everyone who knows him. When the daughter of Baros, his captain and good friend, tracks him down, begging him to come protect her village, all he wants is for her to leave him alone. But even though he has no help to give and the hunt for the evil that threatens Leshi’s home seems futile, how can he say no to his captain’s daughter?
As they travel across seas of danger and magic, Leshi and Esavas discover they need each other in ways they hadn’t expected. Leshi must accept the power she has always tried to deny, and Esavas must open himself to a new purpose in life - and they must both resist the love growing between them, forbidden by the laws of mage society that have laid claim on Leshi as an untrained mage.
But neither love nor laws will matter if Leshi and Esavas can't find a way to defeat the evil threatening the villagers of Leshi’s little archipelago before it grows strong enough to sweep over all the Mardavian Islands.
Contains strong language, violence, mature subject matter, and sensual content.
Book 3: Storm of Magic - forthcoming
After they lost everything else, they found each other.
Now Leshi and Esavas are ready to begin their new life together in Yevoruta, the city of the mages. But the battles of the past raised more questions than they answered, questions that themselves must be answered if Esavas and Leshi are to lay the ghosts of the past to rest and find peace in their new life.
But beneath the mannered, rigid surface of mage society lies treachery, and the search for those answers could cost Leshi and Esavas everything.