About the Book
This book is complete, but still in draft form. I'm reviewing it and accepting feedback until 15-March, at which time I'll produce the final version and move it to Amazon. --Don
Taryn wasn't expecting his younger brother's Test Day to be an ordinary day, but he had no idea it would turn out as it did. Rather than beginning a humble apprenticeship to a master instrument maker, Taryn found himself thrust into the strange and mysterious world of the Tower of Alabaster, suddenly charged with the city's welfare and protection. The Tower is astonishing, and its Servants are capable of controlling the weather, moving the earth itself, and other wondrous tasks. He finds himself at the center of a complex inter-city political balance, with Alabaster delicately positioned on the scales of an all-out regional war. As Taryn tries to find his new place in life, he discovers intrigue, centuries-old mysteries and misunderstandings, and the inner strength that he will need in order to save the city and all who live within.
About the Author
Don Jones has been in the IT industry since the mid 1990s, and has been a recipient of Microsoft's "Most Valuable Professional" Award since 2003. He's a co-founder of PowerShell.org and The DevOps Collective, and a Curriculum Director for online video training company Pluralsight. Don authored some of the first books ever published for Windows PowerShell, and is the co-author of Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, the bestselling entry-level book for PowerShell. Don's a sought-after speaker at technology conferences like Microsoft Ignite, TechMentor, and many more. In 2014, Don started writing fiction in the sci-fi and fantasy genres, and had produced several notable novels, including The Never: A Tale of Peter and the Fae, The Achillios Chronicles trilogy (Alabaster, Onyx, and Verdant), and Daniel Scratch: A Story of Witchkind. You can find him on Twitter @concentratedDon, or on his website, DonJones.com.