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THEONITE: Planet Adyn - Chapter 1: The Hum
Power means different things to different people. For poets and politicians, words are power. For some, money is power. For most of Earth’s history, weaponry and resources have constituted power. My grandfather always told me—and I believed for many years—that knowledge was power. But the funny thing about power is that no matter what you think it is, or how much you think you have, it’s the people above and all around you who get the final say.
I’m not sure how old I was when I first tried looking in the mirror and telling myself, with a shiver of pride and a warning prickle of something like fear, ‘I am the most powerful person in the world.’ In a way, it was true. My hands and mind could do things no one else’s could, but I was too young then to understand that some power—the kind that really matters—comes from other people. And what good is being faster, or stronger, or smarter than everyone else when it leaves you all alo
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THEONITE: Planet Adyn - Prologue
September 25, 2005
Dunian Space
Daniel Thundyil leaned forward, drumming his heels against the side of a seat that was still just a little too high for him.
“So Dad, you realize when I said I’d be okay with moving again, this wasn’t exactly what I had in mind.”
Robin looked up from the control array to offer his son a thin smile. “I know, and I’m sorry to throw you into this on such short notice, but I had no choice.”
“You say that a lot.” Daniel frowned, then pulled his knees up to his chest to rest his chin on them, his feet still tapping absently on the edge of the seat. He hadn’t stopped fidgeting since they left the space center. The silence bothered him.
“Once you’re finished sulking, I think you’ll find this trip to be quite the adventure,” Robin said brightly.
“Right.” A surprise trip with a dad like Robin was always an adventure. It wasn’t the adventure part that bothered Dani
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For the month of December, I will be donating 100% of my royalties to the Against Malaria Foundation!

For my non-followers who aren’t awareTheonite is a YA series in which a team of super-powered misfits fight crime in an African-dominated parallel universe. The world-building of Theonite is heavily based on West African culture (specifically that of the Mande of Mali, Guinea, Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone and several neighboring countries). From the magic system, to the languages, to the themes of colonialism, my work owes a lot to West African history and culture. This month, I want to give something back, in the form of donations to a charity that helps save lives throughout Africa (including some of the aforementioned countries).

So, to support African-based fantasy as well as real life African people, pick up a digital or paperback copy of aTheonite book now

My goal is to reach $100 dollars in donations for the Against Malaria Foundation (AMF), a charity that works to distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets in areas affected by malaria. Since 2011, it has been recommended as a top charity by GiveWell, a non-profit organization dedicated to researching the most cost-effective interventions to save lives in the developing world. Reasons GiveWell cites to support AMF include that it is:

  • Effective (nets placed in homes significantly lower the risk of malaria),
  • Cost-effective (nets are low in cost relative to their impact),
  • Transparent (all their financial information is available on their website)
  • UNDERFUNDED

For more information, see Givewell’s write-up on AMF or visit the AMF website.  

For reasons having to do with Amazon content rules and printing costs, my royalties aren’t super consistent between all my books. So, here’s the breakdown of how much will be donated for each purchase:

Book I: Planet Adyn ebook ($0.99) = $0.35 donation
Book II: Orbit ebook ($2.99) = $2.00 donation
Book I: Planet Adyn paperback ($11.20) = $2.30 donation
Book II: Orbit paperback ($18.75) = $3.76 donation

So, if you have any interest in superhero YA, or know someone who might like these books as a holiday gift, now is the time to get them! If Theonite doesn’t seem like your thing, I strongly encourage you to make a direct donation through AMF’s website 

Thank you and happy December!

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This is the official Deviantart account for my young adult book series THEONITE by M. L. Wang. Here you will find Theonite excerpts, cover art, concept sketches, book photos, and more.

"Discovering my powers wasn’t what changed my life.
For thirteen years my powers were my life.
What changed it was the realization that I was not alone."


