The entirety of THE NEW ALEPH is available as an audiobook podcast at WorldsofMebar.com.
The sequel, ECHELON, just launch on the same podcast feed in October 2020.
Story: Detective Soma Dan’s family vanishes early on a Tuesday evening. The unexpected consequences of this radically disrupt the lives of herself and three others: one from her home world of Prometheus, one from a mirror world called Pan, and one from Earth. They all start down strange paths to try and find sanity in their worlds. But the way they forgive, or refuse to forgive, their worlds and each other will define justice for a multi-verse where humans hold the power to shape reality.
Genre: Multi-verse fantasy/sci-fi.
Genre elements to expect: The power to change reality itself through the written word, elemental races with powerful abilities, magical-material-based machine arts, and entire worlds ignorant of all these things. Think the multi-verse system of The Magician’s Nephew with the magic system of Doctor Strange, with the conflicts of god-like individuals intersecting into regular people’s lives seen in Thor.
Target market: Adults (some swearing, some discussions about adult topics, but not a lot of graphic content)
Long-term plan: I intend for this to be the beginning of a three-book trilogy (I’ve written three different trilogies before, so I’m confident I can do it again).
Pedigree: This the third fictional universe I’ve developed in the 15 years I’ve been writing novels. I wanted to bring my experiences from making good and bad choices in the past into starting another one from scratch.
MEBAR is a network of worlds connected through portals and transit worlds that are only accessible by its human overseers, called the Alephs. It was created with one great flaw: a limit to the number of souls it can house. When these Alephs hold god-like authority, the corruption hidden in the managing of that soul space became vast.
Detective Soma Dan’s husband and two daughters vanish one evening from right behind her back. After a fruitless search, she learns that the only way she’ll get answers is to find and confront an Aleph, a being that before all this she’d thought of as a childhood myth. This leads to her discovering the deep corruption of these secret leaders and turns her tenacity toward bringing them to justice.
The Resurrected Victim
Paul wakes up in a white room moments after being murdered. He’s told by a young girl, who knows more about him than he does himself, that he’s going to be brought back to life so he can tell everyone that the Aleph rulers must be destroyed.
Aramis, a young woman marginalized because of her peculiar race, has the simple desire of becoming a machinist. But when a new world leader rises to power, causing chaos all over, her skills and powerful abilities awaken in order to shift the tide against the chaos.
The Rogue God
After centuries locked in stasis, Nathan discovers that the worlds he helped create are exactly as corrupt as he feared they would become. He’ll have to be more careful this time if he wants to overthrow the successors of those that imprisoned him.