THE BINDING TEMPEST

Book One of The Luminance Saga, a New Epic Sci-fi & Fantasy Series

5/5

“This start of a saga is difficult to put down as the readers follow Ellaria Moonstone as she fights to protect all knowledge!”

– Sara Anderson, Reedsy Discovery

“The Binding Tempest is highly recommended reading for steampunk fantasy and sci-fi fans interested in an epic work evolving on the scale of Lord of the Rings.”

– D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

“Bolstered by vivid, brilliant descriptions, Rudy’s high-intensity storytelling shines, and the assured, intelligent prose allow readers to stay invested. The expert combination of immersive storytelling, strong characters, and well-woven mixture of speculative and steampunk elements makes for an unforgettable experience. A dazzling, powerhouse… Fans of intricately crafted, sophisticated high fantasy won’t want to miss this.” 

– The Prairies Book Review

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The Binding Tempest

A Fallen Empire, A Failed Republic and a Frontier of Magic and Machines. . .

An age of steam, machines and magic has arrived in the wake of a fallen empire that left the world lost and vulnerable. 

Ellaria Moonstone, a hero of the Great War, has spent the last forty years trying to rebuild. But when she is suspiciously requested to attend a meeting at the Ascendancy Tower in Adalon, she finds the fragile Coalition of Nations may be under the control of an unseen agent. Established after the fall of the Sagean Empire, the Coalition was supposed to unite the world, but has been plagued by corruption since its inception.

Now, Ellaria fears that a new Sagean Dark Lord, a luminary with the power to control energy, has finally come to reclaim the vacated throne. With no one left to trust, Ellaria sends for help from old allies, scattered across the chaotic frontier. But the storm on the horizon threatens more than the return of a dark empire. 

For three aging veterans their only hope to defeat rising threat, lies buried with the past. With the world on the edge, they find their destinies are entwined with an artifact called The Tempest Stone. A relic from an unknown ancient civilization that can save the future or doom all of existence.

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The Luminance Saga Continues

BOOK 2 continues where the first left off, with the band of rogues struggling to escape the chaotic frontier. The steampunk opera charges forth in an epic new installment that changes everything! 

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About the author

Steven Rudy

After attending the University of Colorado at Boulder, where I studied architecture, philosophy and writing. I have worked in the field of architecture for 20 years designing houses, commercial buildings and working on historic preservation projects across Colorado. I am passionate about sci-fi, fantasy, the Denver Broncos, architecture, and Bob Dylan. The Binding Tempest is my first novel.

The Wheel of Time meets Indiana Jones. The Luminance Saga is labor of love project. I have followed Brandon Sanderson's writing advice that when all else fails, make it awesome. In that spirit I have put everything into my debut novel that I could imagine.

***On June 18th, I revised and uploaded a reprint of my novel. After becoming aware of some minor errors and typos, I made all the necessary corrections. I apologize to anyone who's experience was hampered by the initial print run. Obviously it is my intent to provide everyone with the best possible reading experience. One of the hardest parts of self-publishing is finding the right team of people to help craft the best possible finished product. It is an ongoing journey for me and one I'm continually learning from.***