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The Soul Thief sample — the prologue

  Prologue A wooden wagon filled with refuges from Breckenful creaked down a dirt path. One woman sat half a head taller than the others. She stared at the passing trees with tired eyes. Her face had streaks of soot where she’d pushed hair from her eyes with dirty fingers. She did so again and looked at her hand. Her fingernails were crusted with dark matter – probably some blood mixed in with the soot. In the early morning light it was hard to tell and for that the woman was thankful. A young girl on her right muttered something, …Read more »

The Soul Thief

I am beyond thrilled to be able to post here that the novel is done! Written, edited, polished, edited, polished, read, and published! Below is the cover image. I had the honor of working with a really talented artist named Megan Hutchison on the cover. She took my rough ideas and made them a reality. I started writing this story on April 14th, 2012, and I was scared to death. I had just recently admitted to myself that my dream was to be a writer. You know how people talk about deathbed regrets — that would have been my regret, that …Read more »

Teaka Mote: Thief, Soldier, Spy

The main character of The Soul Thief is Teaka Mote. She’s a former soldier and spy and currently working as a thief in the capital city of Tolount. Even though I played Indira as a character in World of Warcraft and Dungeons and Dragons, I made Teaka the main character of the novel. It was a conscious decision, (obviously) but at the time I wouldn’t have been able to tell you exactly why — it just felt right. I think I know why I did it now. Although I love Indira (and she’s a little too much like me), it …Read more »

Character Focus: Indira Burningwood

My novel The Soul Thief will be out soon and so I wanted to give a glimpse into one of the main characters — Indira Burningwood. She’s the healer in my thief/healer combo. Indira has a long history in my life. She first came to life as my paladin in World of Warcraft in 2005. I quested with her to the original level 60 cap and then quit the game cold turkey. Missing WoW brought me to Dungeons & Dragons. My wife and I played 3.5 edition D&D with the same group of women for over 3 years. I wanted to recapture …Read more »

The Soul Thief: A First Look

My novel, The Soul Thief will be coming out in a few weeks. It’s a fantasy novel, and in my opinion the best fantasy novels begin with a map and end with a glossary The action takes place on the continent of Sarana. It was almost totally unified at one point under the Rhoshundari Empire. But several hundred years ago, the Empire was broken. Almost all of the action in The Soul Thief takes place in the country of Orishea. Its neighbor to the north is Sulesia, and it shares a border to the south with Vatiba and a eastern …Read more »

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