Arol, a boy of humble origins but an extraordinary cosmic birthright, approaches manhood in a time of great strife. The brutal Drenarian Empire has enslaved and impoverished his people, the Gennebri. A courageous band of rebels hopes to liberate the province of Gennebar, but first they must turn hearts and minds away from a corrupt religious hierarchy and a heretical sect preaching compliance and passivity. As Arol’s cosmic gift begins to awaken, it falls to the heroic rebel leader, the clairvoyant Senasha, to breathe new hope into the rebellion with a brilliant exploit.
Meanwhile, Arol’s struggle to understand the changes coming over him leads him to Bernarro, a genius with his own cosmic gift and a scientific sensibility centuries ahead of his time. While Arol learns from Bernarro to harness his powers, Arol’s best friend Zorn meets and falls in love with Senasha, and the pair embarks on a daring mission to kill a tyrant and recover a priceless Gennebri relic. As the rebellion gathers strength, foretellings of natural and divine calamities threaten Gennebar. Arol’s choices will determine not only his own future, but the fate of the rebellion and his people.
Part 1, Awakenings, is available in four formats:
- Kindle e-book (Amazon.com) No Kindle device required—read on your phone, tablet, or desktop computer.
- Paperback (Amazon.com) Also available from other online stores.
- Hardcover (Amazon.com) Also available from other online stores.
- Autographed Hardcover (directly from my site).
Reviewers can request a review copy of the book by contacting me directly.
Parts 2 and 3
Part 2 (Into the Maelstrom) and Part 3 (The Kozem King) are fully written and edited, and will be published in the coming months.
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Reviewing Gennebar Rising
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The SciroFant Books Imprint
I invented the imprint SciroFant Books for my fantasy publishing endeavors. My fanciful neologism, SciroFant, combines obvious allusions to science and fantasy—both important elements of my story—with a rhyme on “hierophant,” a high priest of ancient Greece who interpreted arcane and esoteric mysteries. So SciroFant seemed not only apropos, but intriguing and even lyrical. How could I resist?
Awakenings Press Kit (web format). For any additional materials or questions, please contact me at the address in the kit.