Crystalpunk Reveal



“From the beautifully descriptive writing to the decisive way of expressing emotions… a brilliant read.”
– Jeyran Main

“An interesting book with plenty of action and intrigue.”
– Emille Wolstenholme

“Worth the visit. I would recommend this to a wide variety of readers.”
J.D. DeHart

The blessing of the crystal has provided peace and prosperity to the eight elemental nations of Balance for millennia. From the floating isles of Burez, to the twilight forests of Roshadih, or the shining capital of Centra Vidas, the abundant and ever-restoring crystal has gifted the people all of life’s necessities and wonders.  Arcanists of age-old practices have such comprehensive knowledge that all secrets of this mystical world seem unearthed, until now…

Zeph is a mystery to everyone, even to himself. He searches for the familiar, only recognized as memories in the depths of his dreams. When Zeph is offered the chance to venture the whole of Balance, he leaps at the chance to uncover his past, unknowing the truth he is searching for could be more dangerous than he ever imagined.

When unprecedented etheric phenomenon begin to appear all across Balance, Lightsworn scholar Athelia is assigned to investigate their behaviour and true origin. Avalanches, earthquakes, tornados, and firestorms will stand in the way of Athelia and the answers she’s looking for. If she succeeds, she will uncover a secret that will shake Balance to its very foundation.


The Truth of Light and Shadow
Book One of the Crystalpunk Series

Here’s a link to a sample of the novel for your reading pleasure:

The Truth of Light and Shadow Sample



In the Absence of Kings Launch


A kingdom crumbles without its ruler. The people fall to misery and desperation in the shadow of an empty throne. A father does what he must to save his son and his homeland in the absence of kings.

Enter Garreth, ranger and former royal bodyguard, who embarks from his woodland home after defending it from the encroaching loggers of the Blackwoods Company. “The King is dead!” they had screamed at Garreth and drove the man to the capital of Amatharsus to resolve the most troubling statement in Malquia’s recent history. Together with his son, Novas, and daughter of a murdered blacksmith, Kayten, Garreth is hounded by bandits, cutthroats, and highwaymen, unleashed upon the countryside by the abolition of the Crown Aegis, defenders of the King, his land, and his people.

Garreth unites with the remnants of the Crown Aegis to overcome the military, political, and economic oppression that the Blackwoods Company has imposed on Amatharsus and incites rebellion before the free people of Malquia succumb to crippling recession and the environmental destruction of their verdant nation. But can one man find the strength to challenge overwhelming odds when all hope is lost?

The launch of In the Absence of Kings is underway. If you’re interested in taking a sneak peek, please click on the title names in the shortcut bar above to preview any of the three novels. Follow the links below if you are interested in purchasing or more information. Thanks for stopping by!

Sovereign’s Wake – Amazon
The Spirit of Malquia – Amazon
Horizon – Amazon
Sovereign’s Wake – Goodreads
The Spirit of Malquia – Goodreads
Horizon – Goodreads
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Greetings Visitors,

Welcome to the WordPress page of writer Lee LaCroix. I look forward to having lots of news for you as I move towards my authorial debut with the three-book series In the Absence of Kings in late 2015. While I may use Facebook or Twitter for more personal communiques, expect the most information between this writer and his audience to stem from this page.

If you’d like to sample some of my written works, please head on over to the Blogger site that contains my writer’s portfolio, located at . You can read the entire first act of Sovereign’s Wake, Book One of In the Absence of Kings there, as well as any of my past works, and if you’re lucky, I’ll have polished previews of works in progress.

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