Title: WELCOME TO DEMIRIA
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Word Count: 86,000
In a realm, parallel to Earth, a thirteen-year-old boy will learn things he never dreamed possible, a brother will sacrifice everything for what he desires most, and a world will go to war with itself.
The first installment of the MG fantasy series WELCOME TO DEMIRIA follows Damien Vesey, a thirteen-year-old boy who must risk everything to undo the darkness his mother has unleashed upon the mysterious and magical world of Demiria. Throughout the 86000 words frightening events begin to transpire and Damien finds himself alone in the Fidelia Percium forest facing the deadly Maliec King. Moments before his death he is saved by a dark cherub known as Electus and realizes some secrets are better left unknown.
“Let me out!” Damien cried. He ran towards the wall and smashed his open palm against the solid piece of stone. “Please, what’s going on?”
He looked down at his hands expecting them to be charred from the burning metal, which had seemingly swallowed him whole. Not a scratch or burn was on them. He raised his hands to his face - still there - everything was fine, as if the past few minutes hadn’t happened.
He frantically looked around for another way out. To his despair there was nothing except a small beaten down set of stairs on the far side of the room. He couldn’t understand what had happened, or why he couldn’t get back through. Then there was the unexplained heat, and the fact he just passed through a seemingly solid piece of metal - none of it made sense.
She had gone through though, and for whatever reason she had wanted him to follow. For weeks she haunted his dreams, hovering in the darkness, trying to talk to him - only no words would come out. Then she had appeared in the museum and led him to this room. Had she brought him here to tell him something? Or was this just some cruel joke to trap him?
Damien looked around the room again - empty - the only sound filling its walls was the faint echo of his screams. He tried calling for help again, but no matter how loud he yelled nobody seemed to hear.