What started out as an overly ambitious historical fantasy novel in 2016 has morphed into an equally overly ambitious historical adventure and I am not mad about that at all! This labor of love began in 2016, initiating two years’ worth of research, late nights, chamomile tea with honey and many, many candles burned through.
As time went on I realized that the original plot couldn’t be resolved in one book and now it’s a whole new beast. Firedamp is now happily the permanent title of the fourth and final book. The early 19th century has fascinated me since I was a child and I couldn’t think of a better era for the Chronicles. I can only hope that I do it justice!
I’d also like to include a bit of flash fiction I wrote with a few friends on Twitter. It’s nothing publishing house worthy. Mostly a bit of fun. Have a read of Cheese and Crumbs!
The Firedamp Chronicles
(to be updated as the series is written)
*~*untitled*~* – Book One of The Firedamp Chronicles. Status: #workinprogress
In an era of opulence and war, Charles Thomas Morgan only knows fire, grit and soot. On a night that should have been crowning jewel of his company’s year in theatre, he bears witness to a most infamous night near the end of the American Civil War.
The third in his family to bear his unfortunate name, Junius has been running. Running from his legacy, an unwanted connection to the past, and from horrible dreams that plague his sleepless nights. Ambition is key to success in America. But for Junius, that ambition comes with a heavy price.
More adventures to come!