Before the Sky Fell
[Featured Story and Wattpad Prize Winner 2014]
When 17-year-old Whik finds a magical relic and uses it to create an alternate reality, a cynical murderer invades his nation to take his powers. Now there's more on the line for Whik than his newfound ability. The enemy has captured his friends, and Whik will risk everything in one world to save them in another.
Whik needs an adventure. When he snoops around his professor's cellar, he finds the Maker-a mythical item capable of duplicating worlds-and activates it with a drop of blood. He experiences dark visions of what might be the future: his city in ruins and his best friend, Sonora, lying dead in a forest.
Malachi, an assassin from Whik's homeland, suspects Whik may have the Maker. He enlists an army of outcasts who have their own grudge against Whik's people. Now they're about to invade Whik's nation and his visions are coming true.
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.