Friday, December 23, 2011

A Dream of Storms no longer free.

At 231 pages, Shards of S'Darin is really taking shape. The first book in the series, A Dream of Storms was only 286 pages in total, so this one is getting close to the same length. With the new book, I am not even close to concluding it, so it will be much longer. I don't want to give away anything, but those that have read the Work in Progress have loved it so far.

I am still working on the horror novel with David Woods. The storyline is cool, we are just figuring out how exactly we want to share in the writing chores. The intro so far is very creepy and disturbing, everything horror should be. I enjoy writing this story because I can write in a current and more modern style and I can curse like a sailor. That wouldn't be appropriate in the land of Kirkaldin, would it?

I want to thank all of the readers out there that have given my first book a try. I know a lot of you only read the book because I offered it free on a few sites, but I don't have a problem with that. I got some really good reviews and appreciate all of them. Now, A Dream of Storms is no longer free on Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Itunes, etc. I have changed the price to 99 cents, which I still think is a steal for a good fantasy story. All of these sites offer the reader the opportunity to read a sample of the book. If you haven't yet done so, please check out the sample. It may be something you would be interested in. Honestly, the thing that aggravates me is that when my book was free on Smashwords, I would get 3 or 4 downloads a day. Now that it's free, I haven't had a single person buy it for 99 cents.

Tomorrow, my family will celebrate Christmas. Yes, it's a day early, but that's the way it has to be. We're cooking a turkey and yes, I helped. I am definitely not the cook in the family. So, everyone reading this have a great holiday and feel free to drop me a message or leave a comment.

Walk with the Wind, brothers and sisters.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Too many stories...

I have so many ideas for stories, fantasy, horror, sci-fi, paranormal, that I couldn't possibly write them all before I die. I am effectively working on three stories at once right now. Shards of S'Darin, (Book Two of the In the Shadow of the Black Sun series), my horror collaboration with David Woods and a new horror story written in a completely different style for me, influenced by Lovecraft. Strangely, I have yet to read a Lovecraft book, so far only listened to the audiobook of The Dunwich Horror, but I've always been aware of his mythos. I just got them all as ebooks, so now I have no excuse. I just know that he wrote in a style reminiscent of older times. This is what I am trying to do with my new story. Of course, Shards is my main focus and so, too, will the third book in the series be, but it's a lot of fun to spread my wings a bit and write something completely different on the side. I came up with the craziest idea while shaving this morning, rather grotesque, really. Perhaps you'll read it later?

Walk with the Wind,


Thursday, December 8, 2011


So, I've really had to learn how to flip that switch in my mind lately. The switch that changes my attitude from fantasy to horror and back again. I'm writing both Shards of S'Darin and the new horror book (title currently a well-guarded secret) at the same time. It's not that difficult, both stories being so different. I've always been a fan of several different genres and have always wanted to take a stab at them. The horror book is set in modern times, so my writing style is much more casual and loose. My collaborator, David Woods and I have decided to alternate chapters. I've begun the first one, then he'll take the next. We've decided to keep the chapters relatively short, so that one writer doesn't 'take over' the story too much. Each should have a fair share of input.
I'm also working on some artwork for other author's books. Many people noticed the cover on A Dream of Storms and liked it a lot. Once they discovered that I had drawn and painted it, they inquired about having my art in their books as well. That's something else that I thoroughly enjoy, bringing other people's ideas to life. I've always done it. Years ago, working at a comic book shop, I would be constantly asked to draw people's characters (often role-playing characters) or superheroes. It was always great to see their expressions when they were handed my representation of their ideas. When their imaginations can be brought to life, they are very happy and I get a feeling of satisfaction.
So, here I sit with my little boy, watching him during the day, writing while he naps. Will what I write make a difference in the grand scheme of things? Who knows? But, when even one person writes to me and expresses how much they love my stories or characters, I get that same sense of satisfaction. I just love to create, whether it is with the written word or through art or music. I suppose I will always be creating even if no one ever experiences it but myself. I can't help it.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Horror on the Horizon

