The Sworn Defender
May 5, 2021
Immediately following the events of Prince of Azra, The Sworn Defender sees an end to the mission Prince Lucian and his companions set out to complete. With the nature spirit’s gift in hand, Azra’s defenders must finally journey home and challenge the sorcerer that threatens them. However, much has changed since their departure, and the path home is filled with dangers — both new and old — that have stirred beneath a darkness that now walks the earth. With the return of ancient monsters and a surge of dark magic, can Tala’s gift prevail against Azra’s enemies? Or will it, too, fall before the flames?
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.