The Start of an Epic Tale
The Plight of Steel is the first novel in the series of the same name. Over seven-hundred pages detail the inciting incidents that will grow into conflicts with reverberating consequences. Read about the kingdoms of Riverfall, Windspeak, Nightfall, and Velerin, and become immersed in the lives of the men and women struggling to live in them.
The Known World has been charted and mapped by ancient kings since the birth of humanity, separated into kingdoms and countries that are ruled by monarchs and warlords who seized the crowns during the Great Victory of the First Age. Upon each throne sits a different ruler, and in each kingdom, many plot to take these seats for themselves. In the north, a scheme to murder a queen on her coronation day is conceived, while a boy king to the west lives as a slave to a powerful warlord. The southern monarchs hear of a threat from the lips of sailors about an old legend come true, while the eastern king secludes himself from the rest of the world, hiding from a darkness that drives him mad. Through murder and conspiracy, happiness and sorrow, there is one true plight that all must face: the plight of steel.
“This novel was my first foray into the world of literature. I began writing at the age of fifteen, and completed it two years later. It is a look into my life experience – both the good and the bad – and a story told the way I think a story should be. Influences were drawn from all my favorite fantasy series, cherry-picked and altered to fit the material – given my own spin and unique touch. This story means the world to me, as there is a little bit of me in every character, and I’m excited for people to discover the project I’ve poured my soul into for the past years. It started as a simple fantasy book, and eventually evolved into something far greater, more complex, and for the guy writing it – a pain to keep track of at times. It’s not an easy read, but if you can master it, you will quickly find yourself sucked into its world.”
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“Thank you personally for looking into this story. It means the world to me. My goal is to have this story read by as many people as possible, and for those readers to find something in it that they can truly connect with, no matter how small.”