So, as you know, I am currently working on the follow-up to A Dream of Storms. Shards of S'Darin continues the story of Hagan, Vasparian, Gorin and the others and their efforts to stop the armies of Mournenhile. What will it take to defeat the dark lord? The Pith, the foul creatures brought into existence by Mournenhile, are destroying everything in their path.  New characters and places. More glimpses into the history of these characters. I wish I could publish it right now, but it's not even half complete.
What you may not know is that I am collaborating on a horror novel as well. A friend, David Woods (follow him on Twitter, if you like) and I are currently outlining the story, creating characters and their names, locations and events. I've always loved horror and have always wanted to try my hand at it. We'll see how well the story works once we're finished. I love it so far.
One thing that I hate about writing is that you can write for hours and only have 3 more pages. They keys are clacking away, non-stop. You look at the clock. You look at your page count. Huh? Oh well, every page counts. A few pages a day adds up to a finished story.
I truly hope that all of you out there that have read A Dream of Storms have enjoyed the characters (good and evil) and the plot. It only gets better from here on out. These characters belong to you now as well and I do feel a responsibility to treat them with respect. If you haven't left a review for the book, please do. It will help convince others to try it. Many thanks to those that have gone out of their way to contact me and send me their compliments. I appreciate it.
Until next time.

Walk with the Wind


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Read the sample and decide for yourself

I think it's amazing the varied amount of stories that are out there right now. Just looking through the Twitter and Facebook members that I have connected with reveals so many different ideas. So many writers with so many interesting stories. The tough part is getting a bit of the attention onto yourself. I've built up a pretty decent following on Twitter in a short time and have a lot of Twitter friends that Retweet my stuff, which is awesome and thank you. However, after having my tweets shared with thousands of people, I take a look at my Amazon page and I haven't sold a single book more. Strange.
I suppose that people are hesitant about buying from an unknown author, but most of us have free samples that can be read. Once you've read the sample, you should be able to tell if it's your thing or not. Does the writer have a decent style? Is the dialogue believable? Characters interesting? I know that in my experience, I have read samples that fall on both sides. On Twitter, I have found books that interested me, but after reading the sample, decided 'No, thanks'. I have also read some that were great. I suppose it takes time to wade through the lackluster stuff and find the gems. Maybe people don't want to take the time to read a sample?

Well, I promise you, I do not write lackluster stories. Read the sample from A Dream of Storms and decide for yourself. The sample can be downloaded with the link to your right on the Amazon page. If you do not have a Kindle, download one of Amazon's Free Kindle Reading Apps. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.
Walk with the Wind.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

An Emotional Response

I suppose it's time for another blog post, eh? The writing on Shards of S'Darin has slowed down a bit due to life getting in the way. Cracked radiators and baby ear infections will do that. So, lately I have not met my personal goal of writing 1,000 words a night. Sometimes I only get 500 and some nights I haven't written at all. I make notes constantly, though. There are scraps of paper all over my desk as I write this. Ideas for names and plot points and ideas that I forgot and need to go back to add. I think one of the most difficult things about writing a sequel is making sure you don't contradict or change something from Book One. Sometimes I have to check the spelling on a name or any number of details about characters and places. So, a copy of A Dream of Storms is always close by.
A friend of mine recommended my book to someone they know and the response was, "Oh, I don't like that Dungeons and Dragons stuff." I wasn't really sure what to say in that situation. I believe that Dungeons and Dragons was inspired quite a bit by Tolkien's writing. So, what makes a fantasy book Dungeons and Dragons stuff? The fantasy genre existed before Gary Gygax created the role playing game, right? RPG's get a bad rap, I think. 
Anyone that has read the reviews for A Dream of Storms, has seen reviewers that compare my writing to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. I'm kind of on the fence about those comparisons. I mean, it is an amazing feeling to be compared to one's hero, but at the same time, he is considered the god of fantasy writing. How could my writing compare to that? Doesn't seem possible. I do appreciate those reviewers, though. I re-read the reviews occasionally. It's a good feeling when people have an emotional response to something that you have created. I hope that I can continue to reach people in that way. It's the same with my artwork. When people feel inspired, afraid, sad, happy after seeing a drawing or painting or when reading a scene that I have written, I have done my job.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Dream of Storms on

So, you say you don't know where to purchase my book? Well, take a look HERE! You can either purchase the paperback or download the Kindle book. In case you were not aware, you do not have to own a Kindle to read a Kindle-formatted book. Amazon has free software to read it on most electronic devices including PC, Mac, android phone, iphone, ipod, etc. So, what do you say? Read the sample and see if the book is something you would be interested in. 5 star reviews on Amazon!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Day after All Hallow's Eve

How was everyone's Halloween? For the first time in a long time, I did not dress up. I've been sick with a head cold and sinus problems. Also, we have a baby that would not leave my make-up alone if I painted my face like a demon. So, we went out trick or treating with our two children. Having the baby helped us rake in the candy. Lol.
So, what kind of crazy costumes did you see?

