Book 3 of The Elementalists: Secret of the Kraken Now Available

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Books in The Elementalists series

Book 1: Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising, book 1 of The Elementalists

Phoenix Rising, book 1 of The Elementalists


Book 2: Crodor the Ancient

Crodor the Ancient, book 2 of The Elementalists

Crodor the Ancient, book 2 of The Elementalists


About the Authors

Ephie & Celia Risho

Ephie (dad) has been writing his whole life. Inspired by his sixth-grade teacher to write a story every week, he enrolled in the writing program at his undergrad and has been writing ever since. He loves the outdoors, music, and opportunities to tell stories. He lives in beautiful Bozeman, Montana, where he works in software development and is active in various community groups.

Celia (daughter) is an avid book lover and packs a novel with her wherever she goes. She developed the book series idea at age nine inspired by a 3rd grade writing assignment. She was born in Vancouver, Canada where her first two syllable word was hockey”! She, along with her brother, is being raised in the mountains of Montana, where she enjoys art projects, performance art, and her dragon figurine collection.


“A tale that lays steady groundwork for a YA epic to come.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“If you start this book, I predict you will finish it in nearly no time at all, like it is magically unfolding before you.”


“Fast paced adventure in a fantasy world full of magic and lore.”


“I reached the end of the book, hungry for more. Can’t wait for the next in the series!”


“Enjoyable, Entertaining, Engaging!”


“There’s action and magic from page one. . . We can’t wait for the next installment of Amber’s adventures!”


Recent Posts

Ephie and family rafting in Hurricane Hilary
A Canoe Showed Up in Our Yard

It was a crazy big windstorm, the kind you only get in places like Montana where it blazes off the mountains and takes out everything in its path. We scrambled as it came in, trying to save our old wooden fence (we didn’t) and the trampoline (partly successful)….

Writing a Different Sort of Book

Right at the turn of the year, Celia told me she no longer wanted to work on the books with me. Devastated, I asked a dozen questions, but the more we discussed, the more it made sense. Celia, at 14, has simply moved on, and has other priorities. …

‘Just Keep Writing’

A great article about us was in the Bozeman Chronicle last week. Enjoy! We‘ve been selling our books locally, at the MADE fair in Bozeman, at the local bookstore, and upcoming at the two next MADE fairs in Helena and Missoula, MT. If you‘re around, we look forward…