Before the Sky Fell
[Featured Story and Wattpad Prize Winner 2014]
When Malachi, an exiled murder, activates a magic relic and duplicates his world, he uses his newly found power to win over the Larks, dog-like creatures from the North. Seeking to locate his missing daughter and plot revenge on those responsible for her disappearance, Malachi marches south, leaving destruction in his wake.
Whik Winfield, a young, adventurous Hemonstalian, is swept up in the chaos, leaving everything he knew behind him, including his best friend Sonora. He sets sail with fellow survivors to the mysterious island of Sebolt. Whik hoped peace could be restored in his new home, but when he creates a world of his own, his troubles double.
Can Whik understand how to wield his world-building power before Malachi takes it all away? When the path of worlds can change with a shift in the wind, Whik learns that all second chances come with a price.
This dark fantasy novel interweaves Whik's story at ages 9 and 17, as he comes to terms with creating another him, attempts to stop the fall of his nation from a ruthless murderer, and realizes that in order to save the girl he loves in one world, he may have to die in another.