Still forging ahead on the second book in my fantasy series. People ask me everyday, some in person, some here on the internet, when is the second book coming out? Don't worry, I'm working hard on it. You don't want me to rush it and give you a sub-par story, do you? I think that if you enjoyed Book One, Book Two will give you even more of what you loved. You'll get to know all of the characters that much better, good and evil. You love the good ones even more and hate the villains with a passion. Stay tuned.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hire an Elven translator...

Any fans of The Walking Dead out there? I've seen the first season and really loved it. The writing is really great with natural sounding dialogue. It's based on a comic book series produced by Image Comics which is really well done as well. The thing about the story is that the characters are very interesting so it doesn't really matter the setting, I would still be into the story. It just happens to be about a zombie apocalypse. I suppose if you are disgusted by gurgling undead and their dangling body parts, you should stay away, but otherwise check it out. I dig it.

In novel news, I am nearly at 50,000 words on Shards of S'Darin. That's page 152 for those counting. By now, the characters have taken over. I have no more control. Dwarves are everywhere, Pith are everywhere, the Rot is rampant, Deckard is a replicant. I hope you all enjoy book two. I've put a lot into it and I hope it shows once it's published. As always, I appreciate your support and feel free to contact me. I promise to send a reply, but I might write it in Elven so hire a translator.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

How is everyone?

Hey everyone,
It's been a few days since I've posted here, so I thought I would let you in on what's going on in my world. I've been working a lot on Shards of S'Darin. I've made very good progress on it. I have a few friends that are reading it as I write it (aren't they the lucky ones) and they love the direction that it is taking. It's sitting at 41,500 words right now and I've just started Chapter Seven. More Stone Trolls, the Dwarves have been introduced, Creatures, Dragonbuck.
On a side note, if you like fantasy then you know about Game of Thrones. Everyone is talking about it, so I decided to watch a few of the tv episodes. I haven't read the books. Should I? Anyway, I like the series so far, but I really don't think I would call it fantasy. Just my opinion. It seems more historical, but maybe things change later on in the story. I am a fan of Sean Bean, though.
So, I hope everyone is doing well and feel free to shoot me an email. I will respond to every one of them.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Shards of S'Darin update

I will let you guys in on a little secret... It is very difficult not to just blurt out the things that you are writing. The events and new characters of my book are just begging to be experienced and I really want to share it with you, however....I will wait, of course. I will tell you that I am very happy with the way things are progressing in Shards of S'Darin. I have just begun Chapter Five and the story is really taking shape. I cannot wait for the world to read it. If you loved the characters from Book One, just wait.

Also, let me restate that I have met many great people online since publishing my first book, A Dream of Storms. Readers, writers, artists, etc. So many supportive people and it really helps to keep me inspired. I know a lot of writers have a hard time keeping it going. Writing is a very lonely experience. It has to be. For me, I need silence for the most part, so I write late at night after everyone is asleep. It is the only time that I can be uninterrupted. Anyone else out there want to talk about their writing routine? Anyone out there listen to music while writing? I find that I become distracted by the music (I think that's because I am a musician and my mind picks apart the different tracks).

Alright, that's enough for now. I have to finish 1,000 words tonight. That's the personal goal that I have set for myself and I've been able to meet it so far.

Good night. (Check local listings, it may be morning where you are.)


Sunday, September 11, 2011

On writing...

Since embarking on this self-publishing venture, I have noticed a few things. Firstly, there are a lot of very supportive writers and readers out there. I appreciate that a great deal. Secondly, while there are a lot of great indie books being created, there are also a lot of really bad ones. After reading several samples and free-to-download ebooks, all I can say is "yikes". The difficult part is trying to get noticed among all of the lackluster stuff. Now, I'm not saying that my book is the be-all and end-all of literature, but if you had seen some of the stuff I have seen (I won't name any names), you would understand.
Also, there are a lot of authors that are going out of their way to overwrite everything. I imagine them looking up unheard of and obtuse words just so they sound fancy. I read an excerpt from someone's novel and I think I counted around 8 pages without a quote. Look, description is nice, but I think that might be overkill.
Just some thoughts for the day.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Battle of the Black Sun

Book Two of the In the Shadow of the Black Sun series is coming along nicely. I've gotten a decent amount of work done on it. I am into Chapter 3 now and am excited by the new directions that things are going in. Can't give away too much although I would love to discuss it here. Have you read Book One? Do you have any questions or comments about the story? Ask away. I will respond to every one of them.

