J D Macon
J D Macon

James D. Macon

In this eagerly awaited sequel to "Practitioner of the Arts," Zeal, a young Phosfire, and his Shadow Cat, Kit, seek out the cause of Mother Essmee’s distress, only to discover that Master Feneas is dying. Zeal is stricken at the thought of losing his esteemed Mentor in the Arts. And what happens when the bond between Mother Essmee, Feneas’s Shadow Cat, and her bond mate, Feneas, is shattered? Are Zeal and Kit destined to share Feneas’s and Essmee’s fate? Zeal’s close friends and fellow apprentices, Tulip and Tallen, offer to help save Master Feneas and Mother Essmee. The four young adventurers set off to find the mythical Tree of Life, a journey fraught with dangers, obstacles, and threats.To complicate matters, before they leave, Zeal is seized by a compulsion to open a hidden door he discovered in the Repository Archive, a highly restricted area. Ignoring the wisdom offered by his mentors, Zeal takes rash actions that set him on a perilous path and jeopardize his quest to aid Feneas.

 

 

In this exciting sequel to "Purveyors and Acquirers," if apprentice Zeal has any hope of learning how to control his explosive Phosfire talent, he must travel to the city of Havensharth and face the difficult challenge of becoming a Practitioner of the Arts. As he leaves behind those he loves, including Iris, the Temple of the Ladies of Life, and the Trade, who have all sheltered and protected him since he was an infant, he is joined by his best friend, Tulip, who decides to accompany him and study the Warrior’s Arts, herself.

Furthermore, Kit the Shadow Cat claims Zeal as her own and surprises him with her decision to travel along. Zeal soon learns the risks associated with his bond to this beloved, intelligent, yet fierce creature.

Zeal and Tulip are taken into the care of strangers: Master Ice, Zeal’s Mentor as a Practitioner, and Lady Mirada, a retired mercenary. While the young apprentices expand their skills and make new friends, their newfound abilities may not be enough to enable them to survive the dangers that await them.

 

In the port city of Arlanda, Zeal, an orphan with a mysterious benefactor, is an Apprentice in the shadowy organization known as the Trade. Through his training, mentorship, and natural skill, he rapidly becomes adept at procuring possessions and secrets that belong to others.

When one of his fellow apprentices is kidnapped by a group preying on Arlanda’s children, Zeal’s Mentors discover to their surprise that the kidnappers are using the conjuring arts to carry out their nefarious plot. Although the Apprentices are instructed to stay out of the matter and not endanger themselves further, Zeal and his fellow novices cannot stand aside. How can they, when their specific, intensive training can be used to help their friend?

Against their Mentors’ wishes, and in accordance with their lessons, they plan and act in secret. As they fight the threat to their Trade family, Zeal and his cohort meet adventure at every turn, while Zeal discovers he has unusual powers of his own, including the ability to talk to the dead.

James D Macon is an author located in Washington State. James work, "Purveyors & Acquires", is the first in the series, "The Phosfire Journeys". The second volume in the series is, "Practitioner of the Arts". The third volume is, "Opener of Doors".

THANK YOU!

I wish to thank all who are reading "Purveyors and Acquires", "Practitioner of the Arts" and "Opener of Doors". I hope you enjoy the storys and the characters. Personel reviews and comments have all been positive. Pass the word on for me.

 

J. D. Macon

 

2/1/19

Hello there,

I was revisiting a posting that I wanted to reshare. It is a scene with Qwen being interviewed by Interested Party featured on author Angela Korra'ti's "Boosting the Signal" web site. I think you will find it entertaining. Click on the link below and enjoy.

 

James

 

http://www.angelahighland.com/2017/06/16/boosting-the-signal-purveyors-and-acquirers-by-james-d-macon/

 

 

 

12/15/18

Looking forward to the Good Luc Winter Market tomorrow. If you are in the area stop by and say hello.

 

12/3/18

Had a great time at The Neverending Bookshop. Thanks Annie and everyone who stopped by.

 

11/18/18

Have another event I will be participating in on 12/16/18 at the Good Luc Winter Market. It will be at the Lake Union Cafe. Below is a link to the event site.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1853687714717137/

 

Good Luc Winter Market

3119 Eastlake Ave E

Seattle, WA 98102

 

11/16/18

Wanted to inform you that I will have a book signing and release for "Opener of Doors" on 12/1/18 at The Neverending Bookshop from 11am to 1pm. Below is the link to the event site. Please drop by and say hello.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/177749419741606/

 

The Neverending Bookshop.

