Christopher Slater was born, raised, and continues to haunt Middle Tennessee. His love of history led him to teaching that subject, which gave him the opportunity to hone his storytelling skills with a captive audience. Once he thought he had sharpened his abilities enough, he decided to start writing for a more voluntary audience. When not writing, Slater enjoys historic reenacting, playing airsoft, and converting oxygen into carbon dioxide. He teaches middle school in Tennessee where he still lives with his entertaining son, very patient wife, and a cat that won’t get out of his seat.
Since first stepping through the portal, Berty has always found the Empire mysterious—full of secrets awaiting discovery. Revealing secrets comes with a price, especially magical secrets. His world begins to unravel. Unless Berty exposes the ancient magical secrets the Seven High Sages concealed from history, he could lose everything and everyone he loves.
Battles rage. Towns and farmland burn. The Empire Guard cannot defend it all. The anti-imperialists continue their invasion across the Land of Sages. At every turn, they seem to have the advantage. The only defense is an Empire united. However, fluid loyalties threaten to destroy the fragile threads that hold the peoples together. To save the lives of all who call the world in-between the portals home, Berty seeks a way to stop the Whispers.