The Elementalist: Rise of Hara
Elemental Spies, Book 1
by T. M. White
Pub Date 19 Nov 2019
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This listing is for an advance review copy of the novel. (Blurb updated on 11/9/19.)
A disgraced pilot saved by elemental magic. A jaded spy haunted by his past. Occult forces threatening to ruin them both.
All Voi wants is to fly her plane and live a decent life, but something stands in her way: emelesia, a rare condition likely to land her in a mental asylum. Forever. Then comes Mr. Callahan, the mysterious agent who convinces Voi to spy for a cure. The catch? She has untapped elemental powers, and the enemy is psychic.
Desperate for a remedy, the aviatrix trains for a dangerous mission, wary of the person she's being molded into. The threat of coercion hovers constantly: become an elemental agent, or face the asylum. Meanwhile, Voi struggles with unusual side effects—from overwhelming urges to unintentional manifestations of her powers, due to unchecked emotions.
Between learning how to control her abilities, Mr. Callahan's growing reluctance towards her potential, and dealing with psychic revolutionaries... becoming an elementalist seems less and less appealing. Can Voi and her handler learn to trust one another, or will the machinations of paranormal politics lead to their undoing?
Blending occult science and magic with the political intrigue of a spy drama, this dark journey of trust and self-discovery is ideal for fans of epic, dark, and unconventional fantasy.
The Elementalist: Rise of Hara is T. M. White's debut novel and the first in the Elemental Spies series.
Courtesy Content Notice: this novel includes (but is not limited to) fantasy action and violence; adult language; sexual scenarios (most mild, though there is one explicit scene near the end); an exploration of mental illness in a fantasy setting; and mentions of suicide.