(SBJones Publishing, $14.15; $2.99 as e-book)
Twin Falls High School graduate Patrick Johnson worked for Dell Inc. from the day it opened in Twin Falls to the 2010 day it closed.
“Ever since, I have been working on writing under the pen name SB Jones,” said Johnson, 33, who has also lived in Hagerman and Jerome.
The first fruit of his effort is “Requiem,” the first volume of the science fiction-steampunk-fantasy trilogy he intends to publish, dubbed “The Eternal Gateway.”
“Fantasy fans will be familiar with the use of magic, mages and their powers,” Johnson said. “Steampunk fans will enjoy the use of airships and fantastic inventions based on low technology, and science fiction fans will enjoy the mix of all three in a time travel adventure.”
That’s not me. But if it’s you, expect to meet Kail, a young man who finds himself in the middle of a power grab by the last ruler of the Mage Council and a time-traveling mage who’s trying to prevent the world from falling into darkness. And Angela, a flying woman born a thousand years in the past who’s given a second chance if she plays her part in a prophecy.