Fionn - wielder of a legendary Tempest Blade and blessed, or cursed, by the Gift - thought his days as a warrior were over. He cannot grow old and is full of regrets. But life proves that it has other plans for him, once he agreed to help a friend. Gaby and Alex never expected to become heroes; until they met Fionn. Now he must help them master their uncanny powers - and their own Tempest Blades- and chart a course aboard the flying ship Figaro along with their friends before an ancient evil rises to consume the land. Will Fionn’s past be an anchor or will he learn to forgive himself before time runs out? In a world where magic and science intermingle, anything is possible. Including second chances.
About the Author
Born in the frozen landscape of Toluca, Mexico, Ricardo dreamed of being a writer. But needing a job that could pay the rent while writing, he studied Industrial Design and later obtained a PhD in Sustainable Design, while living in the United Kingdom. There, he did a few things besides burning the midnight oil to get his degree:
-Trained in archery near Nottingham
-Discovered whether Nessie was real or not (but won’t disclose his findings)
-Worked in a comic book store to pay for his board game & toy addiction
He is back now in Toluca, living with his wife and his two dogs where he works as an academic at the local university. He has short stories featured in anthologies by Inklings Press and Rivenstone Press and he was nominated to a Sidewise Award in 2016 for the short story “Twilight of the Mesozoic Moon”, co-written with his arch-nemesis, Brent A. Harris. He has also won a local contest for a fantasy short story during college. But hey! That one doesn’t count, does it?