My most recent completed manuscript is Paralith, a young adult fantasy novel. It’s a coming-of-age adventure about two brothers who reunite and set out to unravel a family mystery.
The story takes place on Traum, a planet similar to 19th century Earth. It follows the life of 16-year-old Iyo, who gets lead through the woods by his estranged brother, Ves. They arrive at a paralith—a powerful stone that teleports them to a second paralith located halfway around the planet.
Disoriented, scared, and still wearing his pajamas, Iyo can’t go back home—the paraliths only teleport one-way—so he has no choice but to help his brother on his quest to find a third paralith, not knowing where it might take them.
Paralith balances realism with the fantastical, making it an accessible fantasy story. It symbolizes life’s many obstacles, and shows how facing them will make you stronger.
Paralith is the first book in a duology, and I’m working on the sequel.