Joan Messi has spent thirteen lonely years hiding her supernatural abilities from her parents, her classmates, and everyone in her white bread suburban community. However, her little world of secrets is shattered when a pair of strangers arrive from a parallel dimension on the hunt for a nameless criminal. Now, after a lifetime of wondering where her powers came from, Joan might have found the beginnings of an answer.

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Cover Art Test 2
Just playing with cover art concepts for paperbacks of The Sword of Kaigen


Summary:

High in the mists of a coastal mountainside, live the most powerful fighters in the world, warriors capable of raising the sea and wielding blades of ice. For hundreds of years, the fighters of the Kusanagi Peninsula have held the Empire’s enemies at bay, earning their snowy spit of land the name ‘The Sword of Kaigen.' 

It has been nearly a century since the swordsmen of Kusanagi beat back Ranga’s wind-wielding armies at the end of the Great War. Since then, the region has fallen on hard times, with most of the fighters and sword-smiths trickling off to the cities in search of better work. Only a handful of practicing swordsmen now remain in Kusanagi’s great families: Lightning Dai of the Yukino clan, the Matsuda brothers, Takashi and Takeru, Masters of the Whispering Blade, and Takeru’s son, Mamoru, who is only fourteen. And, despite the stream of comforting propaganda issuing from the Empire’s capital, it seems that Kaigen’s enemies across the ocean are growing in strength and numbers.

For young Mamoru and the few others with the gall to doubt their Empire, the questions creep closer: What is their government hiding from them? What monsters have begun stirring in the west while the Empire has turned a blind eye? When the winds of war return, will the men of Kusanagi be enough to hold them back? And if they are Kaigen’s sword, whose fingers hold the handle?


Subscribe to the Theonite Newsletter to get new chapters before anyone else 


AUTHOR’S NOTE:
The Sword of Kaigen is a cross-section of Dunian history, taking place years before the events of the Theonite Series, in the Dunian year 5369 (Earth year 1992). It is a standalone story, meaning readers will be able to enjoy it whether or not they are familiar with the other Theonite books. 


Website | Paperback | Kindle | Reviews | Tumblr | Facebook | Pinterest ] 

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Book Cover Test 1
Just playing with cover art concepts for paperbacks of The Sword of Kaigen


Summary:

High in the mists of a coastal mountainside, live the most powerful fighters in the world, warriors capable of raising the sea and wielding blades of ice. For hundreds of years, the fighters of the Kusanagi Peninsula have held the Empire’s enemies at bay, earning their snowy spit of land the name ‘The Sword of Kaigen.' 

It has been nearly a century since the swordsmen of Kusanagi beat back Ranga’s wind-wielding armies at the end of the Great War. Since then, the region has fallen on hard times, with most of the fighters and sword-smiths trickling off to the cities in search of better work. Only a handful of practicing swordsmen now remain in Kusanagi’s great families: Lightning Dai of the Yukino clan, the Matsuda brothers, Takashi and Takeru, Masters of the Whispering Blade, and Takeru’s son, Mamoru, who is only fourteen. And, despite the stream of comforting propaganda issuing from the Empire’s capital, it seems that Kaigen’s enemies across the ocean are growing in strength and numbers.

For young Mamoru and the few others with the gall to doubt their Empire, the questions creep closer: What is their government hiding from them? What monsters have begun stirring in the west while the Empire has turned a blind eye? When the winds of war return, will the men of Kusanagi be enough to hold them back? And if they are Kaigen’s sword, whose fingers hold the handle?


Subscribe to the Theonite Newsletter to get new chapters before anyone else 


AUTHOR’S NOTE:
The Sword of Kaigen is a cross-section of Dunian history, taking place years before the events of the Theonite Series, in the Dunian year 5369 (Earth year 1992). It is a standalone story, meaning readers will be able to enjoy it whether or not they are familiar with the other Theonite books. 


Website | Paperback | Kindle | Reviews | Tumblr | Facebook | Pinterest ] 

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Matsuda Mamoru - The Sword of Kaigen

A sketch of Matsuda Mamoru, from my online novella, The Sword of Kaigen. He looks a little more evil than I planned... I guess that's just a side effect of enjoying fighting a bit too much.

