Gonna keep this brief, but I just saw where Barnes & Noble has "Reign of Silence" available for sale. I hate to be such a total novice about these things, but if you want it and your local store doesn't have it, they can get it for you. How about that! And Amazon has it too, of course.
I've stated this in other places, but if you have a book in you, just write the stupid thing. Don't wait for your muse to show up. Just DO it. Write like the devil were chasing you. Write junk - you'll be doing more than one draft anyway.
And when you've written, and re-written, and gotten trusted friends and family to proof the dickens out of it, understand this: the gatekeepers are no more. While I think it's worth the effort to find an agent, and then a publisher, you have this amazing level playing field. Get over any stigma you might have about epublishing. Your readers don't care how it got in their hands. I mean ... how many absolutely splendid books never saw the light of day because they were strangled at birth by someone who didn't "get it?" Lordy, "The Help" was turned down by scores of agents, something like 60. Which means ... there are 59 agents out there dealing with utter depression.
If you've got it in you, you owe SOMEONE in the world the opportunity to share in your creation. Go for it.