Forest of Bones
Effigies of Oblivion
The full set of stories will be published in paperback and ebook in late 2019.
What path would you walk if you carried a blade of incredible power?
At the age of fourteen, Raziel is compelled into an underground ruin, and meets a speaking sword. The imperial general in his town is infamous for acts of violence, and when Raziel’s family is randomly slaughtered, the boy is filled with bitterness and rage. The blade encourages him to carve a bloody path of revenge, promising the head of the emperor and the ultimate fall of the Rhotian empire.
Through a cruel twist of fate, a warchild named Alicia meets him. She can hear emotions as music and can control anyone's deepest urges with a single glance. Forcing Raziel into subservience for the death of her mother, she sets out on her own quest of self-discovery.
The blade is corrupting Raziel’s mind, while Alicia’s turbulent powers grow ever stronger. The empire is being torn apart by power struggles from within. The children must overcome their self-doubt and find a way to work together if they hope to withstand the forces set against them, and survive.
'A Canticle of Two Souls' is the first novel in the 'Aria of Steel' trilogy.