Many people have suggested writing about the actual Battle of the Black Sun. I refer to the battle many times in Book One and it had a deep effect on the main character, Hagan. I have considered it in the past, possibly putting together The Journal of Hagan Marindel. This would be his personal account of what happened from the moment he enlisted until the final day of the battle. Any comments about doing such a book? I would be interested in hearing your opinion.

Well, I'm off. Book Two will not write itself.... or will it?


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Characters from A Dream of Storms: The Pith!

The race of evil creatures created by Mournenhile to end all life on the side of good. Perhaps I will do a full-body drawing of them soon.

These are some of the bonus materials that I will be posting to give readers a little more insight into the world of my novels. Enjoy.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Shards of S'Darin, In the Shadow of the Black Sun: Book Two

Just in case anyone out there was curious, I’ve passed the 12,000 word mark on the second book in the series. Things are progressing great. I have always done a loose outline and left enough of the story open so that I don’t get bored. Same with this story. The main characters pretty much write themselves and end up creating new possibilities that I hadn’t originally thought of. Book Two has a darker atmosphere to it, as those that have read Book One would assume. New characters will be introduced, a new quest will be undertaken and new bonds will be formed. The Dwarves of Kirkaldin will finally be introduced as well.
I greatly appreciate everyone that has given a review so far. This will help other potential readers to decide if it’s their bowl of Mossmelt porridge. Thank you.
Visit my Amazon page to read a preview and order the book in paperback or eBook format. Here is the link.
I just finished a book by Benedict Martin called Escaping Entry and gave it 5 stars. It’s a really great read and as far as I know, it’s still free to download at Smashwords. Click here to enjoy a great fantasy story.
Thanks again and prepare yourself for Book Two, tentatively titled Shards of S’Darin.
William Kenney

Sunday, August 14, 2011

35 pages into Book Two.

35 pages into Book Two. 
The paperback edition of A Dream of Storms has been available from Amazon for a week now and I’m pretty happy with the results so far. I mean, nothing insane… I’m not quitting my day job yet. But I am doing my best to market the book. Trying to let people know of its existence. It’s a difficult thing, as you other independent writers know. Any suggestions for marketing strategies would be helpful and appreciated.

I am 35 pages into Book Two as of this writing and things are coming along great. I am really liking the plot ideas that I’ve come up with. New directions for the characters and new relationships. No spoilers here, but some very interesting things are happening.

Purchase A Dream of Storms by clicking here!

Thank you for all of your support!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

In the Shadow of the Black Sun: Book Two

Well, chapter one is complete. Don't worry, no spoilers but what is going on is pretty exciting. This completely sets the story off in a couple of different directions. More interesting characters, some good, some not-so-good. New and wondrous landscapes. Much more background information concerning the characters and the world in general. If you enjoyed the characters from the first book, then you will love the second.

I hope to post some artwork representing the story and a map as well. As soon as I find time, I will get those up. I always loved it when I could see that additional material and I hope you enjoy it as well.

Stay tuned and thanks for your support.


Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Dream of Storms in paperback

Hello everyone.
I know that a lot of people have been patiently waiting for the paperback edition of my fantasy novel to be available. I am happy to say that it is now listed on Amazon. Thank you for waiting and only occasionally bugging me about it. Lol.
I will sign copies for those that run into me in person. As always, I appreciate your support and hope you enjoy the story so far. Book Two is in the works.

If you get a chance, please leave a review on the Amazon page. It will help more people become aware of my work.

Order the paperback edition here.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Waiting on the A Dream of Storms paperback to go "Live"

Hello everyone,

On Sunday night, I approved the files for the paperback. Amazon states that, once approved, the book will be available for purchase in 5 business days. That puts it at Friday. Two more days. I hate waiting. Please, if you purchase the book, consider leaving a review on Amazon. Reviews make a big difference in how people view the product. Some people will not buy a book that has no reviews, for instance.