Sword of Kaigen Summary:

High in the mists of a coastal mountainside, live the most powerful fighters in the world, warriors capable of raising the sea and wielding blades of ice. For hundreds of years, the fighters of the Kusanagi Peninsula have held the Empire’s enemies at bay, earning their snowy spit of land the name ‘The Sword of Kaigen.' 

It has been nearly a century since the swordsmen of Kusanagi beat back Ranga’s wind-wielding armies at the end of the Great War. Since then, the region has fallen on hard times, with most of the fighters and sword-smiths trickling off to the cities in search of better work. Only a handful of practicing swordsmen now remain in Kusanagi’s great families: Lightning Dai of the Yukino clan, the Matsuda brothers, Takashi and Takeru, Masters of the Whispering Blade, and Takeru’s son, Mamoru, who is only fourteen. And, despite the stream of comforting propaganda issuing from the Empire’s capital, it seems that Kaigen’s enemies across the ocean are growing in strength and numbers.

For young Mamoru and the few others with the gall to doubt their Empire, the questions creep closer: What is their government hiding from them? What monsters have begun stirring in the west while the Empire has turned a blind eye? When the winds of war return, will the men of Kusanagi be enough to hold them back? And if they are Kaigen’s sword, whose fingers hold the handle?


Subscribe to the Theonite Newsletter to get new chapters before anyone else 


AUTHOR’S NOTE:
The Sword of Kaigen is a cross-section of Dunian history, taking place years before the events of the Theonite Series, in the Dunian year 5369 (Earth year 1992). It is a standalone story, meaning readers will be able to enjoy it whether or not they are familiar with the other Theonite books. 


Website | Paperback | Kindle | Reviews | Tumblr | Facebook | Pinterest ] 

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For the month of December, I will be donating 100% of my royalties to the Against Malaria Foundation!

For my non-followers who aren’t awareTheonite is a YA series in which a team of super-powered misfits fight crime in an African-dominated parallel universe. The world-building of Theonite is heavily based on West African culture (specifically that of the Mande of Mali, Guinea, Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone and several neighboring countries). From the magic system, to the languages, to the themes of colonialism, my work owes a lot to West African history and culture. This month, I want to give something back, in the form of donations to a charity that helps save lives throughout Africa (including some of the aforementioned countries).

So, to support African-based fantasy as well as real life African people, pick up a digital or paperback copy of aTheonite book now

My goal is to reach $100 dollars in donations for the Against Malaria Foundation (AMF), a charity that works to distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets in areas affected by malaria. Since 2011, it has been recommended as a top charity by GiveWell, a non-profit organization dedicated to researching the most cost-effective interventions to save lives in the developing world. Reasons GiveWell cites to support AMF include that it is:

  • Effective (nets placed in homes significantly lower the risk of malaria),
  • Cost-effective (nets are low in cost relative to their impact),
  • Transparent (all their financial information is available on their website)
  • UNDERFUNDED

For more information, see Givewell’s write-up on AMF or visit the AMF website.  

For reasons having to do with Amazon content rules and printing costs, my royalties aren’t super consistent between all my books. So, here’s the breakdown of how much will be donated for each purchase:

Book I: Planet Adyn ebook ($0.99) = $0.35 donation
Book II: Orbit ebook ($2.99) = $2.00 donation
Book I: Planet Adyn paperback ($11.20) = $2.30 donation
Book II: Orbit paperback ($18.75) = $3.76 donation

So, if you have any interest in superhero YA, or know someone who might like these books as a holiday gift, now is the time to get them! If Theonite doesn’t seem like your thing, I strongly encourage you to make a direct donation through AMF’s website 

Thank you and happy December!

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I really like the art!
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Thank you! If you enjoy my Theonite art, you can read the first book for free on my website, mlwangbooks.com or subscribe to my newsletter for free art and fiction every month. Hope you have a lovely day!
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