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, November 11, 2007

POD People Halloween Review of "Sanctuary of the Mind"

I know I should have posted this two weeks ago, but unfortunately I've allowed myself to get caught up in a very time consuming project and I can't seem to pull myself away from it. I'm going to have to soon, however, since the next issue of Tower of Light is due in the first week of December.

Anyway, Cheryl Anne Gardner did her review of "Sanctuary of the Mind" at the POD People forum, and what a great review it is! She gave it a 7/10, stating that the rating would be higher if not for some formatting and grammatical issues. Please check it out and let me know what you think.


Dawn said...

Very good review. You can take a lot of pride in what she said.

But, hey, come on ,sort out those formatting errors etc. They're the easy bit of writing. Don't let that drag down the feedback you're getting on the writing itself.

This review left me wanting to read the story. Well done, Michael.

Michael said...

Thank you, Dawn. I appreciate it.

I'll have to check for the grammar, of course, although this story went through many drafts and corrections before I published it. If there are any grammar errors, it should be very few - but it's easy to miss them, so...

As for the formatting, she says they're easily fixed but I sure had a hard time with it. The Lulu software wouldn't allow me to have anything other than 1 and 1/2 spacing, and I just can't figure that out.