Realm of Dhea Loral

Apprentice Storm Mage

Storm-Mage Chronicles #1


In 2023, “Apprentice Storm Mage” received the BRAG medallion award, as judged by their readers. (Book Readers Appreciation Group). The medallion picture links to the page on their site.

Teaser Text:

Fire and Ashes! The city is burning!

Young mage’s apprentice Thomena is gifted in the elements of wind and water, but she yearns to learn the secrets of fire. When she discovers another mage is the one starting fires around her city of Orlaun, her resolve is tested by tragedy and roaring infernos. She needs to win the trust of the toughest heroes around, the fire-fighting vigiles, but they are hard to impress. Can she save Orlaun before the fires consume all Thomena cares about?

Pick up this coming-of-age adventure which opens up a new chapter in the fantasy realm of Dhea Loral.


Back cover text:

Thirteen-year-old Thomena is proving to be a talented storm-mage, though she doesn’t like the title. Her mastery of wind and water elements allow her to pursue hobbies like foot-tall snowflakes and snowball fights in the oppressive summer heat. Yet, she yearns to study the element of fire at an age younger than guild rules allow.

Her master decides to test her responsibility alongside the tough, vigile fire-fighters of Orlaun. Thomena is tasked to protect these heroes from a safe distance, though they are an intimidating crowd for a young girl to impress.

But no one planned for her to get as close to the fire as events force. No one expected her to be a nearby witness as tragedy strikes. No one thought she would discover evidence that another mage is starting the fires.

Can a coming-of-age girl find the resolve and magical talent to seek justice when facing pressure from every direction to quit?

Book 1 of the Storm-Mage Chronicles opens up a new chapter in the fantasy world of Dhea Loral.

Video Trailer



For purchase…

My Online Store (Bundle deals with my other books, and can contact me to personalize it for whoever!) (Printed and Digital)

Smashwords (Digital, variety of formats)


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Upper Midwest:


Chapter 2 Books , Hudson, WI

Source Comics & Games , Roseville, MN

Twinflower Books , MN

Mythic Emporium , Minot, ND

Dragon Tale Books , Menomonie, WI


Reader Comments:

What made the story so exciting for me was the main character; she is a young woman who is always working to better herself. She’s not about power or fame, but simply internal improvement. This leads to her facing the challenges of the book with a surprisingly humble competence … I look forward to reading more stories of her in future books. —Michael Bernabo, Author of The Renaissance Army series.


The main character is delightful, but leaves open questions still to be answered. I had a hard time stopping reading for the night. A fun read for anyone; no gratuitous sex, unnecessary language, or random scenes having nothing to do with the story. Should be on every fantasy reader’s list! —Richhist (Amazon)


The characters are great and the action runs to the end. I enjoyed the entire book —Fred F, (Amazon)


About the Audiobook Narrator:

Jessica Nahikian, actress on TVs “The Blacklist” offered her voice to the audiobook. She’s great to work with and has several good audiobook projects to her name.



About the Cover Artist:

Noah Elowyn’s work can be found at his Twitter, Instagram, and at The Book Cover Designer website.