With all this in the works, my hope is to release the novel by the end of the year. And I’m ready to reveal the title: Enoch’s Device. Here’s a draft blurb after this image of a medieval illumination that helped inspire the novel:
|Imagine hidden warnings in an illumination like this!|
The novel is obviously historical fantasy and will be the first of a three book series. And yes, buried in the text is a reference to “fresh-scraped vellum.” Wish me luck.Nearly a thousand years after the birth of Christ, when all Europe fears that the world will soon end, an Irish monk, Brother Ciarán, discovers an ominous warning hidden in the illuminations of a religious tome. The cryptic prophecy speaks of Enoch’s device, an angelic weapon with the power to prevent the coming apocalypse. Pursued by Frankish soldiers and supernatural forces, Ciarán and his freethinking mentor, Brother Dónall, rescue the lady Alais from a heretic-hunting bishop. Together, they race across Europe to locate the device, which has left clues of its passage through history. But time is running out, and if they don’t find it soon, all that they love could perish at the End of Days.Enoch’s Device is a fast-paced medieval adventure steeped in history, mythology, and mysteries from a dark and magical past.