I’m a fantasy enthusiast. I definitely have a heavy leaning toward high fantasy, and can still remember the first time I read The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley. That book inspired me and introduced me to my love of fantasy. I’ve been a book junkie ever since. Another one of my favorites as a kid was Animorphs by K. A. Applegate and Goosebumps by R.L. Stine. I used to have dozens of boxes filled with the entire series to both, but they’ve since been donated to various places.
My dream is to one day write a book as meaningful to someone else as those books were to me.
YA Dark High Fantasy
*NEW* Completed [6.22.17]
Seventeen-year-old resistance fighter Sidara has a wit as sharp as her sword and the unique ability to control and travel through shadows.
In Peliard, magic is waning, only a few walled cities remain, and monsters whose heads split open like Venus flytraps devour all who dare leave. A war orphan, Sidara is raised by the resistance to hate the Matron, the matriarchal ruler of a burgeoning empire with a fleet of airships. And also the killer of Sidara’s family.
When Sidara stumbles on Fellrin, a genderfluid mage with the potential to destroy the Matron’s airships, she sees a weapon to be used. Fellrin strikes a deal with Sidara to help the resistance, eager for revenge against the Matron for sealing their powers and exiling them. The catch? Sidara must find a way to infiltrate the Matron’s impenetrable floating palace to steal an artifact capable of unlocking Fellrin’s magic.
As Sidara attempts the most difficult heist of her life, she falls for Fellrin. Though Fellrin is as humorless and stoic as the shriveled corpses Sidara steals from, they’re also irritatingly captivating. However, when Sidara discovers Fellrin is the one responsible for her family’s death, she must choose: take revenge and doom her people to be forever ruled by the Matron, or use Fellrin’s magic to free her kingdom at the cost of justice for her family.
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