For the last few years, I’ve wanted to write a fantasy series that has been running around in my head. Other stories pushed to the forefront, and the fantasy sat back, content to wait its turn as it gestated in my head, growing to a stage where it was ready to come to life.
I am thrilled to present the cover and an excerpt of Rising From the Ashes: The Chronicles of Caymin. This is Book I in The Dragonmage Saga, and will eventually be at least a trilogy.
This cover is one of my favorites of all of my book covers. My eternal gratitude to Jane Morrison for permission to use one of her gorgeous photos, and to Patty G. Henderson for her stellar cover work.
Here’s the blurb for this book:
Rising From the Ashes: The Chronicles of Caymin
Ancient Ireland – an era of clan wars, petty kings and invasions by raiders from the north.
As Christianity tightens its hold, magic and the old ways fight to keep their place in the hearts of the people.
Born into this world is Ash, orphaned and maimed, left to die. She is rescued by a clan of badgers and raised to be one of them. As she grows, so does her magic, until at last she comes to the attention of other humans. Some of them want to protect her; some want to use her.
When she bonds with an orphaned dragon cub, the two of them become pawns in a bid for power. Forced to flee, dragon and dragonmage embark on a quest to seek the answers as to why they were bonded and what their future holds.
This is a story about a girl faced with impossible choices. My main character is about ten, so there is no sex, but she does have a lesbian mentor, and lives in a segment of society that is open to all pairings among people and animals.
It does NOT involve a teenage love triangle, werewolves or vampires! If you liked Miserere, you’ll love this story. If you haven’t read Miserere, why in the world haven’t you?
This book will be available for pre-order on Amazon within the next day or so, and should be available for purchase by February. I’ll keep you updated.
I know not everyone likes to read excerpts, but if you do, here are the first two chapters.