The Elementalist: Rise of Hara (Book I)

The Elementalist: Rise of Hara | The Chandra Tribune

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“To save her life, she would have to risk it.”

All her life, aviatrix Voi Román grew up believing she had emelesia—a rare, incurable condition that would sooner or later require lifelong treatment at a mental asylum. However, when an alluring government agent named Ron Callahan shows up on her doorstep offering a “cure” in exchange for committing espionage, Voi must make a life-changing decision: either accept the fate of an institutionalized life…or risk her life so that one day, she may live free.

Running on her last drop of optimism, Voi is coerced into accepting Agent Callahan’s offer in hopes of learning more about her condition, as it appears there’s something more mystical to it than he originally lets on. The agent himself proves equally mysterious, demonstrating a knack for investigating Voi’s troubled past as well as an uncanny ability to predict her whereabouts.

In a quest to conquer emelesia while helping Mr. Callahan ferret out a latent terrorist cell tied to the Haran, a foreign liberation movement, Voi is swept into a whirlwind of occult pseudoscience, experimental technology, aerial espionage, and international intrigue. As the secrecy surrounding emelesia entangles itself with the problem of the Haran, can Voi maneuver her way through a dizzying array of politics and still come out alive—let alone sane?

The Elementalist: Rise of Hara (TEROH) is the first installment of a dieselpunk dark fantasy series.

Harken back to the golden ages of the League of Nations, globe-trotting aviators, and majestic luxury airships while exploring metaphysical phenomena such as telepathy and telekinesis in the world of Element 7. Here, a connection with the elements is a tangible thing, the power of the mind knows no bounds, and the politics of such forces may just be a cause worth conspiring, if not dying for.

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