In a world comprised of recycled souls, where seasons are reversing, and extinct animals resurface to devastate a people oppressed by the iron-fisted usurper to the crown, long-lost heir Ezrah and Incertus, the closeted son of the usurper must join forces to overthrow a tyrant hellbent on bleeding the life out of their world.

But an ancient force, far darker, has wrapped its talons around StellaVerum, stopping at nothing to seize the once magical world for its own, and the closer Ezrah gets to the throne her supporters swear is rightfully hers, the more she not only feels like a stranger in her own empire, but a stranger in her own body too. Immersed in a spectrum of varying shades of magic, secrets, and deceit, Ezrah must discern illusion from reality to ultimately persevere.

*ANGST-FORGED is currently on submission to traditional publishers. 

After reading ANGST-FORGED, my dear friend and student Sergio Martoni, an extremely talented pianist, composed a breathtaking score for it! Click on the audio link below to listen to his masterpiece. Once you read the book, I’m sure you’ll be able to pick out certain motifs and themes that are reflected in the movements of his score. My personal favorite is at 14:17. It makes me bawl every time. Enjoy!

Original score composed by Sergio Martoni

The cast of ANGST-FORGED (created by my lovely friend and former student Gabriella Balista)


Sol Ezrahfina Claranocte Angeli, true heir and sovereign of StellaVerum


Dein ‘Certie’ Incertus. Son of tyrant, but boasts a beautiful soul. He has a gentle heart that beats loud and true with the answer he seeks. He just needs to muster the courage to follow it.


Hothead. Seeker. Lionheart. 
Meet Asher, an all too gung-ho Vhalor-in-training with a score to settle.

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Sulky yet steadfast, meet Lor Orban, an Olorian Vhalor hellbent on leveling the playing field.