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General Information

Name:  Caleb J Hicks  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Science Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1987 in Alton, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Hicks was born and raised in Alton. He attended college at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey. After moving to Springfield, he attended Lincoln Land Community College.

Biographical and Professional Information

Caleb J. Hicks was born and raised in Alton, Illinois. He graduated from Westminster Christian Academy River Bend and started writing very young. After high school, he studied ministry and music for two years at Masters Commission USA in Phoenix, Arizona. Influenced by the works of Christopher Paolini, he developed a passion for traditional fantasy literature and published ''Conspiracy'', Book One in the Tales of Espiria series in 2013. The book was released in an ebook format in 2015 as was the second book, ''Crusade''. He currently resides in Springfield, Illinois with his husband, Matti, where he writes full-time. Caleb enjoys music, literature, and gaming.

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Titles At Your Library

Tales of Espiria: Book One
ISBN: 1622956443

Tate Publishing. 2013

'The sky was alive with a sunset that no artist could capture with a canvas. The first sun, Fiero was setting in the western horizon, while the sky was colorfully ignited with every hue?from the brightest yellow and most passionate red, to the deepest purple. It was a magnificent sight.' Too bad we're going east, Leonardo thought bitterly. 'Meanwhile, on the eastern edge of the kingdom of Azur'nth, there was an enormous forest... While this forest was beautiful, it was also forbidden to outsiders... But there lived in the forest one elf who yearned for more. He was young, curious, and had a deep thirst for knowledge and truth...he had spent his entire life exploring the forest. He was familiar with every tree and creature...his curiosity had led him to the world outside of the forest: the world of men.' In the debut novel of the Tales of Espiria series, Conspiracy, political unrest between Church and Crown in the kingdom of Azur'nth comes to a peak when a journal written by one within the Church finds its way into the hands into the Ambassador of Foreign Affairs, Farrina Snowchild. The journal contains incriminating evidence against the Church concerning their crusade against the Ysaht nation to the south. Tailed by a mysterious and powerful assassin, Farrina sets out on a campaign for the truth and finds herself on a race to save a nation of people from extinction.

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