Coven of the Worm

Book One: Estranged Earth

Linda Caldwell attends Putty Hill Senior High with her friends Jane and Candy, where she meets and falls in love with an intriguing young man named David Yeng-Chi.

David seems perfect for her, but he has a dark secret. His father Hamaki had trained him to use a deadly mix of martial arts and magic in the service of his god—Chai'Huon Ju, the Defiler. David is a descendent of the Worm Clan of a long forgotten prehistoric nation called Hunjan. There were other gods and different beliefs among these people, but the Worm Clan had believed in Chai'Huon Ju's legacy of evil.

As the relationship between David and Linda grows, Linda begins to have prophetic dreams warning her to stay away from him. The visions are so insistent and frightening that she surrenders to them and breaks up with David. Enraged, David resolves to have revenge by conjuring his god to Earth.

Linda has a secret too, however—one that might help to save her soul from the Defiler. Prophecy was merely the first of her abilities to develop and—she soon discovers—there were more powers to come.

Book Two: Mystic Moon (in progress)

Eric is the son of David Yeng-Chi, who had unleashed Pure Intensity and wreaked havoc on a Maryland town in 1995—all in the name of revenge. When Eric discovers his true identity, he sets out to fulfill his destiny, which is to assemble a Coven and use it to release his evil god on Earth.

Daniel is an Avatar of the gods, and only he knows how to find the others like him. It is his destiny to gather the Avatars and lead them to battle against the Defiler before he can wage war on Heaven. Together with Dawn Lu, Linda Levinston, and FBI agent Carl Timmers, Daniel searches for Eric and his coven—hoping to find them before they can succeed with their diabolical plans.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Lore of the Avatars

This is my Blog Apocalypse post, which is related to a charitable event started by UrbanMonk. I got "tagged" with this "meme" thing, which is something like a chain letter but without all the unpleasantness, thanks to Crabby McSlacker. Anyway, I thought it was something worth participating in, so I've "tagged" Leah at The Goat's Lunch Pail in return.

If I can't post on my blog anymore, what should I say in my last post? I've been building the world of the Avatars for my fiction for years now, and I am quite passionate about it. Yes, there is other work that I'd like to do, because I want to experiment with different kinds of fantasy, but I must admit that I have a lot of time invested in this particular story.

I've developed a fictional culture in a mythical land called Hunjan, and it's quite complex. There are a number of clans and each has its own patron god or goddess, and its own variation of the "core" culture. And this is just for the prehistoric past of this world.

In modern times, the world changes from a sudden influx of magic. It pretty much endures an apocalyptic event of its own, in fact...

In short, please...READ MY WORK!

Thank you all putting up with my blundering attempts at creating a blog.


Dawn said...

I think that's a great "final" blog sentiment. READ MY WORK. Yeah! I can just see it - the blogosphere fading away as individual computers die - and there's Michael desparately typing up the final pages of his Avatar world so we can read it before the Blog Apocalypse silences us all.

Maybe there's a message to everyone in that, Michael. We sometimes act as if we have forever.

Leah J. Utas said...

I've enjoyed your blog, Michael, so you're welcome.

Thanks for the tag.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Dawn: We don't have forever? Damn, I keep forgetting that. Must eat more cupcakes!

And Leah, I would have tagged you too but I figured you'd already been infected or soon would be since we run in the same circles. I'm sure you'll do a better job of it than I did.

And Michael, that was quite clever! Not only is it exactly what we'd all really do if it was the last day (Read me! Read me!) but it was also a nice introduction to what you do for those of us who are new to your blog.

Michael said...

Thank you all. I appreciate it.

Sometimes I act as if I have forever, Dawn, but other times I rush into things without thinking first. When will I ever find a happy medium?

UrbanMonk said...

Hehe...nice final post. Nothing wrong with wanting people you read your work, that's what we are blogging for right! Thanks for participating.

David L. McAfee said...


That's a GREAT last message. I like it. :)

Michael said...

You're welcome, UrbanMonk. And thanks to both of you.

Thomma Lyn said...

Yup, "read my work." Great "final" post! :)

Michael said...

Thanks, Thomma.