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.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Baker's Books: H von D Meme #1

I read Howard von Darkmoor's very first meme done his way, "The Baker's Books," so I'll consider myself tagged. What the hey, right? The rules are to provide a list of books that you have on your shelves to see if anyone can learn about you from them - but not just any books. They have to be books that you've actually paid for, nothing given, borrrowed, stolen, or whatever.

From reading Howard's list, I get the impression that he likes a lot history and mythology...otherwise I can't say I've learned much.

Okay, so here's mine:

1. The Hidden Stars by Madeline Howard (2004)
2. A Handful of Men, a four-book series by Dave Duncan, which includes:

a. The Cutting Edge (1992)
b. Upland Outlaws (1993)
c. The Stricken Field (1994)
d. The Living God (1995)

3. The Cursed by Dave Duncan (1995)
4. Nemesis by Bill Napier (1998)
5. Resurrection by Steve Alten (2006)
6. The Second Coming by John Dalmas (2004)
7. The Dark Portal by Robin Jarvis (2000)
8. The Swords of Night and Day by David Gemmel (2004)
9. Icarus Hunt by Timothy Zahn (1999)
10. Playing God by Sarah Zettel (1998)

Of course there's more, but I can't possibly list them all. I know some of these books are kind of old, but I buy a lot from Wal-Mart, CVS, going-out-of-business sales, and used book stores (haha), so most of them were actually bought recently.

Well, Howard's way was to tag anyone who read his post. If you're up to it, go ahead, feel free to accept a random tag from me. Otherwise, I suppose I'll single out Jim Melvin at The Death Wizard Chronicles.

Hey, Jim : TAG! You're it!


Jim Melvin said...

Let's see, what have I learned about you from this list:

1) Not everyone you read has to be a long-established talent; you're willing to take occasional risks on relative newcomers.
2) You love fantasy, but you define it broadly.
3) You're a bargain hunter. (Ha!)
4) You're not intimidated by works that might be too dense for some tastes.
5) You like a little humor mixed in with the darkness.

For the last ten books on my shelf, please see my blog entry entitled What Are You Reading?

And thanks for the tag!

Michael said...

You're welcome!

Wow, you really can learn something about a person from this!

Howard von Darkmoor said...

Thanks for playing,Michael!

I haven't read any Duncan yet, but he is in my TBR stacks. And I've read Gemmell's White Wolf but not the follow up Swords of Night and Day yet, but I plan to.

Good list, and great insight provided by Jim.

Enjoy them all!

Michael said...

Unfortunately, I haven't read White Wolf, so I guess I should go look for it. Swordxs was one of those books I got at a going-out-of-business sale - they let me fill a big bag for $10, and half the books were hardcovers, can you believe it?

And thanks, Howard. No problem, I enjoyed it!

Michael said...

BTW, there's another four book series that precedes A Handful of Men called A Man of His Word. The characters are very endearing, and the magical system is simple yet interesting.

Dawn said...

I'll take up your "Baker's Books" meme, Michael. I'm a bit late but better late than never. Right?

Michael said...

Oh, that's fine, Dawn. It's nice that you joined in the game!