A dream. I had been immersed in a dream that was so real, I thought I might have lived it in another life. It centered around a royal baby, and her journey out of this world and into our own. I awoke one spring night in 2009 and began writing furiously onto a yellow notepad for 4 hours. By the time I was done, it was 6am and I had written 40 pages about this dream. It was as if I was possessed with an idea. From there, I wrote for 3 months straight. I didn’t realize I was even writing a book until I was 100 pages into the story. I had no idea what I was doing, but I knew I had to keep going. The entire story begins sixteen years after this baby left the world of Sonora, and came to Earth.
The rest of the novel was created as I went through her quest to find the truth. I derived a lot of the characters and framework for the adventures from my own experiences and those of my favorite stories. You’ll find a lot of inspiration from ancient mythologies in my novel, as well as aspects of my favorite books and movies. This will be a five-part series. I have a basic framework and outline for the whole story, but most of my creativity happens as I work through each book.
About Sonora and the Eye of the Titans
Sonora and the Eye of the Titans
by T.S. Hall
Publication Date: January 14th 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
The King is dead, and the capital city of Titanis has fallen. The world of Sonora is at war, and the only hope against the onslaught of the Titan army lies with the last royal decedent of Zeus, who is being covertly sheltered on Earth in the secluded mountain town of Sandy, Oregon.
Allora is a shy, intelligent sixteen-year-old, trying to get through the gauntlet of high school while coming to terms with her otherworldly origins. After getting into a fight at soccer tryouts, Allora’s emotions boil over, and her hands suddenly burst into flames. She has harnessed the power of hadrons at the highest level, but at extreme cost. The magical outburst projects an energy signature that is detected by a group of assassins tasked with killing Sonoran rebels.
To survive, Allora, Katie, Dax, and Tanner must find a powerful ancient artifact known as the Eye of the Titans. With the help of a guardian known as Sasquatch, they will have to fight off creatures, solve complex riddles, and navigate magical caverns, all while enduring advanced calculus, jealous girlfriends, and prom.
About the Author
I’m a writer, skier, and wanderer. I grew up in Portland, Oregon, but currently live in the beautiful mountain resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho. I love history, mythology, and the fantastical interpretations that have been incorporated in my debut young adult urban fantasy series called Sonora.