THE ELEVENTH HOUR
ALL THE OTHER GODS #1
October 24th 2023
The past is always present…
On a brisk summer’s night, in a state of mundanes, a peculiar train leaves the station, its heading, a hidden borough of magic—and magicks. Hampshire, New York—a borough divided into three counties, each controlled by a magical noble family—Mandrake (County of Merlin), Dimitri (County of Morgana), and Bane (County of The Fates). After a treacherous plot unfolds, Alfred Mandrake, Head of the Mandrake family—who maintained decades of peace in Hampshire—is dead. But when his eldest son plots to wage war against the family responsible, his sister Hermione intervenes.
Hermione is a 21-year-old witch, and luckily, she was left her grandfather’s final magical invention: a pocket watch that uses memories to travel back in time. With the trinket in her possession, Hermione and her half-brother intend to go back to March—four months before the massacre, that killed thousands, including their father.
Unfortunately, when their plan goes awry, they land thirty years in the past, with the trinket suddenly inoperable. Now, they must repair it, but navigating the past is no easy feat. As Hermione explores this dark, unfamiliar world, pursued by murderous villains, she soon learns to save her future, she may have to destroy her past.
THE DEADLY ELITE
THE MOURNERS #1
After the American Civil War ends in a stalemate, the southern states become a separate nation and their government is overthrown by Minister Samuel Davis, later known as the Apostate. Over a century later, his followers, the Apolites are thriving in the superstate of Scopus, a seemingly utopian society where a fundamentalist regime has kept their subordinate states in line and more importantly the people themselves, equal. Once a year, all twenty-one-year-old Apolites must take an aptitude test to be assigned their life’s work and consequently their place in society.
Elide Hester, a mute, studious young woman living in dystopian Texas, who has spent all of her life preparing for the test, is relieved when she receives a high score. But when she is suddenly selected by a deadly pseudo-religious organization to be initiated into their ranks, she discovers that nothing is as it seems, including the country’s enigmatic leader himself. And with war threatening their borders, Elide must stay alive long enough to unravel the secrets of their past and master a power that could be the key to ending the war—or risk the destruction of everything she holds dear.