Prince of Azra
May 13, 2020
I am incredibly proud to present my novel, "Prince of Azra." While a second edition, this is my first venture into storytelling and the result of many sleepless nights. It tells the story of Prince Lucian, heir to the kingdom of Azra, and the journey he and his companions take in order to protect their home and its people. It is the first in what I hope will be many entries in this world.
Writing has always been a passion for me. Ever since I got my hands on Microsoft Word when I was eleven years old, I've been obsessed with the idea of storytelling. A few missteps and failed concepts in high school served as a lesson for me- creating something with the hope it would be good requires more than desire. It needs effort and diligence. These were things that I was not always willing to put forward, but when I did... well, that was an experience.
I wrote my first book, Prince of Azra, and self-published it the day before my 21st birthday. It was a dream achieved. Except, my book turned out to be quite disastrous. I had been determined to complete it and compelled to funnel all my creativity into it. Yet, I rushed everything- leaving my first novel mostly a mess.
It wasn't until later that I decided to try again. I gutted my book, tearing it apart to find every error that needed fixing, and eventually managed to release a second, much-improved version.
It's been quite a journey, but there's still a lot of work to be done. I hope you'll stick around for the ride.
Michael, an amateur writer. Born and Raised in East LA.
“Hard work is worthless for those that don't believe in themselves.”