Deeply rooted in ancient Egyptian mythology, Trinal Academy is a
tale of hidden secrets passed down through the blood of afflicted children. It explores the internal struggle of finding oneself, whilst fighting for love amidst an attack from the oldest of evils.
In the unassuming town of Ely, there are bizarre traditions and things hidden within the shadows shrouded in myth and folklore. Things that no high school freshman should ever be exposed to. But unfortunately for Elek Barington, not long after his enrollment into Trinal Academy, myth becomes reality, and old tales become his lessons for surviving it.
At the start of the semester, Elek meets Lucinda Nadir and Sahara Clarice, two female students that are as ravishingly beautiful as they are mysterious. They are polar opposites of each other, but there is a magnetizing quality they share that Elek is drawn to from the very beginning.
Shortly following, high profile senior and sorority captain, Rachel Fergusson, is viciously murdered. Prompting a widespread investigation and generating Elek’s intrigue in the three illusive peer clubs offered at Trinal Academy. He keeps hearing about them, but the way that they’re talked about, makes them sound like an Elitist Cult, rather than the ordinary precollege associations that they are marketed as. Elek doesn’t fully understand why they are so highly regarded in the city of Ely, or why every single member brandishes a very large ostentatious ring on their middle finger, but he’s about to. Because Sahara is driven beyond reason to join the very sorority that Rachel belonged to.
This sets a chain of events in motion, and before he can even process it, Elek is thrust into a dark underworld brewing beneath the perfect exterior of his high school. A world where an ancient supernatural quarrel rages on behind the scenes, and Trinal Academy is at the very epicenter of it all. As Elek ventures deeper into the rabbit hole, he discovers things about his family and the history of mother earth, so shocking, that it permanently alters the course of his outlook and his future. But Elek isn’t the only one with family secrets, as he discovers that Lucinda and Sahara are much more than meets the eye. And he learns that his destiny is intertwined with theirs in ways that he could never imagine.
Targeted Age Group:: 16+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wrote Trinal Academy: Ancient Blood Ties because I wanted to explore the difficult—and sometimes daunting—challenge of coming of age. Throughout the story, characters learn a great deal about themselves and make crucial decisions that define them as a person amidst young adulthood. It explores concepts of disunity, and encourages the disruption of traditional conventions for the betterment of mankind.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The characters in Trinal Academy are powerful, and they have compelling backgrounds. They are a combination of people and personalities that I have come in contact with throughout my life. They are not perfect, they make mistakes, but there is a moral compass that drives MOST of them! It was very important to me to have strong characters of both genders and from different walks of life.
Despite the ominous feeling in my gut, I continued towards them, my fascination overriding my dread. My heart hammered louder and louder as I came within several feet of their respiring breaths. Suddenly, a wolf-like rumble stabbed the forest. It was a cautionary sound; a warning, that my presence had been detected. Something was feeding. I could smell the putrid irony stench of flesh and blood.
Run like hell… get to the car, and get away from here as fast as you can. My conscience uttered inside of my head.
I darted in the opposite direction instantly, as fast as my frozen legs would allow.
There was no longer a need for tact or restraint at that point. Whatever it was, it saw me — clear as day now, and it wanted to unleash its wrath for disrupting its meal. I tripped and stumbled as I ran, neglecting to glance back at the horrid creatures that quickly advanced. As I moved further away from the SUV, I caught sight of my small sedan, sparkling under the moonlight. Before my mind could process anything further, I felt the heavy animal pounce with incredible accuracy onto my back. I fell instantly under its massive weight, and I could feel its jagged claws move quickly to the back of my neck — the deep hum of its vicious growls — the shrill hissing of its thirsty throat…
This is it… this is how you die — alone… In the darkness of night… a slow and agonizing death —
I made peace with my end gallantly, and I ceased my ineffectual struggle…
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