Triumph of a debut novel

What people are saying

“Tightly crafted . . . thoroughly entertaining . . . a real triumph to creative literature and well deserving of its stars.” Sara Bain, author

“Serious wow factor . . . .” Michael Anderson, author

“A great mix of fantasy, adventure, and allegory.”
Sunshine Somerville, author

“The characters were outstanding . . . The story was excellent . . . [E]very part of the world is more brilliant in the way the author describes it.” 
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“I HIGHLY recommend . . . It’s a tale that will stay in my head a long time.” Ryan Paige Howard

About Light in the Gloaming

Like A Game of Thrones with a C.S. Lewis twist, the characters champion history’s great thinkers, from Machiavelli to Locke to Nietzsche, and bring them to battle, even in the darkest of underground cities.

“The Gloaming was worse than the grave...”

Or so Tryst believed when he banished the former prince to this secret and brutal exile. Now Tryst sits on the throne of Valemidas. He feasts with nobles and prepares an army to conquer the world.

But things are never as stable as they seem. Old loyalties remain. The people of Valemidas groan under Tryst’s heavy yoke and his network of spies. While the seeds of rebellion are planted, Tryst’s own family is divided. His sister has ambitions exceeding her brother’s, and their half-sister wants vengeance for the disappeared prince she loved. No one escapes the Gloaming, but perhaps the fallen prince is different. What would happen if a man emerged from a place worse than the grave?

Alliances will crumble, battles will rage, and souls will transform in the Gloaming.

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Book Two: Breaking the Gloaming

“I could still see traces of the Gloaming in him...”

Another fallen prince starves and unravels in the Gloaming. An agreement binds his sister to a nobleman and a spy who will try to break him free. No one knows the true stakes of their plotting. No one knows the history of the Gloaming and the power it holds. The restored prince strives to uncover the truth, but an imminent threat consumes his attention.

A foreign nation, believing in the divinity of their boy-king, sails to conquer Valemidas. As the foreign forces bear down, other forces will rise to meet them. The strength of love, the faith of an old priest, and the Gloaming of princes will each fracture and forge anew until a victor is declared between darkness and light.

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