7530 Olympic View Drive

Unit 105 Edmonds, WA 98026.

The phone number Is (425) 415-1945.

 

 

 

You can find "Purveyors and Acquires" at a location near you!

 

"Purveyors and Acquires" and "Practitioner of the Arts" are available at Third Place Books for those who live in the area.

Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA, 98155

 

Signed copies of "Purveyors and Acquires", "Practitioner of the Arts", and "Opener of Doors" can be obtained at The Neverending Bookshop.

7530 Olympic View Drive

Unit 105 Edmonds, WA 98026.

The phone number Is (425) 415-1945.

 

 

 

 

 

2/14/19

Happy Valentines Day to all my readers. Thank you for making my stores your own.

 

James

 

 

 

 

 

Qwen's Recipies:

 

Qwen's Bread Pudding

1 Dozen Eggs (plus the yolks of 3 others, separate the yolks and reserve

            for the sauce)

1 Quart Milk

1 Cup Sugar

1 ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon

½ Teaspoon Nutmeg

1 ½ Cup Raisins

1 ½ Cup Pecans

2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 Teaspoon Salt

½ Stick of Butter (cut in pieces and add do not melt)

French Bread (enough to soak up custard, let harden a few days before use.

Cover and bake @ 375 for 50 minutes, then uncovered for 10-15 min more allowing the top to acquire a golden brown.

SAUCE: 

3 Egg yolks (from above)

1 Pound of Powdered Sugar

1 Pound of Butter

Alcohol of Choice Rum, Spiced Rum, Bourbon, etc. (Hard to find a concentrated form of Spiced Mead in our Terrene.)

Beat to Peaks

News

I am excited to announce that "Opener of Doors" has been published on Amazon and Kindle Ebook. 

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  • Claude (Friday, January 25 19 12:48 pm EST)

    Opener of Doors (Book 3) continues this great series. Zeal's cracking of the hidden passage had us on the edge of our seats. Great suspense, life lessons, deep character development and creative science fiction applications have us dreaming about communicating via battle mind and travelling within trees. "As you should" has become a catch phrase in our home! Well done. Can't wait for more!

  • Dotti Snow (Friday, January 04 19 07:01 pm EST)

    Jim, your third book is the best yet. We all are enjoying the series.

  • Claude Dykstra (Thursday, September 20 18 02:30 pm EDT)

    Just finished reading both books as our bed time read aloud's. Practitioner of the Arts had the boys (10y and 13y) mesmerized. Great stories and characters. Can't wait for Book 3!

  • Lisa M. (Monday, November 06 17 05:03 pm EST)

    Very excited about the new book! Really looking forward to seeing what Zeal will get up to in Book 2.

  • Brenda Robinson (Monday, July 24 17 11:47 am EDT)

    I loved the book! Its a good adventure for all ages. Anxious for the other books!

  • Terry Larson (Thursday, February 09 17 10:58 pm EST)

    Purveyors & Acquirers is not the genre I would normally choose to read. That being said, I really enjoyed the book & look forward to your second book. Congratulations!

  • Robb (Tuesday, December 27 16 11:29 am EST)

    Enjoyed your first book and look forward to reading next book in the series

  • Dotti Snow (Monday, November 21 16 12:39 pm EST)

    The book is great! I really wish we did not have to wait a year for the next one. Can't you write any faster?
    PS Another oneupman on grandkids---mine are all reading your book!

  • David Lewis (Wednesday, November 16 16 05:42 pm EST)

    Cool Beans! I just heard the news. Congratulations Dr. Macon!

Link to Amazon to purchase paper back version of books.

 

 

Opener of Doors:

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1724071602/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1541005686&sr=8-1&keywords=james+d+macon+opener+of+doors

 

 

Practitioner of the Arts:

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978376952/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1510003756&sr=8-2&keywords=james+d+macon

 

Purveyors and Acquires:

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1537372971/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1478542940&sr=1-1&keywords=purveyors+and+Acquirers

Link to Amazon to purchase Kindle version of books.

 

 

Opener of Doors:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Opener-Doors-Book-Phosfire-Journeys-ebook/dp/B07K1FTBSS/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1541005544&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=james+d+macon+opener+of+doors

 

Practitioner of the Arts:

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0776Q4XP1/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1510003982&sr=8-3&keywords=james+d+macon

 

 

Purveyors and Acquires:

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3KLOJS/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1478542940&sr=1-2&keywords=purveyors+and+Acquirers

 

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