For the last five to seven years or so, I’ve been working on my first novel “The Emerald Sword.” It’s a fantasy that takes place in a world populated by knights, ladies, Spanish-speaking elves, wild buffalo, and untamed gods. It’s a wild, beautiful world filled with danger and drinking.
Terrwyn Cornraker, a young farmer’s daughter, sets out on a quest to rescue her family from the clutches of an evil sorcerer and his army of skeletons. Along the way, she meets a blue wizard, a shape-shifting wise-crack, and a real, honest-to-gods princess with her own degree.
Things really heat up when she receives the Emerald Sword, Zamurrad, the holy blade of the moon goddess Vora. With Zamurrad in hand, she and her friends go off on an amazing adventure high over the mountains and deep into the treacherous forest of fairies and the even-more treacherous streets of Uto, shining city of the north.
I’m hoping to make “The Emerald Sword” the first in a series of five books, though it might end up a trilogy or quartet instead. Each book would feature on a particular wielder of the Emerald Sword, including the immortal empress Ayesha Khan. I’ve got ideas for the next two books and enough back-story to shake a long stick at.
Let’s get to work!