Fire Eyes, Shadowblade
Okay, I'll be the first to admit that I'm not really very good at titles. I'm good at writing long things. Short things, eh, not so much. That said - I've procrastinated long enough. Time to put my money where my mouth is, or something. I'm announcing the title of my first book - my first real story. The first of a trilogy. This has been too long coming, but I have to commit at some point. So here it is, along with a short blurb that I will inevitably change later.
The world hides too many secrets. The elves guard their magic, the dwarves hold fast to their goddess, and the orcs... the orcs have the power of mekkaneering.
It took a master thief to infiltrate the heart of the orcish Citadel, and steal a rare mekkaneering device from under the nose of the Empress. But Tyberius Shadowblade didn't count on being double-crossed and thrown into prison to die when the time came to collect his pay, and now he's out of time and almost out of options.
It took a master spy-assassin to hunt down the thief and bring him back to face justice for his crime. But Graska Fire Eyes needs both the thief and the device, and the Empress will not be satisfied with anything less.
The mysterious mekkaneering device, the Core, is gone - taken, by unknown forces with evil plans. Tyberius and Graska both have their reasons for wanting it. Their only hope of finding it lies in an uneasy alliance, marred from the start by deception and secrets. But if they cannot learn to trust each other, the Core will be lost forever - and all that they know will be destroyed.
The tentative release date is going to be sometime in the summer. Watch this space for updates!