Beneath the Surface will take you to a world that has just as much mystery as it does surprises. Magic is a thing of the past to the people of the Marshlands, but the sudden and strange disappearance of an entire village full of people says otherwise. The captain of the Marshlands patrol believes someone is using a lost book of magical knowledge to seek revenge against her people, and she needs to find it before the warlord of the Mainlands completely overruns them. They must go to the Underworld, a region on the coastline riddled with underwater caves and home to the exiled citizens of the Marshlands who have contracted the Plague. But they are not the only inhabitants who want to see the world break. Just how much of your humanity would you sacrifice to survive? That’s what Captain Milliandra and the officers of her patrol have to decide as they venture into a place where staying alive has never been a likely outcome.


My name is Alex Coombs, and this is my first book. I recently graduated with my Master’s degree and my wife and I live in Shippensburg, PA with our three cats and dog. I have decided to make this a non-profit book, and if I do make any sales, I will be personally donating 100% of the profits to various animal rescues in my area. This has no influence on the content of the book, but is just one way that I can help a little bit more. Beneath the Surface has been so much fun to create, and I hope you will enjoy it as well!