The Aethon Chronicles

A new teen/young adult fantasy series

*Recommended for ages 14 and up*

Book 1 ~ The Guardian

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A race in bondage. A reluctant choice to seal their future.

 

Young stallion Demetrius has always known life as a prince of the Capricorn Kingdom of Barazar. Until he stumbles upon a startling, long-kept family secret that shatters his entire world. Confused and betrayed, he flees into exile, leaving behind all that he has ever known.

However, a mysterious all-powerful deity calls him back to Barazar with an unthinkable task: free the enslaved horses and lead them to their long-forgotten ancestral homeland, Aethon. The last thing Demetrius wants is to face the capricorns, but the sufferings of his true family could not be ignored. His decision will sweep him on a perilous journey. One of battles between wills and forces, deadly creatures, divine plagues, and, above all, hope.

Book 2 ~ King of Aethon

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A kingdom at war. An impossible destiny to turn the tide.

 

Leon, a young horse, craves nothing more than to escape a planter’s life to join the king's army as a fighter. But when he learns of a divine calling that would change the fate of his homeland, he impulsively joins a fight against the invading wolf-like race of lupines. And gains a victory no one could ever perceive possible.

Years later, he rises to fame as champion of the horses. However, a sudden attack on his life leads him to an alarming revelation: Theos has chosen him to become the next King of Aethon. With no other choice but to flee, Leon faces a desperate battle of his heart. One that may cost him his loyalty to his king, lives of friends and loved ones, and that of his very own.

Book 3 ~ The Horse Queen

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An empire in peril. A dangerous task to ensure its survival.

Sophia, a young servant-mare, witnesses the horrific downfall her homeland Aethon, conquered by the powerful winged pegasus race. Within a few short years, her sheltered life is shattered when she is taken from her family to the capital city of the Pegasus Empire. There, though urged to conceal her identity, she unwittingly wins the heart of the newly crowned emperor.

Amidst political intrigue and societal barriers, secret plots against the emperor leaves the empire teetering on the brink of collapse. At the same time, a prophecy warning of an enemy seeking the horses’ demise lurks into fruition. Sophia will soon face a decision that could save both her loved ones and her kind. But it will cost her own life.

Prequel Novella ~ Eternal Vow

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Witness the Origins

 

Anthony and his wife Julia, two pegasi born wingless, have lived all their lives as the lowest of their own kind. A hollow existence that has left them foal-less and nearer to the brink of poverty. Until a mysterious voice shatters everything they have ever known.

 

 Against the pegasi's beliefs in the nonexistence of gods, Anthony is unable to ignore the call of the One who calls Himself the Sovereign Creator. Who promises a future far beyond his and Julia's dreams. As their journey takes them beyond their realm, both Anthony and Julia will discover a newfound faith. But will their trust in an unknown Creator⁠—and each other⁠— withstand the trials to come before they reach their new home?

 
 

Companion Short Stories

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Apollo's Trial

When Apollo, a young horse-slave, is sentenced to death for murder, he makes a desperate escape, only to be purchased by a young Capricorn Prince. But he will soon learn a secret about his new master. A secret that will change the future of his kind.

Companion of The Guardian

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Solon's Quest

When Solon, a young horse prophet, learns that his exiled mother, whom he's never met, is still alive, he seeks her out in the edges of the Wild Lands. But his mother is dying. And only Solon can free her from the darkness of her past.

Companion of King of Aethon

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Hermione's Song

When Hermione, a highborn young mare, learns of a letter by an exiled prophet, said to contain a message of hope, she embarks on a desperate search. But time is running out. For once the second sun rises, the battle for the horses' lives will begin.

Companion of The Horse Queen

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Artwork by Lavay Byrd

Map of the Equine Realms
Horse of Aethon
Capricorn of Barazar
Cervisteed of Parzilun
Pegasus of Tonarius
Unicorn of Shalomar
Lupine of Vargr