April 2015 brings a new author and series that is receiving overwhelmingly positive early praise, and deservedly so!
Starborn (Worldmaker Trilogy #1)
Author: Lucy Hounsom
Release Date: 4/23/2015
Have you ever read the last words of a novel, put the book down, and then sat silently, reflecting on the journey you just took and the joy it brought you? This is one of those books.
Starborn begins with a classically lain base for a heroic fantasy tale, but quickly begins to find its own path full of new lands, rich characters, and unique fantasy elements. Starborn has a well-crafted, literary feel, but never along patterns that are too predictable or sacrifice excitement in the process.
What really makes this work stand out, however, is the brilliantly executed gradual unfolding of the realm’s mysterious history. While Starborn is a superior stand-alone read, the base it establishes has the potential to fill many, many more future volumes than the planned trilogy, and we sincerely hope it does!
Back Blurb from the Publisher:
Death and destruction will bar her way …Kyndra’s fate holds betrayal and salvation, but the journey starts in her small village. On the day she comes of age, she accidentally disrupts an ancient ceremony, ending centuries of tradition. So when an unnatural storm targets her superstitious community, Kyndra is blamed. She fears for her life until two strangers save her, by wielding powers not seen for an age – powers fuelled by the sun and the moon. Together, they flee to the hidden citadel of Naris. And here, Kyndra experiences disturbing visions of the past, showing war and one man’s terrifying response. She’ll learn more in the city’s subterranean chambers, amongst fanatics and rebels. But first Kyndra will be brutally tested in a bid to unlock her own magic. If she survives the ordeal, she’ll discover a force greater than she could ever have imagined. But could it create as well as destroy? And can she control it, to right an ancient wrong?