I don’t think words can quite express the excitement behind those two words: it’s here.
The Realms Beyond.
Multiple years of writing, editing, rewriting, and now this thing doesn’t belong to me any more. It belongs to you—the readers.
That’s a scary thought for an author. So I really only have a few things to say.
First, if you liked The Fiery Arrow, this is more of the same—and also completely, utterly different. It’s another adventure story full of life, discovery, and the struggles of coming-of-age. But this book feels more of mystery than anything else. Questions and plot twists at every turn. The new characters are shrouded in mysteries, and even the old ones develop in unexpected ways.
Every initial reader has told me roughly the same thing: “I loved The Fiery Arrow. But this is way better.”
So the only other things I have to say? Well, I hope you read the book, considering it’s available in basically any format your heart could desire—hardcover, paperback, Kindle. Also, if you missed book one, you can catch it for FREE on Kindle right now!
And beyond that (hah, see what I did there) the only other thing you can do is write me a review. I don’t think most readers realize how invaluable this is, especially for brand-new books. And plus, I love to hear what you thought of the story.
If you’ve followed along on my Facebook page lately, you know that something has been brewing. Something called a book trailer. I decided to attempt an ambitious project: write, direct, film, and edit a trailer for my upcoming novel, The Fiery Arrow.
And yes, it’s here. I thought I might say a few things about it first, but you would probably rather watch it than read my ramblings.
And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen.
The Reinhold Chronicles: The Fiery Arrow releases December 10, in case you didn’t watch the trailer. In which case, go back and watch it.
If you’ve been around this blog for the past month, you’ll know I’ve been introducing everyone to the main characters from my next book, The Fiery Arrow. This book is the first of a trilogy of medieval adventure novels.
And in case you haven’t been around this blog for the past month *gasp*, here’s the story synopsis.
A newborn medieval country.
A bow-shooting princess with a prophesied destiny.
A sword-wielding carpenter’s apprentice.
Arliss, the sixteen-year-old princess of Reinhold, despises the class boundaries which plague her city on a hill. When her father the king forbids her friendship with the young peasant swordsman Philip, Arliss sets off on a quest to the heart of the land of Reinhold. Little does she know that she will discover an evil more threatening and ancient than she could imagine—and a prophecy that speaks of a fiery arrow.
So far, we’ve met:
- Arliss, the adventurous archeress princess protagonist
- Philip, the peasant swordsman carpenter’s apprentice
- Ilayda, the impetuous semi-royal sidekick
This week, I’d like to introduce you to Arliss’s parents, the king and queen of Reinhold. King Kenton and Queen Elowyn.
Continue reading “Meet Kenton and Elowyn”
The series is called The Reinhold Chronicles.
The first book is entitled The Fiery Arrow.
And in just a few months, I’m going to be able to share it with you all. In this story, we find the Celtic clan of Reinhold living in simple dwellings on a volcanic island. But when that volcano erupts, the Reinholdians must flee to the wild, uninhabited mainland. Life is hard. And the social system that materializes is questionable. But not one dares question it.
No one, that is, except Princess Arliss.
But every princess—every protagonist—needs a sidekick. An assistant. A best friend.
Meet Arliss’s best friend: Ilayda.
Continue reading “Meet Ilayda”