Hi to all authors and thanks to shelfari for the chance of exposure,
My first book, Leiyatel's Embrace, is a subtle science fiction work set within a high fantasy form, so there’s no space opera or swords and sorcery but instead a highly believable if somewhat unusual world within which an epic story unfolds. The characters are all carefully crafted to come alive from the pages as real people, as rounded as their sometimes strange origins allow.
My purpose was to ease the reader into a startlingly different world in such a way that they could enjoy both the excellent tale but also, if they so wished, see into the story’s many deeper depths. Either way, it’s a gripping and accessible read and one that’s hard to put down. So, if you just want a damned good story or something to get your mind into then look no further.
Here’s the synopsis, which can only really scratch the surface:
A highly original and intricately imagined world, the ancient castle kingdom of Dica has slowly declined to a somnolent shadow of its illustrious past but changes are in the wind, heralded by the sudden arrival of a mysterious army.
The opening steadily develops into a complex tale as Lord Nephril, Dica’s Master of Ceremonies, and his oddly assorted companions strive to uncover not only who is then arrayed at their gates, but how their realm might be restored. What comes to light is a multi-layered fabric of interwoven interests and conflicts, an absorbing rebirth of ancient myth and legend, as alive and immediate now as in its dim and distant past.
At its heart is Leiyatel – the Living Green Stone Tree – preserver of the realm’s fortune and wondrous creation of the ancient Engers of Bazarral. What is to be her own fortune, though, and in whose hands will it finally rest? How will the disparate interests of Dican royalty, of Galgaverre’s Guardian, of the ancient Bazarran Stewards and of Leiyatel herself play out within Nature’s own domain?
The story culminates in a fascinating climax and deeply satisfying conclusion that will particularly appeal to those who like a rich and involving read.
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