Working on Book Two. It's coming along nicely with lots of interesting plot points. The characters have evolved after their experiences in Book One. So, enjoy the story and thank you for your support.


Monday, August 1, 2011

1st Author Interview

Book Title: A Dream of Storms
Publisher: Self-published
Author: William Kenney
Genre: Epic Fantasy
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Brief summary:

    The leaves were falling in Elfwhere, but autumn had never come to the land of the Elves. It was a sign. The dark one, Mournenhile had returned, reborn into the world of Kirkaldin. He was thought destroyed years ago during the Battle of the Black Sun.
Hagan Marindel had emerged from that battle a hero, showered with praise. He had rejected it all, instead went into a drunken seclusion. He had become a hollow, wretched shell of his former self.

    Until now.

    The Stone Troll, Gorin, was sent to retrieve Hagan and return him to Harquinn, where the mages rule.

    Reluctantly, Hagan is pulled back into the life he had vowed to forget. This time, he has his younger, inexperienced brother D'Pharin to protect and a small group of companions: Windenn, the Woodwarden, Vasparian, Wood Elven General and Shindire, arrogant High Elf from across the Sleeping Sea.

     D’Pharin was pulled toward the ancient city like a child to a willowisp. It dragged him forward with wide eyes and thumping chest. Clouds drowned most of the moonlight and he had to pick his way carefully. Soon, he stood atop a high, grass-covered hill that overlooked what was once the entry garden. Tall walls, now mostly fallen, had surrounded the cobbled walkways and shrubbery. From here, he could see that the iron gate had been nearly blown off of its great hinges. He could see the dark forms of what he assumed were statues beyond the fallen gate.
    And beyond that-the towers.
    Three of the foremost still stood. Leafless now and blackened by long dead flame, but somehow still majestic. Reaching nearly to the clouds themselves, he could not make out their tops. The darkness of their bark was dotted at regular intervals with windows even darker still. Scattered remnants of wooden scaffolding and catwalks littered the ground beneath, only a handful still attached to their original moorings.
    Some such dangling pieces swayed in the night breeze producing a steady knocking noise from above, a hollow sound that served to remind D’Pharin of the utter emptiness of this place.
Directly below the hill on which he stood there stretched a flat field. Several hundred yards of level ground dotted with many large low-lying stones. He would have to carefully pass through these to finally reach the gates. With a deep breath, he began to descend, sword in hand. A touch of fear crept in as he reached the base of the hill. The boulders resembled large flat tombstones, he thought, the moon beginning to show its face from above.
    As he made his way around the first, he halted. He scanned the ground in front of him and then looked to the boulder directly to his right.
    Was that a helmet? A rounded shoulder and arm? He jumped back, gasping.
    What ... ?
    He knelt and reached out with the tip of his sword. It was stone, not flesh. He breathed easier and moved close.
    Wind ...
    As he leaned over the rocky shape, the moonlight caught the chiseled features.
    It was the body of a Troll.


Question: Why did you write this book?
    In school, many teachers complimented me on my writing and suggested that I continue doing so on my own. I've always enjoyed storytelling and thought it was time to do something substantial. I have many outlines for different stories, but I wanted to finish my epic fantasy story first.

Question: How did you come up with the title?
    The title comes straight out of the book. The characters are discussing their dreams and nightmares. One character describes how every dream she has involves rolling thunder and ominous clouds.

Question: How did you choose your genre?
    Since childhood, I've loved fantasy. At around age eleven, I read The Hobbit and that sealed my fate. I searched out new fantasy stories at the bookstore every weekend. With fantasy, you can create an entirely new world and all of its inhabitants. This gives you a lot of freedom to be as creative as you like.

Question: What inspired you to be a writer?
    Probably the writings of Tolkien, Terry Brooks, Michael Moorcock, etc.The worlds that they created were so vast and amazing, I wanted to have my own.

Question: Who do you think your book(s) would appeal to?
    Those who want an epic story in which several characters from different cultures and backgrounds come together to achieve a common goal. Readers who want to explore a world where unbelievable magic exists and unimaginable horror. Most importantly, those who believe the characters and their development are the true heart of a story.

