A solid inaugural novel from this indie author. I’m hoping there will be a second installment. -Amazon Review
A time long past—humans were defenseless and kept at the mercy of powerful beings who controlled their world through natural magic. Sustain is a fantastical tale that follows the lives of the most influential Kastelian family of that age.
Cole, the eldest of three handsome sons, was a strong, arrogant man born into privilege, power and hatred. Raised by his merciless father—a self-proclaimed king—Cole and his brothers were key players in his father’s plan to annihilate their adversaries.
The family’s loyalty is tested when Cole brings a mysterious stranger named Arna into their lives. With this new addition to their world—danger follows her—as secrets unfurl around them.
Can Cole learn to distinguish between good and evil, despite his upbringing? Will he defend or destroy the ones he cares about the most?
At its core, Sustain is a story of growth, courage, sacrifice and extraordinary love.
About the Author
Valerie Claussen was born in Santa Ana, CA, a middle child of six siblings raised by her Irish American Grandmother. She grew up in various towns of Southern California with a love for music. She was always active in the performing arts whether it was singing in choir or performing in musicals and plays. She has acted in films, a commercial and a comedy web series. She writes fantasy and sci-fi novels and screenplays.
Her interests include throwing themed parties, music, the ocean, astronomy, community building activities and environmental studies. She’s a huge Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and Harry Potter fan. Her latest work is a Fantasy Sci-Fi crossover book called Heirdom.