The Aethon Chronicles
A new teen/young adult fantasy series
*Recommended for ages 14 and up*
Companion Short Stories
Apollo, a horse-slave in the Capricorn Kingdom of Barazar, has only known a life of desolation, clinging to a fading hope of an ancient prophecy promising freedom for his kind. When he is sentenced to death for the murder of his master’s son, he makes an impulsive escape, only to be caught and purchased by a Capricorn Prince.
While Apollo has every reason to despise the capricorn race, he is unable to shake a strange curiosity of his new master, who is unlike any capricorn he has ever met. He will soon discover a secret about the young prince. A secret that will alter the future of his kind.
Solon, a young horse scribe, has finally entered his destiny as a Prophet of Theos as his late uncle was before him. But he is given a vision that shatters everything he knew of his family: his mother, Thalia, whom he’s never met since birth, is still alive.
Exiled for the forbidden acts of dark arts, Thalia has isolated herself from the outside world in the edges of the Wild Lands. Longing to reunite with his uncel’s sister, Solon sets out to find her and bring her home. But Thalia is dying, and Solon must help her be free of the darkness and pains of her past. Before he loses her a second time forever.
Hermione, a former highborn horse mare freed from slavery, returns to her homeland Aethon in a struggle for survival. With the stallion she loves preparing for battle against enemy forces, she remains behind with many of the remaining horses, battling with her own fears for the future of her kind.
As dawn draws near, a mysterious stranger reveals a letter written by the prophet Demas, said to contain a message of hope from Theos the Sovereign to the horses in their hour of need. Hermione embarks on a desperate search for the prophet’s final letter, but time is running out. Once the second sun of the Summer Solstice rises, the battle for the horses’ lives will begin.