The hunt for a mythical, truth-refracting jewel sees out heroine race across space in this Star Wars inspired space caper.
It is called the Axiom Diamond: a mythical relic with the power to show its bearer any truth they desire. Men have sought for it across many planets for centuries, but in vain. Aimee de Laurent, apprentice portalmage, is thrown into the race to find the gem when her first portal-casting goes awry, sending Aimee, her mentor, and the skyship Elysium into the war-torn midst of the invaded kingdom of Port Providence. Against them is pitted the might of the infamous magic-wielding knights of the Eternal Order, and their enigmatic commander, Lord Azrael, seeking the diamond, and destroying all in their path.
The universe is called the Drifting Worlds, a vast place to be explored in the same spirit of Firefly and Final Fantasy.
Joseph Brassey has lived on both sides of the continental US, and worked as a craft-store employee, paper-boy, factory worker, hospital kitchen gopher, martial arts instructor, singer, and stay-at-home Dad (the last is his favorite job, by far). Joseph trains in - and teaches - Liechtenauer’s Kunst des Fechtens in his native Tacoma. Known for his work with Neal Stephenson, Gregg Bear, Mark Teppo and Nicole Galland on The Mongoliad series, Skyfarer is his first solo novel.