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.

Monday, July 7, 2008

ToL Editor in a Pickle

I sincerely regret the decisions I need to make now, but I hope I can get things back in order before the next issue is due. As I mentioned on the homepage of the ezine, Tower of Light will now be a biannual zine because of certain limitations that I am forced to endure. I hope this will change in the future.

However, now I also have to contend with repairs that I simply cannot afford at this time. For the past 8 months I have had to deal with a very badly intermmitent Internet connection. For a long time I had no idea what the problem was, and was constantly banging my head against the wall in frustration. After numerous calls to Cavalier, eMachines, and Best Buy, I learned that my computer might be infected with a virus, so I did a "full factory recovery." The problems with connection remain, however, and now my ISP says that it might be in the telephone jack, or faulty wiring, which would cost more than I can afford at this time.

I was thinking about temporarily canceling my subscription to Cavalier, since it seems rather senseless to pay for a service I can hardly use, but then I realized that I can't. Without the webspace provided by that service, the ezine doesn't exist. On the other hand, I will not be online very often, if at all, until I can afford the necessary repairs; othwerwise, I'll just be beside myself with frustration. I promise to make an effort to check my email, however, and respond to submissions as often as possible.

I hope that everyone can understand this decision, and I want to say that I very much appreciate all the support Avatar Lore has from its readers. I'll be back, so please look forward to it!