Yes, you read that right. My debut novel and all it's sequels are now available the super handsome omnibus!
So what is the Sparks Saga? It all started in 2013 with my first novel Sparks. Okay, so it wasn't my *first* novel, but the first one I thought worthy of seeing the light of day. There are few other, older works that are destined to remain desk fodder for all of time.
But this one! This one was different. I knew it from day one. Back then, I was working through cancer treatment and had just received the news that the treatments weren't working. I was devastated and starting thinking about how I was going to spend my last months. Somehow, I decided to write a book.
In weeks, my cancer scare had been written off as a false alarm (hooray!) but I was too invested in this story to give up. I made sure to include all my favorite literary elements: strong heroines, flawed heroes, exotic locations, rich cultures, slow-burn love, unlikely friendships, and crazy plot twists.
After doing gobs of research, I decided to self-publish, and still, I somehow did it all wrong! In the years since, Sparks has been edited a dozen times, proofread another dozen times, and has received three different covers. It was joined by the sequels Spirits and Schism, and to this day, brings a tear to my eye just to think about these characters.
So who are they?
Lark has to be first, of course. He's the main character and the POV character. He's a fourteen year old mind-reader with a knack for archery and a rough home life in a small village. Desperate to survive, Lark's father sells him to a traveler. And they end up at a school!
Avis is Lark's mentor at the school, and he's pretty hard on him. Even after working together for years, the two don't get along. Still, Avis has a way of winning everyone over.
And then there's Khea. She's small, sweet, and has a nasty bite. And for this series, she's the one with all the power and ability. Only through a connection with Khea is Lark able to accomplish any of his miracles.