In the foggy, walled-off city of Tantalum, witches and mages’ embrace of technology has caused magic to go extinct. Because of an ancient prejudice, the mage-controlled government has denounced witches as sinister and forced them to live in an isolated section of the city.

Fifteen year-old Celeste grew up an ordinary mage orphan at the majestic Lady of Light orphanage. Everything is about to change when the government mandates a blood test on all mage children to locate and “purge” unidentified witches. Loyalties are tested, hearts are broken, and deeply kept secrets are exposed.

The story of Tantaum is one I’ve been working on for years, having completed a first novel that I hope to publish someday. Until then, enjoy the original artwork on this website for a taste of my dystopian vision.


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