Hello and Welcome to The Heirs of Atlantis, an exciting new series by a new Australian author.
I started this book in 1997 as a short story and finished it as a novel in 2012. I have not really had the time to promote it heavily but now circumstances have changed. In March 2013 I broke my back in a serious workplace accident. Two and a half years later I have lost my job as a primary school teacher due to a disability caused by my injury. I now find I need to promote my book and I am asking for your help please. The Fissure Union is the first book in a trilogy. I have written the first draft of the second book, The Atlantis Union and have mapped out the story of the concluding novel, The End of the Union. If you are able to read my book and you like it, could I please ask you to promote it as widely as you can. I would truly appreciate (and need) any assistance I can get. I have set up a forum on this page as I would also appreciate any comment, both positive and negative, you have about this book. This book is currently only available on Amazon's Kindle. You don't need a Kindle reader as you can download the Kindle App for the iPhone, iPad, Android devices or your PC or Mac. If you know any publishers who might be interested in my novel, could you please point them in my direction. Thank you so much for visiting my site.
Book 1: The Fissure Union
“This power came forth out of the Atlantic Ocean, for in those days the Atlantic was navigable: and there was an island situated in front of the straits which you call the Columns of Heracles” Critias Plato, 360 BCE
For the past twenty-five years pirates had been disrupting traffic on the lucrative North African trade route. Although little more than savages, they were innumerable, and had learned to pick off the massive Atlantean vessels as they passed the Pillars of Heracles. The ships that did make their final destination of the Nile Delta were always greeted enthusiastically by the Egyptian people, a fledgling race of great potential. The Atlanteans were carefully nurturing these people in the hope of one-day developing a civilization that rivaled their own. With the seas in their present, unsafe condition, and the king unwilling to abandon the Egyptian people, a bold plan was conceived. A tunnel could be driven for over one thousand miles under the Atlantic seabed, from the Island of Atlantis to the North African coast. The tunnel could be heavily guarded, and fortifications set up at strategic points along the North African/Mediterranean coastline, thus creating a secure, dry land route to Egypt.
The attempt to construct the tunnel resulted in the destruction of Atlantis and created a huge fissure that split the Atlantic Ocean in half and heralded the destruction of the world. The survivors of this tragedy, stranded on the West African Coast in present day Morocco, used the technology that was initially employed to construct the tunnel to reverse the disaster and seal the fissure , forming the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. A web of energy was created to bind the planet together and a Union of Tribes was conceived and charged with the task of maintaining and expanding the energy web. Throughout the Millennia, archaic knowledge was handed down from generation to generation, keeping the web in place and the planet safe. As civilizations flourished and society's attitudes changed, the Fissure Union was slowly forced underground. In the mid 16th century Union members were accused of being witched and were hanged. In order to survive and continue their crucial undertaking the Union disappeared from view entirely and built their headquarters in vast underground caverns beneath every major city. As empires spread to new lands and built new cities, so too went the Union, expanding and enhancing the energy web and keeping the planet safe. For 500 years the Union flourished in secret until the unimaginable happened. In the year 2003 in Brisbane, Australia the Union was exposed, and for the first time for centuries it lay open to public scrutiny.
Thus starts a chain of events that brings the world to the brink of disaster. The fuel used to power the technology, the metal orichalcum, is running out, and the only known supply lies in the ruins of Atlantis, buried somewhere beneath the sea. Within the Union itself, a vicious power struggle rages between the descendants of the original kings of Atlantis over who will control its unimaginably vast resources. Now, with the exposure of the Union, the governments of countries containing Union facilities are moving in to claim ownership and the future of the world rests upon the warring shoulders of two men, Julian Troussos and William Baeder. The final outcome of this epic battle will determine the fate of the planet.
The Fissure Union was professionally edited by MBK Editing Services.
This book has been self published on Amazon's Kindle. I am currently looking for a publisher who would be interested in publishing my books. I have written the first draft of the second novel and have started on the final book of this series. I also have a further series planned. If you are an interested publisher, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.