A dark wind is blowing over the Middle Lands. The Council of Five is broken, and all accross the world old powers are rising up out of legend, lured by the threat of a strange yellow glimmer that corrupts the hearts of men and greedily grasps for the great clockwork that runs behind all things.
Atlas Muundir, once the avatar of the world's waters, is cast out, broken, and forced to fight for a world he no longer feels part of, thrust on by new friends and old obligations.
Meanwhile, all around Aqualon old warriors, young prodigies, and ancient orders rouse, sensing the scent of war around them. They come from amongst the broken, legends, and forgotten gods; and mages, technocrats and Null suddenly find age old enmities forgotten, when the very nature of their existence is at risk.
It is easy to fight with your life on the line when you know your soul will be saved. But what would you do if it was the other way around?
My name is Koray and I'm the author of this novel.
Writing the story of Aqualon and Atlas, though he was not always called that, has been my life's greatest ambition. I started writing poetry when I was around 7 years old and have been in love with creative writing ever since. This book is my third attempt to bring the world of Aqualon to paper, and with a finished manuscript of over 500 pages in my hands I am confident that I have finally succeeded.
That being said, I still feel there is a lot to be improved, added, and of of course corrected. This is one of the reasons why I am publishing the book in this format, allowing me to work through it chapter by chapter, while collecting feedback. This is why your readership is very important to me, thank you for your interest in my work!
Another reason is that this story is my life, and I would like nothing more than to invest as much of my time as possible into writing it. There are many more books planned for this setting, but until recently, I had very little hope of ever being able to make writing them my main focus in life due to that whole business of requiring food and a roof over my head to persue it. We do, however, live in a great time for creators like myself, which is why I am hoping you might consider supporting me on Patreon, allowing me to spend more and more time on writing this story. If you do, there are naturally going to be cool rewards such as early access to new chapters, opportunities to shape certain parts of the world together with me and of course, my ever lasting gratitude.
Either way: Thank you so much for reading and making this journey together with me. Drop by on my Discord server if you want to say hi, or contact me via e-mail if you have something you want to share (Kentai92[at]gmail.com).
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