Roc Isle: Tempest is a heroic fantasy novel based on an epic sword-and-sorcery battle of good versus evil.
Lord Azure commands the Northern Army in a war against the Trade Lords, who are a class of evil conspirators. He expects victory for he is aided by veterans of war and Ankah, a battle strategist and master swordsman. However, his leadership is failing because of his son’s insolence and personal ambition. When Lord Azure learns his son has been manipulated by an unknown Dark Sorcerer he strengthens his resolve to fight. When he encounters the monolithic horned beasts known as Dregs, a tempest of battle and death will sweep across the land.
About the Author
Alex James is a writer based in Leeds, United Kingdom, who likes writing allegories of the human condition using science fiction and fantasy. He feels his personal experience of autism makes him suitable, qualified even, to write these types of stories. As a twist on the real difficulties faced by people with autism there are heroic themes in his writing. Strengths and weaknesses are a big part of having autism: those often-intellectual superpowers people with autism are presumed to have and on the other side the difficulties; there is the knowledge and experience of having lived and learned with autism, and also the ignorance of living on the ‘wrong planet’.
His readers are people who want to read something that will make them think or who are looking for something a little different from the usual science fiction and fantasy fare.