“Muses” (which funnily enough is NOT in the Shadow and Clay universe… haahaahahaa).
This one is on perma-hiatus because it was going in directions I didn’t really want to follow – turning from a mystery/thriller into a full-blown horror novel. It also had a few elements that just didn’t seem to be gelling like I wanted them to. If I finish my main series, get some inspiration, or get begged a LOT, I might try getting back to this one.
For now you can read the first Act on Wattpad
“A Gift of Flame” – which IS in the Shadow and Clay universe! Whooo! Go me!
In an Empire where worth is judged on strength, crippled and homeless Coward risks a beating every time he leaves his hiding place. He is an embarrassment to the Naghlas, and others of his kind will remind him of his worthlessness every chance they get – even if that admonishment borders being lethal.
Then Coward is caught stealing food and prepares for death… until the Sazi of Zhinda – a legend among his own people – steps forward and saves him. Now Coward finds himself bound to serve the Sazi, and is brought unprepared into high-stakes Palace life. But Empire politics shares more with street-survival than he could have imagined. Can Coward use his survivor’s instincts to brave a cross-continent diplomatic journey, or will his innate cowardice overcome him and doom the expedition, the Empire… and worst of all, his savior?
One sentence Blurb:
The Empress ran out of chocolate, and the MC and his boss have to go negotiate for more.
The first act has been posted on Wattpad.