A kidnapped son. Desperate parents. And a discovery of unknown worlds.


Agatha and Joseph are raising a family in the quiet suburbs south of Birmingham. But the secrets of Agatha’s past threaten to expose themselves after Joseph investigates a noise he hears in the middle of the night and stumbles upon a world that he did not even know existed.


When their son Thomas is kidnapped, Joseph and Agatha have to rely on each other to figure out why he was taken and how to get him back, whatever the cost.

Vulcan Rising is the first book in The Zauberi Chronicles trilogy. It is a work of contemporary/dark fantasy where Stephen King's The Institute meets Brandon Sanderson's Steelheart . The e-book is currently available for pre-order on Amazon -- get yours now so that it's delivered directly to you on the release date.

J. W. Judge

About J. W. Judge


I am a lawyer by day and a writer in the wee morning hours before the sun breaks the horizon. I am working on my debut novel, Vulcan Rising, which is scheduled for publication with Scarlet Oak Press on June 1, 2021. Or at least, it's the first novel that I will complete. There are two others sitting partially written and experiencing abandonment issues in the depths of my writing software.

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