A Novel in Progress by Maren True
Elemental Things Back Cover Copy:
Fear pervades everything their ancestors wrote, everything they did, and they had reason. For the history Solaris is tasked with curating is a tale of iterations of cyclical assault. Now is the eve of 1,000 years—the Enemy will return. The Clans are not ready.
For the Enemy’s method of attack is always different and leaning on what worked last time seems like poor strategy. Simply breeding stronger elemental Working, generation upon generation—Solaris can’t believe that will prove sufficient. The Wave will break the species, but he won’t live to see it.
For to live Solaris must prove his bloodline by Working fire. But he can’t. His mother knows why—but she won’t speak, even as the chains drag her under the water to drown.
Sometimes a fire just requires the right fuel . . .
A Work in Progress
The novel Elemental Things is currently completely drafted and deep into the editing process. It is an epic fantasy that includes elements of genetics entwined with its magic system. The plot starts out with a heroes journey, morphs into a love story, and then climaxes in apocalypse. With quick escalation, unexpected turns, and characters that defy tropes Elemental Things uses epic scope and deep themes to set expectations and exceed them.