I am so touched that Aurealis Magazine featured Smoke and Rain in their 128th issue!
"The first strokes of a brewing conflict between gods, mortals and the otherworldly Laen are intriguing. The deep history associated with the fantasy elements of this novel indicate a well developed and subtly-layered world, promising an engaging series conflict. Watching Alea and Arman grow into their roles, and seeing how the opposing powers of the gods will develop through their puppet, the mad King Azirik, is reason enough to anticipate the second novel in this quadrilogy.
The strength of the narrative leaves no doubt as to why it was awarded the ‘New Apple’ award for excellence in independent publishing. Fans of dark, epic fantasy won’t want to miss this unique world filled with compelling characters and dangerous magic—an excellent start to the series."...read more