Unconventional Fantasy with Modern Themes (Adult / Mature Young Adult)
It’s unconventional fantasy writing that doesn’t easily fit into a marketing bin. But that’s why we love it and why we think we have something different to offer you. For fantasy fans, it’s got wizards, magic, and dragons as we doubt you’ve seen them before! It’s even got a four-dimensional narrator for a touch of mathematical fiction. It’s also written by a vegan and equalist, who enjoys exploring the human themes that make us who we are, including culture, gender, race, violence, and the connections between us and the world. So it’s really something different.
Books in the Shkode Series
The Fettered Flame is a genre-bending fantasy novel that continues the saga of two dying worlds, plagued by their own unique struggles for power. Follow the journeys of Cor – a woman striving to understand her powers of magic and how the connect to her past, Atesh – her contemplative dragon companion, and Jwala – a dragon plunged into a rebirth of ancient ideals. The Fettered Flame is the second installment in the Shkode trilogy: a quirky and modern take on dragons and wizards, exploring themes of identity, prejudice, violence, compassion, and the ways we are all connected.
Struggling to solve the mystery of her parents' murder, Cor comes across a mystery much deeper—a secret society who predicted that someday their world would be devastated. That time is now. In a world where women are not allowed to read, live alone, or pursue knowledge Cor presses forward, discovering a new magic and the power to wield it. A world away, Atesh works in the Imperial Labs, devoting his study to the turmoil destroying his home and endangering dragonkind. Instead he discovers a long-hidden truth. Humans are real.
A quirky and modern take on dragons and wizards, The Banished Craft begins the genre-bending Shkode fantasy trilogy about a split world, exploring themes of identity, prejudice, violence, compassion, and the ways we are all connected.
The Shkode trilogy is written for adults but is suitable for mature young adults.