The day has finally come! After a long year of writing and editing Anna’s story, Prodigy of Thunder has launched. I cannot wait for you to experience the beginning of her journey. You have been requesting her story ever since reading about her in Arcane (The Arinthian Line, book 1). It gives me great honor to deliver on that request.
It was a tricky endeavor for me to write a book about an already established character. For that challenge, I searched deep into who Anna was whilst asking myself what sorts of things would she have gone through as a child and as a teenager. Writing the answers into the book was immensely enjoyable for me, even though Anna went through serious trials.
Anna’s strengths come from her independence, her compassion, and her ambition. But she has always suffered from loneliness too. This story partly aims to explain why and how that loneliness took root. I find her to be a complicated soul with an epic story, one I look forward to fleshing out in subsequent books.
Note that both the paperback and ebook versions have a map and Anna’s full academy class schedule. Also, I hope you’ll consider sharing the launch on social media (or even sharing my Facebook post about it).
Thank you all for your amazing support over the years, and feel free to email me your thoughts when you’re done reading.
Enjoy the book!
All my best to you and those you love,
-Sever P.S. Extra special thanks to the ART team, as well as the wonderful souls who participate on this website. You know who you are :)
The Arinthian Line series (complete):
The Fury of a Rising Dragon series (complete):
I grew up on Dragonlance and probably spent way too much time playing role-playing games. Then came the video games. But then, Nintendo was life in Toronto of '86. As a matter of fact, much of my youth could be considered "wasted" exploring escapism of one form or another.
Now I'm a full-time author living in British Columbia, Canada. I have a wife who taught me what it means to love someone unconditionally. Buddha, my grumpy but rumpled-with-love cat, likes to keep watch from a Lego castle near my desk. (Update: said Lego castle has long been dismantled. Now she basks under a sun lamp).
I suppose my favorite sagas are Harry Potter, Ender's Game, Lord of the Rings, Narnia, and Game of Thrones. I also love true-life survival tales like Into Thin Air, Shadowdivers, and Perfect Storm. As for movies, I regularly re-watch Bladerunner, Star Wars, Highlander, Aliens, Limitless, Edge of Tomorrow, Interstellar, Lost in Translation, and Margin Call.
But I've been most inspired by Harry Potter. Seriously, because if it hadn't been for HP, I'd never have dared. I simply stood on the shoulders of a giant. Thank you for writing that story, Joanne Rowling, it was extremely re-readable. I can only hope to capture my readers' imagination as you have captured mine.
When I was a kid, I dreamed I could spread my arms as wings, jump off the ground, and fly. My head was in the clouds (and in many ways, still is). It would be fair to say that my love of fantasy began then, steadily refined by movies, video games, and cozy books.
As for me, I enjoy talking to my readers, so if you read one of my books, you're welcome to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Throw me a question, comment, or just say hello.
I blog at severbronny.com when the mood strikes me, and I'm on social media now and then. I don't publish too often, but you can subscribe to my newsletter to receive a notification when I do release new work (newsletter signup is at severbronny.com/contact).
(I was also a musician at one time, having released three albums with my industrial-rock band Tribal Machine.)
When all is said and done, I know how fortunate I am to be a full-time author. I think about it often--especially when I recall what it was like working the grind. Thus I humbly thank each and every reader for supporting my work.
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9 thoughts on “Prodigy of Thunder (Chronicles of Anna Atticus Stone, book 1) released!”
Okay? So I just finished this… one question… whyyyyyyy???? You put me through so much heartbreak from anna!!! ;)It was an amazing story and I love it so much, I literally cannot wait to see what happens next! As is the way with warlocks, they are locked in war. Thank you for putting so much time and effort into this story! I could not put it down! It is very cool watching Anna evolve into the Stone Augum Leera and Bridget know her has! I cannot wait for more! Once again, thank you!
You’re most welcome, Gabriella. Glad you enjoyed Anna’s first adventure :)
Just finished reading… and wow, what a journey. You somehow make Anna, the previously venerable and stern woman Augum and the Trio have the privilege of learning from, seem so relatable and real. Every line I read from her never seemed out of place for her character, and throughout the book, I could see the wise, powerful, and caring woman taking shape.
This is a book that will turn you into an emotional wreck (it certainly did so for me!), for Anna leads a life of tragedy.
I’m rambling, but I just wanted to let you know what a huge honor you’re doing to those of us who read your books. I am truly grateful for what you do. Please don’t stop writing, your work means so much to so many people, and you deserve all the praise in the world for that.
Truly, thank you.
Thank you, Colin. That means a lot. Truly.
I cant believe im so late here, but oh well
im sooo incredibly excited to read this, it sounds like itll be a blast!!
I Love the Authors note and the book completely looking forward to Arcane Artist and the next book in the series, also there was a typo in the first paragraph,in this sentence,”You have been requesting her story ever since reading about her in Arcane (the Arinthian Line, book 1).”,where it doesn’t capitalize,”the”,.
Sweet, I was waiting for this. I was checking the website all day, lol, and you know I asked my mom as soon as I realized that it came out to get it for me. Moira is super excited as well! I may have read a bit into the book on Amazon, but you can’t blame me. . .
That’s awesome, and I hope you guys enjoy it. Anna had a very hard childhood, but I hope it helps to see where she came from.