Emissary by E.B. Brooks

  Emissary by E.B. Brooks


by E.B. Brooks 


GENRE: Science Fiction 



Emissary by E.B. Brooks
Two Worlds. One Future. 

O’Meara is no stranger to death: in recent months, he’s found his way to limbo
at least once per week, much to his parents’ concern. It’s a necessary price
for getting experience to become the greatest adventurer his homeland of
Veridor has ever known, but the overbearing Veridian Church has him pinned
down, soaking him for the penance gold to unlock his stats each time he
respawns. And because the Church’s ancient war put an end to both the godlike
Gems and the epic quests they once bestowed, Ewan has no better alternative.

is until he encounters a young woman fleeing arrest from the Church’s
soldiers. At first glance, Treanna Rothchild needs it: she’s clueless about
Veridian life. But she has other skills that defy Ewan’s understanding, and she
knows things. Unsettling, seditious things the Church wants to be kept secret at any

And she’s in Veridor to raise an army, to fight an enemy only she can see. 

Risking both life and soul, Ewan follows Treanna where no Veridian has ever been and
there is no respawning. But for him to have a chance at making a real
difference in the strange, harsh world she reveals to him, he must first come
to terms with it. Especially as he and Treanna discover how much it has in
common with Veridor—and how much they depend on each other to survive.

 New-adult science fiction, wrapped in gaming and fantasy around a hope punk core, Emissary
is an immersive, thought-provoking adventure with a little teen romance and a
lot of heart.



Ewan didn’t know why he did it. He had plenty of reasons. He
was angry about getting censured, annoyed with Paul’s warning to keep his head
down, and embarrassed by how quickly he’d ignored it. No one took him seriously
as an adventurer, much less understood when he asked the big questions.

But, more than anything, looking into those eyes, he simply
knew this girl was in trouble, and that he wanted to help her.

 She flew past as time resumed its normal flow; Ewan shouted
and leapt in front of the Swords to draw their aggro. He called up his menu,
winced when he remembered he’d given Kate his armour, then equipped his blades

An ominous tone sounded in his mind, and a warning flashed
across his vision that he now had a bounty, along with a reminder that only
Swords were permitted to equip weapons in the cathedral. As if to prove the
point, the soldiers slowed as they saw the blades flash into being on his back,
but with grim smiles, they equipped their own and changed targets.

Ewan spared a quick glance behind him to see the girl vanish
down the steps, then turned to face his opponents.

 The crowd was whispering excitedly now, but he focused on
the Swords, quickly calling on his own basic aura-reading skills to scan them.
They were stronger than him, and bigger too, but neither had bothered to
bolster their defence beyond their armour, clearly seeing him as an easy mark.

 Time to see what agility’s all about, he thought with a nervous chuckle.  


AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

Emissary by E.B. Brooks
E.B. Brooks
lives in the southeastern USA, where he splits his time between writing,
research, and homesteading. He enjoys building fictional worlds, real houses,
and landscape models, but he’s most at home with his wife and children, and
their many, many pets.





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  1. Yes, thank you for hosting me today!

  2. To everyone: what would you do if you lived in a world where you could explore the wilderness, fight monsters, and respawn every time you die?

  3. How do you select the names of your book characters?

    1. It depends. Some of them get nods from other media (like Ewan's mom, Tricia, as I noted in the guest post on Momma Says), and others might come from a random generator, but for the mains, there's usually at least some significance/meaning. For example, Ewan O'Meara, the protagonist, has a first name meaning Yew (which magically represents life, death, and rebirth, both IRL and in Veridor); his last name means Of Merriment/Joy. So Ewan's name reflects his qualities of resilience despite many deaths, along with preserving the joy of living.

  4. This sounds like a good book and I really like the cover.

    1. Thank you! I was thrilled to get my cover artist for the rest of the series to double back and update the first book.