The Elementalist: Rise of Hara (TEROH) is the first installment of an epic 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 dieselpunk 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.
To save her life, she would have to risk it.
All her life, aviatrix Voi Román believed she had emelesia: a rare, incurable condition which would soon require lifelong confinement in a mental asylum. However, when an unsettling government agent named Ron Callahan visits and offers a “cure” in exchange for committing espionage, Voi must either choose an institutionalized life…or risk her life to set herself 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, which proves to be more mystical than he initially lets on when the cure awakens strange elemental impulses. The agent proves equally mysterious with a murky past, a guarded heart, and an uncanny ability to predict Voi’s whereabouts.
In a quest to conquer emelesia while helping Agent Callahan ferret out a latent terrorist faction tied to the Haran—a foreign liberation movement—Voi is swept into a whirlwind of occult pseudoscience, experimental technology, aerial espionage, and international intrigue. When a series of bizarre encounters with the Haran forces Voi to question her allegiance and reality, can the paranoid aviatrix continue flying by the seat of her pants through a maddening storm of politics and still come out alive, let alone sane?
Status: notating changes I plan to make on my manuscript based on feedback from beta readers. For a sneak-peek of the story and characters, check out my “8 Sentence Sunday” snippets! Or check out my YouTube videos below.