The other day, after months of work and many edits, I’ve decided that I had done a worthy job of revising my very first novel, the Sci-Fi/Fantasy thrilled Pillars of the Kingdom: Volume One, “The Forming” (POTK1). This revision was was originally intended as an after-a-decade effort, but family difficulties and career responsibilities held up its release until this week. Nevertheless, with cover art that serves as a helpful map of the Kingdom of Emor and honors the original artwork by the talented Jennifer Souza, this book promises to be a much neater version of the first – or, at least, I promise you that it is!
Combining the feeling of Japanese Animation along with Final Fantasy, PotK was my very first venture into the world of writing. The series, as yet incomplete (a good book needs time to inspire it), is centered around three vital characters: Branden Frost, Clarice Saffron, and Jacin Lancir. Each is from a different walk of life within the multi-state Kingdom of Emor: Branden is a highborn elite from Icebridge in Gatamene, a warrior whose speed knows no peer and who wants the best for the common man even as his allies are on the precipice of staging a coup; Clarice Saffron is from Coaslund, is also a warrior, but struggles with her love for another woman in a society that questions such things; Jacin Lancir is a young Gataminian recruit who never aspires to be a hero, but finds out that his ancestors determined his destiny as much as he ever could.
Each has friends, foes, and fears to deal with, but they are joined together by their king to protect their nation from the greatest existential threats they can discover. Whether its foreign invaders, domestic treason, or even evil demigods seeking to re-create ancient cataclysms, the bonds of this team being formed – later, to be called the Pillars of the Kingdom – will be tested and re-aligned over the course of your adventure with them!
For only a buck, why not take a day off and read this massive, 100,000+ word endeavor by Jesse Pohlman, available digitally only via Amazon’s Kindle! Don’t have one? Just run a google search for, “Kindle for my phone” and you’ll probably find one for free!