Jonathan J Michael

Follow Me Into a World of Wonder…

Short Stories from the World of Azure


Temper is a controllable trait, but tangible consequences no longer have any effect on the inhabitants of Azure.

A gentle Greenthumb disapproves of the murderers saturating his colony. He won’t stand for it, and along the way he will discover the true potential of his talents and the cost involved with lusting for power.


This is a story of an orphan who cannot find passion in his world of decay. A story of a boy idolizing the Greenthumbs with their talent to enhance growth. A story of a boy’s first love interest. A story of wonder. But most of all, a story to overcome despair.

And there’s a screaming goat.

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The Spring rains nourish our frame. The Summer sun enlivens our mind. The Autumn foliage serenades our heart. The Winter frost attunes our soul. And the Taoiseach governs them all.

An unlikely hero, Stone McLarin, and his tiger set out on a journey to hide from the dangers of the world. Having already been orphaned by the Taoiseach, he will take no chance in losing his sister, Jaymes, too. But Jaymes made the mistake of displaying her rivaling power of decay in front of the tyrant ruler. She’s a threat to his dominance. There’s no escape from the Taoiseach’s shadow and his mastery over the seasons.

When the Taoiseach manipulates his way into Jaymes’s life and steals her away, Stone has no choice but to follow. His sister will be executed, just like their parents. To get close, Stone must venture into the heart of the Taoiseach’s domain and figure out how to penetrate the impenetrable. And if he succeeds there, he will have to slay the most powerful man in Azure. But how do you kill an immortal?

Stone is about to uncover the lies Azure is built upon and what the Taoiseach will sacrifice to hide the truth.

In a world ruled by decay, what chance does life stand?

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Jonathan J Michael

My name is Jonathan J Michael, author of Season of Sacrifice, part one of the Blood of Azure series. I’m currently running solo in the realm of self-publishing, but am actively working on part two, with hopes to post inspirations behind the world of Azure and maybe some sneak peeks into part two.

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