author of Adult & YA fantasy
. . . ELIAN WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO FIND HIM.
"I don’t usually dive into this genre, but I’m glad I did . . ." - Wesley Parker
"A refreshing difference in a genre that is saturated with story lines that are very similar." - Amazon review
"My favorite character, besides Owen, is Colt, the wisecracking, tough as nails guide who helps Owen though danger." - Ivan Scott
"Beyond the Core has a splice of life feel, with colorful characters in a world and with slow-burning romance . . ." - Miriam Yvette
"I loved the magic system, the history and lore of the world, and the characters." - Amanda Hayward
"Owen is a fascinating main character who reminds me of a hobbit—kind, short, and lovable." - Jonathan Michael
The world of Arcania has long been ruled by the LEGION, a governing organization made up of elite men and women willing to die for its cause. At the root of it are CORE WIELDERS — a creed espousing hard dedication and loyalty to the Legion Masters who dwell within the citadels around the world. Wielding mechanical, brass spheres called CORES, Core Wielders prepare children born with a power they call ASTRAN for a dangerous ritual called THE CLEANSING. Used to eradicate power, the Cleansing allows Wielders to rip out Astrans' power and plant it in their Cores.
In the land of Milarc, Core Wielders have succeeded in producing a new technology that will aid them in finding the last Astrans in hiding: a Core that glows blue when it nears those with power. With rebel groups stirring in the south, this may be the Legion's best bet of luck in finding the last Astrans. But the Legion isn't power hungry for their own gain. They have a secret kept in the dark. And one Astran in their own lands may be the key to revealing their centuries-long quest to transcendence.