Rise, Book One: Foreigner by Michael Blaylock
Approx. 122,970 words.
Published on February 15, 2012 by
Black Rose Writing.
When Matt Owen enters college in Chicago, Illinois, he doesn't expect to find a parallel world of magic and machinery... or to be trapped inside it... or to be hounded by twisted, demonic creatures, and their dark master, who has ravaged and wounded the lands. He doesn't expect to hear the voice of a dead man guiding his steps... or to learn how to use magic...