Question: What kind of information can readers find on your website or blog?
    Updates on the next book in the series: Shards of S'Darin, In the Shadow of the Black Sun - Book Two. I am also an artist, so I will be posting maps and sketches of the prominent characters on one or more of my websites. I think readers would be very interested to see what these characters and places look like. I always try to respond to any comments or questions that I receive. I want people to feel like they are part of this story as well.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Chomping at the bit

The next few days will be spent re-reading my fantasy novel, A Dream of Storms and checking for errors of any kind. Then, once any mistakes have been corrected, I can approve the paperback and they will be available on Amazon. Can't wait.

Yes, I will sign copies for all of you people that I see face to face. Others, send a self addressed stamped envelope and green tea flavored Kit Kats and I'll think about it.

It's certainly incredible to be able to walk around with my own book in my hands. A bit of an accomplishment, I suppose.

Until next time. Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Paperback proof has arrived.

Ok, I've finally gotten an actual print copy of my fantasy novel, A Dream of Storms. It is an awesome feeling to hold it in my hands. Now, I have to go over every word before I approve it. Any tiny mistakes must be corrected, although I really want to just approve it and make it available. The cover looks great, really happy with that. I'm also happy with my decision to go with the cream-colored paper instead of bright white. Looks nice and it's easier on the eyes.
In just a few days it should be online to purchase. Thanks for waiting.


Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Dream of Storms paperback soon to be released!

Hey everyone,
It should only be a few more days until the paperback version of my fantasy novel is available on A lot of people have told me that they prefer the actual printed version as opposed to the eBook. Ask and ye shall receive.

Have a great one.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Amazing 5 star review on Amazon!

My new fantasy novel A Dream of Storms just received a 5 star review from a customer who purchased the eBook. I truly hope that this attracts more readers. Thank you.

I have begun work on Book Two of the In the Shadow of the Black Sun series. The outline has been done for some time now, but now the official writing begins. Roughly 2200 words so far and since I am dead tired, I believe I will head to bed now.

Good night (check local listings).


Monday, July 18, 2011

A Dream of Storms eBook now available!

Here is the Amazon page to download A Dream of Storms. Remember you don't have to have a Kindle to read this book. Amazon offers several free eReaders for PC, Mac, iPhone, etc. Download the proper software and you can read on your specific device.

Click here to check out the book.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Front cover revealed!

       Here is the completed front cover to A Dream of Storms, my first fantasy novel. The artwork was created by me and the graphic design was done by my wife, Frances. I would love to hear your constructive comments on this cover. 

Friday, July 15, 2011

A Dream of Storms Back Cover Blurb

       The leaves were falling in Elfwhere. Autumn had never come to the land of the Elves. It was a sign. The dark one, Mournenhile had returned, reborn into the world of Kirkaldin. He was thought destroyed twelve years ago during the Battle of the Black Sun. Hagan Marindel had emerged from that battle a hero. The world sang his praises and showered him with gifts. He had rejected it all, instead returning home and going into a drunken seclusion. He had become a hollow, wretched shell of his former self.

      Until now.

       The Stone Troll, Gorin, carried out an impossible quest, to retrieve Hagan and return him to Harquinn, where the mages rule. Hagan had sworn an oath, all those years ago and Gorin would hold him to it.

       Reluctantly, Hagan sets out once again for that ancient city and the coming war, pulled back into the life he had vowed to forget. This time, he has his younger brother to protect and a small group of companions. Windenn, the Woodwarden, Vasparian, Wood Elven General from Elfwhere and Shindire, arrogant High Elf from across the Sleeping Sea.

      Armies march across the Edge of an unimaginable size, filled with unknown creatures and the vile Pith, determined to destroy their world. The servants of Mournenhile are everywhere, always hunting, searching for the hero of the Black Sun.

      Can Hagan become that hero once more, redeeming himself and protecting the land from the coming horde?

       Artist and Graphic Novelist William Kenney, turns his powerful imagination to storytelling in his first Fantasy Fiction publication.  A vivid rendition of the classic story of the battle between good and evil.  Strong characterization and a compelling storyline keep the reader riveted and the pages turning in his first full-length novel, A Dream of Storms, book one of the In the Shadow of the Black Sun series.

Sneak peek at the cover to A Dream of Storms

Vasparian Grael, Hagan, Gorin, Windenn and D'Pharin from A Dream of Storms, In the Shadow of the Black Sun: Book One. The fantasy novel will be available shortly for the Kindle and in paperback form. 550 pages.