I’m proud to say that my first novel-length work (just over 400 pages) is now available on Amazon.com!
Sins of the Patriots is a historical fantasy set during the American Civil War. Seeing as how I’m a huge fan of both history and high-fantasy, this was an extremely fun book to write!
This is not just the Union against the Confederacy with magic thrown in. In this world, you’ll find that the British Empire has (again) taken a strong interest in the New World, Marie Laveau is building a Voudon army in New Orleans and the main characters end up facing a Native American doomsday prophecy that threatens to end the world at large. And throughout all of this, we have a number of ambitious individuals who are bent on “rousing the Dragon” that dwells beneath the United States.
There are battles, of course, but the story is centered largely around the political maneuverings of the various entities within the States, including the secret societies and foreign agencies that are out to stake a claim on history.
I put quite a bit of research into this book with hopes to make the traveling, locations and historical characters as accurate as possible within the fiction. Take notice, however, that I’m not Harry Turtledove (nor do I aspire to be.) The focus of this story is on the fantasy, not the history, and reasonable creative license was taken when I felt it would make for more entertaining reading.
Sins of the Patriots is the first book in a planned trilogy. These three books will cover everything that happens through the end of the war and beyond. Once you read this first installment, you’ll learn that magic is going to become increasingly more important to the fate of the characters as the story progresses!
Be sure to check it out. (You can read it free with Kindle Unlimited!) Click here to see the Amazon listing and get your copy today!
Slainte! – J. Paul