Third novel I wrote when I was studying Alchemy, Holistic and Traditional medicine mixed with Sumerian mythology. It is transcendental in nature–spiritual path in a world where it no longer has its place. The critics didn’t particularly like it…they found it…claustrophobic! It did make sense since it was supposed to be about the psychological struggle that one has to go through when evolving in an alien world. It did well nonetheless 🙂
You can read it for free by downloading the following pdf file: Cleansing_by_Fire
Marc Lacroix—Angibil, the name given to him by Elu—was twenty-five years old and was about to graduate from a prestigious university of Paris and become the youngest Adept Minor of the Order! He had become an expert in many disciplines, mastering not only traditional areas of study but also the most complex of arcane arts.
Angibil hastily went to the consecration chamber in the campus undergrounds. There, in an incredible show of character, he summoned forth a legendary mystical blade to the surprise of the council. He was quickly greeted to the rank of Adept Minor and rewarded by being cast away from all the institutions controlled by Elu! Rumors about Angibil being the long awaited heir to Immaru—the founder—spread among the elders.
Angibil courageously readied himself and left to accomplish his new trials, dreaming of the day he would return to Elu to claim the title of Adept Major.
Guided by an enigmatic symbiotic blade, Angibil traveled the world and the social structures, determined to unearth his enemy. The most elusive and lethal lower demon of ancient Sumer, hiding amongst the unaware and secretly enslaving their souls.
“A boisterous but oddly claustrophobic sword-and-sorcery epic.”