L. J. deVet is an emerging author of paranormal and fantasy fiction novels for children and young adults. His first novel, 'ALTOR: The Shadow Rebellion', is the first novel in a new and exciting series; 'The Chronicles of Ageron'.
Having been exposed to the elaborate imagination of children during his time as a primary school teacher, Louis decided to allow his imagination to wander, and thus 'The Chronicles of Ageron' was born.
When did you first start writing?
For me, writing has pretty much been innate. I couldn't tell you of the first time I began to write, as I've been writing ever since I can remember. I know that sounds cheesy, but it's the truth. When I was younger, I would write very short, one-page stories, or the one-off poem here and there. People would always say 'you have a way with words', but I never quite understood what they meant. The very first time I began writing seriously was during high school. This is when my first novel was 'born', as much of it was derived from bits and pieces of that work.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest (and also first) book was created following a lot of thought and interrupted sleep. It is a recreation of an idea I first had when I was in high school. I've always been a big fan of high fantasy, action-packed children's and young adult books, and thought I would try my hand at it. My thought process was that I could write the book the way I wanted to read it. And that, I did.
Ajay Samuels is far more than just the typical Guardian-Sorcerer. He's an Altor; a group of seven separate, succeeding families of the original seven Guardians elected to oversee and govern Ageron and its people, also the most powerful group of Ageronians.
His monotonous life is thrown upside down following several mystifying events, and life as he knows it is about to change; for the worse.