The Elementalist: Rise of Hara (Book I)

Rise of Hara Web 2To 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 ultimately doom her to a life confined in a mental asylum. However, when an unsettling government agent named Ron Callahan arrives offering a supposed cure in exchange for committing espionage, Voi must either settle for an institutionalized life…or risk her life so one day, she can be free.

Running on her last drop of optimism, Voi accepts the agent’s coercive offer in hopes of learning more about her condition—which proves to be more mystical than he initially lets on after the so-called “cure” arouses strange, elemental impulses. Agent Callahan proves equally mysterious with a murky past, a guarded heart, and an uncanny ability to predict Voi’s whereabouts.

Determined to overthrow the tyranny of emelesia, Voi commits to ferreting out a terrorist faction with ties to the Haran: a foreign liberation movement. Suddenly, she is swept into a whirlwind of occult pseudoscience, experimental aerocraft, aerial espionage, and international intrigue. When a series of bizarre encounters with Haran operatives causes Voi to question her allegiance and reality, can the paranoid aviatrix fly through a storm of politics by the seat of her pants and come out alive—let alone sane?

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

Harken back to the golden ages of the League of Nations, globe-trotting aviators, and majestic luxury airships while exploring metaphysical phenomena 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.

Status: revising the manuscript based on feedback from beta readers.  (Progress measured by scenes revised.) For a sneak-peek of the story and characters, check out my “8 Sentence Sunday” snippets! Or check out my YouTube video below.

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