Mental illness in fantasy worlds


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Spirit of the dragon


An engineer craving to become a warrior. A majyu with his future bound in filial piety… and a dark sorcerer who steals women into the night.

Twins Genshu Hidekazu and Genshu Masanori dream of joining the ranks of the warrior elite, the bushi whose skill with blades and the Dragon Goddess’ divine energy, ki, are an object of legends. However, the Genshu family, once a great clan of wyvern slayers, seeks to usher in an era of peace with the brothers Hidekazu and Masanori at the forefront—pulling both teens further from their aspirations of epic battles, monster hunting, and protecting Seiryuu.

Instead, as the Genshu clan’s dutiful scion, Hidekazu studies the art of ki defence and prepares to take his father’s place as clan head, despite his potential to become one of the greatest majyu—ki wielders—Seiryuu has ever known.

Masanori trains as a ki-engineer alongside a team of other brilliant minds, inventing the tools that will one day make Seiryuu as powerful as it was before the fall of the Warlock Empire. But in secret… he trains with his mother’s katana… wishing, hoping, for something more.

The twins’ shared dream of bushido seems so far out of reach… until their best friend is kidnapped by a dark sorcerer, and they learn she is only one of many.

Hidekazu and Masanori aren’t trained in the ways of battle, but for them, nothing will keep them from bringing their friend home safe.

Lives are at stake, and if this sorcerer has his way… all of Seiryuu is in danger.

For fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Japanese mythology and folklore, and those who like a darker twist to their epic fantasy adventures.

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Hi, I’m Erynn

One day, my army of fluffy minions will take over the world. But, well, I haven’t had any luck animating stuffed animals yet! Ever since graduating with my degree in creative writing from the University of British Columbia, you can usually find me typing away at my next fantasy novel like my life depends on it. Other times, I’m locked inside a book, be that reading about dragons, mythology, folklore, or daydreaming in another fantasy world. I also entertain a “mild” tea obsession and guard my hoard like any bookdragon would. It’s my goal to introduce readers to the complexities of mental illness through the perspectives of lifelike characters in fantasy worlds.

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