Book & Author Details:
Enaya: Solace of Time by Justin C. Trout
Publication date: December 14th 2015
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Young Adult
Nile Whitman thought he had withstood the test of Time, but when he discovers an ancient artifact known as Enaya, his life will change forever.
Enaya, a powerful and magical stone, alters time by bringing a futuristic city into Nile’s time period. The leader of this city, Norcross Kenneth, falls in love with Nile’s world and the magic within it, and he will stop at nothing until both their worlds are united. After Nile’s kingdom is destroyed by this new unknown force, he sets out on an adventure to send the future back into their dimension.
It’s not just this new threat that opposes Nile; the Lucian Empire has risen, and the Snake Queen wants Nile all to herself. When Nile forms a resistance with an unlikely band of heroes, he is forced to come to terms with his past and with the decisions that will affect his future.
Nile will have to embrace who he is if he is going to protect the people he loves, and in doing so, he will have to depend on Enaya, the element of time.
There had never been a song as beautiful and saddening as the song the moon played that night. The stars sparkled beyond the universe, grieving with Nile Whitman. He lay on the roof of his little cabin and watched the atmosphere around him, tuning to the beat of his heartstrings as he inhaled what might have been one of the most painful breaths he had ever taken.
The August air was cool and crisp, warning Nile that winter was on the horizon. It could have been any time now, but the days were still long and warm. He placed his hands behind his head and watched as the most beautiful sky mourned with him, then he snapped his head toward the window. A figure, squared in size, stumbled through the opening.
“I knew I’d find you here,” Leo said, crawling over to Nile. He lay next to him.
“What did you think?” Nile continued to gaze up at the sky.
“It was beautiful,” Leo replied, placing his hands behind his head. “You should have stayed.”
“I couldn’t,” Nile mumbled.
Nile took a deep breath. The moon glowed warmly, soothing him. This was Nile’s favorite time to heal, when he could lay under the radiance of the moon. The forever-black sky sparkled with white dreams of the galaxy.
“I watched her during the ceremony,” Nile said. “She was beautiful.”
“Of course the princess of Woodlands would be beautiful.”
“She’s been beautiful since I first laid eyes on her.”
“At the very young age of three,” Leo joked.
Nile smiled at him. He knew he was right. Ever since they were little, Nile was in love with her. As time passed and they grew, he would sneak up into her tower to be with her. Her father—King Aidan—never knew this, but since Nile’s father was the king’s most trusted servant, he probably wouldn’t have mind. This gave Nile the freedom to enter the castle at will, and Dywnwen adored Nile and his childhood friend Leo.
They often spent nights wondering if they would ever leave this small kingdom in the woods. Nile remembered a particular conversation the three of them had when he was thirteen. He and Leo had begun the trade of knighthood, which was taught to them by Nile’s father, Alexander Whitman. They had confessed to Dywnwen of their servitude and had wondered if they would ever leave the kingdom. Nile had heard the stories from his father about meeting the wizards and the elves, the dwarves and the fairies, and wondered if it was all true. He remembered spending time with Dywnwen and Leo in the library, reading about all the wars that took place, all the prophecies, all the drawings of the old world, the new world, and the forgotten world.
Justin C. Trout was born in Richlands, V.A. Justin spent a majority of his childhood writing stories. When he was in kindergarten, he shared his first “dinosaur” story with his classmates.
With a passion to draw and share his stories, Justin began writing novels when he was only 12 years old. It was at this age that the Enaya series was born. He wrote a majority of the first drafts while he attended Lebanon High School.
As he got older, Justin worked several odd jobs such as fast food, cashier, work study and retail. Justin decided to go back to college to obtain his degree where he could work in the mental health profession. It was in college when he decided to pursue publishing.
Obtaining a master’s in education with specialization in counseling from Lindsey Wilson College, Justin is a children’s therapeutic day treatment counselor and an avid writer. He has also appeared in a number of short films and recently wrote and directed his first indie film, Fade Out. Enaya: Solace of Time is book 1 in an 8 part series.