In a world without magic, only gods and their created spirit-creatures living little-seen beside the everyday reality of humans, there are both rewards and challenges for the few who become the children of the moons, the bloodline of the one woman who fled from the rest… and somewhere out there are the ones she fled from.
An ongoing fantasy in another world
Five moons rise over the low-magic world of Evanir, each in her own cycle, and each moon is also a god, one of five sisters. From the largest and oldest, through the smallest and youngest, they are: Talir, who is pale topaz; Meyar, who is pale blue-white; Sanur, who is the green-gold of a cat’s eyes; Sahen, who is the clear greenish-blue of aquamarine; and Lirit who is the light purple of wild lilacs.
Long ago, they worked together to create a race that was not born but transformed by the mingling of blood. They intended them to be long-lived and to draw their strength directly from the light of the moon who chose each individual. The sisters had different goals in mind – one wanted it to be a blessing for scholars and artists, to give them more time and fewer physical distractions; another wanted each to have an animal form, to keep them more in tune with nature, so they could serve as guardians of the wilderness.
But, as always, it is too easy for the tone of an entire group to be warped into a dark direction that was never intended… and it takes only one person to rebel, and start something entirely new.
Moonblood is not so much a coherent novel as a series of adventures in another world involving the same gradually-increasing group of semi-immortal characters, chosen by one of the five moons and gaining new strengths and vulnerabilities. While it does begin with at least a loose arc, where will it ultimately go? I have no idea – but I have over 200K words already about what our heroes get up to!
Moonblood will be released on Royal Road for the time being. Eventually I plan to release the first 9 adventures in three volumes as ebooks (it will remain available for free, since I won’t be using Amazon).