Greetings, travelers, and welcome to a new and fantastic week where we’ll be spending some time in the Otherworld. Today, we’re going to be taking a look at a story we hinted at last week, brought to you by a talented and passionate storyteller and illustrator. Read on to learn more about The Enpirion Project: Exordium.
The debut work of author L. Bossi, The Enpirion Project: Exordium (Book 1) is a love letter to fantasy—and to worldbuilding—in a way that solidifies the author as a someone who is dedicated to their craft. Aetrelys is a vast place, filled with lore and mythology that adds to the context of the story as it unfolds. Yet even with a world that can be painted in broader strokes, Bossi focuses on one interesting character who readers will find themselves attached to very quickly. Enpirion leads readers through the world as their guide in some ways, but the author toes the line effectively, ensuring that Piri has more to add to the story than mere hand-holding. Indeed, it’s easy to be swept into Piri’s plight, and to learn what it is he fights for, and what is at stake.
Welcome to Aetrelys, home of the Seri.
Enpirion, a gifted soldier of his ancient, energy-wielding race, awakens, alone and friendless, in a new home after a terrible ordeal that has left him with both physical and mental scars. Placed back into active service, he finds himself struggling to overcome what he’s been through and the problems it has left him with. Even while desperately trying to cope with his own deep-seated issues, Piri is drawn into a far-reaching dilemma that, while on the surface seems to be merely a fanatical human sector targeting his race, has much further reaching consequences.
With a threat arising from a vastly different domain governed by a unique, chaotic and conflicting energy source, the situation begins to quickly spiral out of control and Piri finds himself having to confront issues with his culture and loyalties, as well as fighting an internal battle with a newly arising realization of who and what he is as he struggles to save everything that he knows from destruction.
Bossi lends their talents to more than just storytelling, at least in prose form. They are also a gifted illustrator, and both their website and the print editions of the book highlight the world in the way that they conceptualize it, bringing it to life in a way that is immersive and captivating. Bringing those skills to bear is important for such an undertaking, because this trilogy—with its first two books already out—requires a deft hand, ample foresight, and the ability to balance everything effectively. This multi-hyphenate creator sticks such a landing, and ensures readers and fans have much more to look forward to. You can check out The Enpirion Project: Exordium (Book 1) on Amazon today, but also consider heading to The Enpirion Project website to get a special signed versions of the book, with Bossi’s beautiful illustrations in all their glory!
Be on the lookout for an upcoming guest interview later this week that gives another peek behind the curtain for Bossi!
Images provided courtesy of L. Bossi.
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