Whether you are a fantasy fan or not, take a minute to check out these standout new fantasy authors. The rich and inviting world of Eolyn, beautiful winged horses on On a Wing and a Dare, and dangerous secrets in Heart of the Witch will pull in fantasy and non-fantasy readers alike. Tomorrow come back for another dose of fantasy, but with a twist. Tomorrow's feature will include Young Adult Fantasy and Paranormal.
Heart of the Witch by Judy Goodwin
Zerrick Dhur holds a dangerous secret. As the Pastor's son, it is his duty to uphold Iahmel's ways, the ways of the church. But he practices magic, feels it singing to him through the jungle outside the colonial town walls. As witch burning fever strikes his home town, Zerrick must decide whether to stay true to his father's words, or follow the calling of his heart. In his journey, darkness and madness threatens. An untrained witch can lose his or her grip on reality.
He meets several other lost souls in his search to tame the wild magic. A young woman with visions. An old native scout. A hidden city of magic users. As he draws nearer and nearer to the truth, he fears he will also have to face his greatest nightmare, the Ravenger, a demon of unspeakable power.
In the end, Zerrick must decide whether witchcraft will lead him to goodness . . . or to evil.
Heart of the Witch is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords.
On a Wing and a Dare by Linda Ulleseit
Sixteen-year-old Emma risks losing her family by following her heart. Eager to take her place in the air, she longs to ride a forbidden winged colt born in barn of her father’s biggest rival. She also dreams of the rival’s sons, not sure which she truly loves. Bold and exciting, Evan will someday lead his father’s barn. Davyd is quieter, more dependable, with an ability to get things done. Her father disapproves of both boys and pushes her toward an ambitious newcomer. He also insists she ride the colt he’s picked for her.
Davyd, also sixteen, is plagued with a secret—he is afraid of heights. Refusing to become a rider means public humiliation, his parents’ disappointment, and lifelong ridicule from his brother, Evan. He reluctantly prepares to join his family aloft in the Aerial Games that provide the entire village with its livelihood and tries desperately to think of an alternative.
As Tremeirchson’s barns prepare for the Rider Ceremony, winged horses suddenly start dying. Shocked, the adults hesitate, mired in tradition and politics. Is it a disease or poison? Accidental or purposeful? Someone must discover the answer and act before all the winged horses in the world are gone forever."
On A Wing And A Dare ebook is available through Linda Ulleseit and will be coming to bookstores everywhere in 2013.
Eolyn by Karin Rita Gastreich
Sole heiress to a forbidden craft, Eolyn lives in a world where women of her kind are tortured and burned. When she meets Akmael, destined to assume the throne of this violent realm, she embarks upon a path of adventure, love, betrayal and war. Bound by magic, torn apart by destiny, Eolyn and the Mage King confront each other in an epic struggle that will determine the fate of a millennial tradition of magic.
Look for the second book in the Eolyn Chronicles, High Maga, coming soon!
Eolyn is available from Kindle, Amazon, and B&N.
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