Captain Vinyanel is back!
Sometimes the road to publication has potholes and blowouts that can really discourage an author. Maybe more than sometimes, eh? It’s so tempting to want to throw in the towel when that happens. I am so proud of my friend, Rebecca P Minor, Author and Artist who has worked so hard and overcome so much. Congrats, girl!!!!
Divine Summons is free right now to celebrate the release of A Greater Strength. And today’s the last day. If you haven’t met Captain Vinyanel yet, now is a good time!
When Captain Vinyanel Ecleriast, an officer in the elven cavalry, narrowly escapes a devastating scouting mission, he discovers a new calling to establish and command an airborne unit of mounted warriors. Joined by an enigmatic half-elven prophetess and a silver dragon, Vinyanel struggles to come to grips with this responsibility, while mourning the recent loss of his unit and only friends.
A subversive plot emerges within the walls of the elven capital city, one that threatens to provide the elves’ enemies with hellish destructive power. Only with the prophetess’s help will Vinyanel unravel the mystery behind the enemy’s plans—that is, if the two of them can stop bickering long enough to work together. Vinyanel barrels headlong into territory where he will need more than a sword and shield to prevail. Only if he can look beyond himself for the strength to defeat his enemies will he survive to answer his divine summons.
When Vinyanel Ecleriast narrowly escapes an assassination attempt right in the halls of the elven royal fortress, it becomes all too clear that his enemies are wasting no time in exploiting a breach in the magic that has protected the elven capital for millennia.
Aided by an unlikely squadron of a prophetess, a marksman, a bookish swordsman, and the very assassin that tried to relieve Vinyanel of his head, he sets out on a quest to plug the leak that complacency created. The search for five vital talismans will test Vinyanel’s fledgling Windrider squadron as he discovers there are some problems even having a silver dragon for a mount cannot solve.
With every victory, Vinyanel makes new enemies, one of which may be a supernatural adversary, or else a manifestation of madness. This new foe wrenches Vinyanel’s demons into the light and poisons him with doubt about his abilities, purpose, and destiny.
A storm is brewing, and Vinyanel must lead his Windrider squadron into the heart of it. But only if he can dodge a knife in the back along the way.
Geek flag flyer, nerd herder, one-shot-wonder, and eternal dreamer–these are some of the things I’ve been called, and I won’t deny any of them. I am a full-time freelance artist, specializing in the cute, the drawn, and the imaginary. When I’m not making character art, I’m writing fantasy novels in the sword-and-sorcery vein. I’m also the founder of the Realm Makers Conference, where a couple hundred of my most awesome friends gather annually. I’m taking commissions for character art, graphic novels, children’s book illustration and interior art for fantasy and gaming.