The Orphaned Gods epic fantasy novel series is written by Jessica Van Oort, with contributions by Ruth Lampi. The series is projected to be six books long, and will be suitable for ages 15 and up.
Once there were twelve animakhe, the reincarnating avatars of the Ancestors, eternally reborn in the mortal world to bring wisdom, courage, justice, and compassion. But centuries ago Dragon and Naga, the mother and father of all, were lost and the remaining ten animakhe split between two warring nations. Now, when demons once again walk the world and humans are forsaking the spirits, this handful of orphaned gods must find a way to save their people and themselves.
March 28, 2018 update:
The first book in the series, Beasts and Hunters, is completely second drafted and getting feedback from beta readers. After feedback from those readers and a final copy-editing draft, Beasts and Hunters will be ready for publication.
The second book, Seals and Cages, is being second drafted. Rivals and Relations, the third book, is fully first drafted. Jessica worked on drafting the fourth book, Sons and Houses, during NaNoWriMo 2016 and is currently continuing with that first draft.
In addition to paperback and ebook publications, we’d like to publish the books in light novel style: the same story, but divided into smaller bundles of chapters with illustrations by S.A. Hannon.
We’re currently posting short stories by Jessica with art by Ruth of viewpoint characters from Orphaned Gods, set before the main books. Two are currently up, and three more are waiting in the wings.