It is said that the alchemist, Jenario Onyx, tricked a unicorn into believing she owed him a favor. Yet that favor was to gain her power, and in doing so upset a delicate balance between Nature and Magic, dividing the people from its protectors, and creating the first and only male black unicorn. Now trapped inside the alchemist's body, the unicorn's soul ever seeks a way out...as well as a new body.
Welcome to the series of Wisdom Novels!
Dive into artwork, sneak peeks, and more as the adventure of a young Healer is uncovered through a series of six books. Book Signings, freebees, and more to follow. Be sure to check out the author/illustrator's blog to see what's current. Enjoy!
Update - Book 3 "Healer" is complete and will be released November 21, 2015. There will be a book signing held at a local Richmond Antique store from 11:30am - 2:30pm. Want to come? Prize giveaway! Check out the event details on Facebook!
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He was raised in seclusion.
Now he seeks more than truth.
A young boy must discover what he is and where he came from in order to unite the people of the land and stop a growing Darkness caused by the first black unicorn.
Meet a half-breed Black Wing seeking his captive mother in the human realms in order to escape his pure-blood family, an alchemist wielding a newfound power he hopes will make him the magic-user he has always wished to be, a Healer seeking to destroy the very foundation which lead to the division of his people, and two sister unicorns.
~ One Pure and one Dark.
Originally started back in 1995, Wisdom Novels was a mere concept of characters thrashing through an unknown land and trying to stop a growing Darkness. Where this Darkness came from was a mystery. It wasn’t until after a series of short story attempts did an antagonist begin to emerge - and a hero was born.
Following an art progress, the story started out using animal characters. Now, with myself being an illustrator, I was not satisfied with just using animals. That was especially true while studying the figure at VCU and graduating with a BFA. I knew I wanted more, and more came the longer I worked on the project.
Blue Moon Rising Trilogy - VISIT THE BOOKSTORE
The first three books in the series. It follows the footsteps of a young man who must discover what he is in order to stop a growing Darkness caused by the first Black Unicorn.
Short Stories - VISIT THE BOOKSTORE
Kindle version available for short stories. Most of which are fun and unrelated to the main storyline. Other genres may be explored besides Medieval Fantasy. Please CLICK HERE TO VIEW AVAILABLE STORES
Art Book - VISIT THE BOOKSTORE
Companion art book that corresponds to the Wisdom Novels series, combining both digital and traditional pieces into a colorful arrangement of characters and the world they live in.
Red Moon Rising Trilogy - to be written
The second trilogy in the series that will unleash the true enemy behind the Darkness, and stir up an adventure that involves the great Elemental Masters themselves.
Audio Books - VISIT THE BOOKSTORE
Currently, we have a Western Short available for download. Book One "Wisdom" is in the works to become the next audio book. The release date will not be until mid 2015
PRINT SHOP - VISIT THE PRINTSHOP
How the Story Began ~
There have been lots of questions asking where the idea came from, or how long it took to come up with the concept. Originally, there were two ideas that gradually merged into one.
Where All the Characters Originate From ~
Some characters just come out while writing. I don't plan them. They're just born into the story. Others are pulled from long-ago ideas that I'd like to see in writing. Then there are the conceptual characters, those formed in order to produce future novels. To me, they are the most exciting and challenging ones
Thunder again. Closer.
“Hear that? We need to move!” he pleaded. Still, Katherine’s gaze stay transfixed on the orbs floating bobbing up and down as they came closer. Every now and then they would both wink at once.
“Do you see that?” she asked.
“What is it?” Twilight tried to follow her gaze.
“Katherine.” Shy let out a nervous growl. The chaotic energy was stronger now.
Wisdom, who was furthest from Katherine, pricked his ears at the faintest clop of hoofs hitting ground. He cried out her name just as a dark shape began to materialize from the mist. Nostrils flared, and its lips pulled back to reveal a set of fangs...
The First Story I Ever Wrote ~
It was around thirty-five pages in length with chapters. I wrote it on one of those old computers with the large floppy disks. It just so happened to come with a simple writing program, very similar to "notepad", except each file was limited to so many words. That where I wrote my first story.
Who would have guessed my first story would have come out as Science-Fiction? It was titled "Time Keeper". I still have it to this day, along with the original watercolor artwork idea for the cover. In 2006, I started some research to add to the story so that the day I rewrote it, it would have a better storyline. I now have the storyline. Just need to finish the writing.
What are Healers?
A Healer is a shape-shifter who takes on animal forms, depending on what element it has chosen. While actual healing abilities are limited to certain elements, Healers are hands-down the masters of manipulating landscapes, are fairly social beings, and are as stubborn as quarreling children!
There are four basic elements: Fire, Air, Earth, and Water. These elements are what comprise the magic within Nature. And yet a Healer is born with no bond to Nature whatsoever. To become One with it, they must first accept one of its elements, and has the option to purge all magic in order to change over to a different element – but can only change up to three times.
How Many Story Ideas Have You Come Up with, or Plan to Write ~
Too many to count! But here's a link to some of the novels, short stories, poetry, etc. that I had on the old site: http://wisdomnovels.com/library.html
Do I Plan to Write Something Different Afer Wisdom Novels?
The Great Elemental Masters
Throughout history, Nature has controlled the seasons wiithout the need of Healers. But times change. Now, these three masters have been selected for their powerful talents to help balance out what Nature has done for millennium.
To become a master of the elements, one must be "reborn." Once reawakened, their connection to Nature intensifies. Energy does not burn out as quickly as regular Healers.
Masters cannot die, unless Nature no longer needs them. When dieath does come, they are simply regenerated to the level they left off. This, however, may not be possible due to the growing Darkness infesting the land, sucking away at Nature's energy needed for regeneration.
Setting up an old blog for a Graphic Novel "Wisdom, the Beginning" in which the prologue of Book One is retold with high-quality illustrations. Using a semi-realistic style, each page takes about two days to complete. The comic has been on a two year hiatus until recently. It just needed a make-over site to dispaly it.
|Click Here for Blog: WisdomBeginning.com|
"There is just non stop action, couldn't put the book down, I finished it in one sitting. Detail, detail, detail, just love it."
"...interesting world building and it comes close to the classic nature of The Lord of the Rings."
"Anyone who has ever tried to keep track of a James Clavell novel will have no issue with WISODOM's medium level of character interweaving."
"This novel - the second in a series - fulfills its obligation to the fantasy world by being thoroughly precise, textually engrossing, and most importantly magical."
"There is a fair bit of action throughout the novel. Also the classic battles between good and evil are present. And did I mention I love unicorns?"
"I would think, "I will just finish this chapter and call it a night." Two or thee chapters later I would realize I passed where I planned to stop."