About the Series:
Element 7 is a collection of epic fantasy series that explore the use of elemental magic and psychic abilities, among other things, in a secondary (invented) world.
The first series, The Elementalist, will be set in a dieselpunk world inspired by a mishmash of elements from the turn of the twentieth century up to the early 1940s–replete with airships, primitive (and one not-so-primitive) planes, increasingly fringe theories about a most mysterious thing called the “aether”…even a League of Nations-type organization!
The Elementalist: Rise of Hara (Book I)
The Elementalist: Revolutionary (Book II)
The Elementalist: Asylum (Book III)
The Elementalist: Grand Masquerade (Book IV)
The Elementalist: Aetherion (Book V)
I’m also planning on writing a prequel novel called The Mentalist: Rogue Agency, telling the story of Agent Ron Callahan and the betrayal of double agent Kyra Feruupa. (A short story about these two characters can be found here.)
The second series , Element 7, will be inspired by life during the later Hellenistic period and have more of a “classic” fantasy feel, following the events of the Trysteese Genocide and the Great War as well as the story of Saint Helene before she is sainted—all of which are referenced in The Elementalist.
The third series, The Guild, will fall between the first two and is inspired by a medieval-like era, following the events of a war-weary knight who is guided by what he believes to be the spectre of Saint Helene as he sets out to expose a sinister plot to assassinate the leaders of the newly-established alliance known as the League. (This could remain a standalone novel rather than a series.)
How It All Started
This project first started as an exercise in worldbuilding and character development (in that order), and the first series is now largely focused on the transformation of Voi’s character in particular then later (in the second series) that of a saintly historic figure named Helene, who also has an affinity with air. Though, rest assured: there is plenty of outlandish adventure to be had!
The first book has been a slow-cooker thus far, and since I’m hoping this will be my debut novel, I want it to be darn good. As of now, I’m just trying to finish up “read out loud” edits so I can hand the thing over to beta readers for last changes before submissions.
Looking for a better idea of what the world of Element 7 is like? Why, then, take a look below!
To get a sense of the world this story takes place in, check out my short story “Betrayal” (876 words), an exercise in flash fiction, or my pre-beta-read snippet of a chapter introducing my protagonist. It’ll give you a brief look at some of my main characters from The Elementalist: Ronny Callahan, a clairvoyant intelligence agent, as well as his (former) companion Kyra Feruupa.