Have you been writing for a long time?
I began world building and writing this series in 1993, but I have been very disciplined about writing more over the past 4 years.
What inspired you to start a writing career?
My brother-in-law and I both loved to read fantasy and we would talk about our favorite books. One day he told me he was going to write a book and I said, “That’s a great idea…I want to write one too.” That was in 1993.
Is this book a stand alone or part of a series?
This is book 2 of the Lemurian Chronicles. Book 1 was released last year and is called Children of the Blessing. It is currently available free as a digital book from most online book sellers.
Why did you choose this genre?
I read Lord of the Rings when I was 14 years old and it fired my imagination. I then read the Shanarah series and the Blegariad and was hooked. I occasionally read other genre’s, but I am a fantasy nerd at heart.
Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
Yes, take the time to do the “pre-writing” work and do it well. Often I think people get an idea for a story and have a general outline and then they begin writing. Doing it that way can lead to writers block. If you first take the time to write an in depth character profile for each character, and you take time to really build the world (back-story’s, political details, cultural details, etc…) then you will find that the story almost “write’s itself”.
About the Book
Title: Chaos Rising
Author: Perry Morris
The Lemurian Chronicles by Perry Morris is an epic fantasy that began in 2015 with the publication of Children of the Blessing. Readers all over the world have been enthralled with the gripping tale of Renn and Avaris—two boys who were marked by the gods to become powerful magic users. Chaos Rising, the eagerly anticipated second book of the Lemurian Chronicles, continues the exciting epic story.
Avaris travels into the heart of the Cragg Caves—the home of horrifying beasts, warlocks and demons—to rescue his sister and best friend from slave labor in the mines deep underground. But getting out of the caves alive is only the beginning of his troubles as he is hunted by an army of evil magic users and blood thirsty beasts who have been given the assignment to kill him before he learns to fully use his powers.
Renn (Demaris) is studying at the castle on Elder Island under the watchful eye and protection of the lore masters. But a traitor is in their midst who is being blackmailed by Shamael Daro, the new Grand Warlock, to carry out a single task—eliminate Renn.
Shamael’s power has increased significantly since taking on the mantle of Grand Warlock and he discovers the dark secret of how the most powerful Grand Warlock of all time, Nefarian Drakkas, nearly took total control of Lemuria more than two thousand years ago. He uses this secret to create a group of soulless, magic using spies and killers to do his bidding. His plan is simple; create chaos across the land so the dark forces of the Aven lore can destroy those who follow the gods of light once and for all.
Perry was born and raised in the greater Salt Lake City, Utah area. He is very happily married and has seven wonderful children and one grand-daughter. Perry works for a large, publically traded, international company in Provo, Utah, where he manages supplier management, procurement and packaging engineering functions. His first exposure to the great world of fantasy literature was, of course, J.R.R Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, when he was fourteen. After that, he read the books of Patricia McKillap, Terry Brooks, David Eddings, Stephen R. Donaldson, etc…Currently his favorite author is Brandon Sanderson. He loves the unique and interesting magic systems Brandon creates, the memorable characters and interesting stories.
Perry is an author every day for an hour during lunch. He actually began writing the Lemurian Chronicles in 1993, and after more than two decades of rewrites, editing, re-editing, etc… finally decided to “take the plunge” and publish his epic fantasy. Don’t worry; each additional installment will be released no more than eighteen months to two years apart.
Thanks for you interest in Perry and his works.
Author website: www.perrymorris.net
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