Absolution of the Morning Star Series

Coming soon! Available July 2, 2021, pre-order here!

Book 1: Dawn of the Lightbearer

Click the book cover for rough draft of the first chapter!

The ancient wisdom of the Forest People says that humanity’s mages of yore were arrogant. At war with the Nephilim and searching for a means to upset the balance of power, they schemed an assault on heaven itself. Their plan- to capture one of God’s chosen, hold it for ransom, and vanquish the powerful Nephilim from their land. It was a plot that tempted wrath and a good smiting, to be sure, but against all odds, they were successful and ushered forth the dawn of a human age.

But now, the light of the cocksure mages has long since dimmed, and cracks form in the prison walls. The race that committed this folly knows not the trespass of their ancestors yet will face punishment all the same. A choice is upon the altar. Will humanity set their prisoner free and thus face judgment and possible doom, or will they rebuild the walls, throw away the door’s key, and again bask in the stolen power?

The fate of humanity lies with young Erikson Gray and his allies. The time for greatness or peril has come. In the dark periphery, the Nephilim wake again, sensing that a moment of transition is upon the land. Will young Erik and his allies pass these tests and bring the dawn of a second human age, or is it time for the ancient order of Nephilim to again ascend their throne? Find out. Dawn of the Lightbearer, book 1 of the Absolution of the Morning Star series, is coming soon!


2/3/21 – Writing begins for Dawn of the Lightbearer

3/20/21 – Reached 100k word mark

4/4/21 – First draft complete!

4/5/21 – Cover created

4/16/21 – First full read-through complete

4/17/21 – Editing process begins.

5/1/21 – Teasers out, 1st draft synopsis complete

5/3/21 – Major chapter rewrite

5/5/21 – Second read-through complete. Third read-through begun

5/13/21 – Still editing 🙂 First chapter available if you click the book cover above

5/21/21 – Editing continues. Just when confidence builds, I find something that douses that flame. Keep telling myself it will happen 🙂

5/22/21 – Available soon for pre-order. Release scheduled for July 2nd. Just in time for Fourth of July weekend!

5/23/21 – Third read-through complete. Edit for content done- holes plugged and this part of the story complete. Edit for grammar and remaining typos begins… ugh. Deadline will keep me moving.

5/30/21 – Did another read through and started close edit on Friday. Up to chapter 10 of 34. Once close edit done, will do a final read-through and then start formatting for layout.

6/1/21 – After very productive weekend, completed first close edit pass.

6/2/21 – Second close pass begun. Book is polishing up nicely. Finding less and less fixes. Thinking of producing a family tree, timeline, and map, but will get the content done first and do that if I have time.

6/5/21 – Updated sample chapter with a more edited version. Here. Enjoy!

6/8/21 – Second close edit pass complete. Need to do a few housekeeping things and then will start to format for publication! Will then do a pass or two for good measure depending on time, but still have a little under a month before the deadline.

6/10/21 – Going through and cutting as many adverbs as I can. Tedious, but tightens prose. Stupid adverbs 😦

6/12/21 – Mission against adverbs complete. Time for the final read-through and then it will be time for formatting publication!

6/16/21 – On chapter 23 of 34 of final read through. Worked on some ads. Should be able to start formatting for publication this weekend. End in sight!

6/19/21 – Finished final read through and started formatting for Kindle. As I have some time before the deadline, I may do one more spot check.

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