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Thanks to all the hard working editors and staff at World Weaver Press, today my fantasy novel, CHAR, has entered the world of published books! In short, Char is the story of a Fae woman, and her dangerous desperation to save her shape-shifting race. In honor of my book’s birthday, I thought I’d share a little sneak peek. You can read a longer excerpt from Char on World Weaver Press. Happy Reading!
Surbas watched from the rafters as the child approached the hearth, his talons piercing the aged wood. The girl was robed in scarlet for the convenience of her caretakers, and appeared from his vantage as a small garnet set within the silver ring of thrones. There were seven of them–there had always been seven, and if the child was who they thought, the Circle would be complete at long last. But was she? He dove through her memories, plucking them up like frightened mice on the bare rock of her youth. They were dominated by a man, as dark as she and just as mute. He, too, had fire in his eyes, but his image was fleeting.
Fire is never tame—least of all the flames of our own kindling.
Raised in isolation by the secretive Circle of Seven, Luna is one of the few powerful beings left in a world dominated by man. Versed in ancient fairy tales and the language of plants, Luna struggles to control her powers over fire. When her mentor dies in Luna’s arms, she is forced into a centuries-long struggle against the gravest enemy of all Fae-kind—the very enemy that left her orphaned. In order to save her people, Luna must rewrite their history by entering a door in the mountain and passing back through time. But when the lives of those she loves come under threat, her rage destroys a forest, and everything in it. Now called The Char Witch, she is cursed to live alone, her name and the name of her people forgotten.
Until she hears a knock upon her long-sealed door.
Interwoven with elements of Hansel and Gretel and The Seven Ravens, Char is the stand alone sequel to Opal, and second in the Fae of Fire and Stone trilogy.