New E-books received this week: Fae – The Wild Hunt (The Riven Wyrde Saga #1) by Graham Austin-King and The Realmwalker Chronicles: The Pillars of Natura, Volume 1 by Lee Aarons.
I am very excited to read and review these two books!
Check back, reviews coming soon!
Fae – The Wild Hunt (The Riven Wyrde Saga #1) by Graham Austin-King
Faeries… The fae… The stuff of bedtime stories and fables.
But sometimes the faerie tales are true. Sometimes they are a warning…
For a hundred generations the fae have been locked away from the world, in the cold, the Outside. They have faded out of sight and mind, into myth and folklore. But now the barriers are weakening and they push against the tattered remnants of the wyrde as they seek a way to return.
As a new religion spreads across the world, sweeping the old ways and beliefs away before it, a warlike people look across the frozen ocean towards the shores of Anlan, hungry for new lands. War is coming, even as the wyrde of the Droos is fading.
As the fae begin to force their way through the shreds of the wyrde, will mankind be able to accept the truth concealed in the tales of children in time to prepare for the Wild Hunt?
Graham began writing with children’s books for his own kids. Fantasy is the genre he has always read himself though, and this is why he started The Riven Wyrde Saga, a fantasy series beginning with “Fae – The Wild Hunt”. Book two in the series was released in December 2014 with the final book expected in 2015.
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The Realmwalker Chronicles: The Pillars of Natura, Volume 1 by Lee Aarons
For over 3000 years, the Goddess Erta empowered a succession of mortals to champion and protect The Balance of Her world. These were the Realmwalkers.Wielding all 17 Lani powers as well as the legendary Sword of Angios, each Realmwalker was the absolute guardian of Erta’s will. For centuries, the infinite line of these heroes remained unbroken and peace reigned.But 100 years ago, when the last Realmwalker died, there was no Successor to take up the Sword. Erta had no protector, no one to shelter and defend The Balance against those wishing to offset it. For the first time since the abominable Realm Wars, those seeking control over the Four Realms were able to push for an advantage, throwing the Realms into chaos and conflict. Meanwhile, the mysterious and powerful Seraph continued their frantic and seemingly futile search for Erta’s missing guardian. Living in an isolated community of outcasts, Rennick and his twin sister Raine struggle daily with decisions regarding their lives and what awaits them as they leave their childhood behind. After discovering the heartbreaking truth that their past is the key to Erta’s future, the Seraph Kanias imparts a new reality to Raine, that she is the next Realmwalker. He convinces the twins to journey with him to the Temple of Erta, located on the slopes of the mountains called The Pillars of Natura. There, within the ancient strong hold, the Sword of Angios awaits the return of Erta’s defender.As Raine begins the training that will prepare her to carry the burdens of a world on the brink of war, Rennick struggles with his own burden—protecting the life of the sister he loves. Feeling that even Raine’s most loyal allies are desperate to control her, Rennick must learn to master his own powerful abilities to ensure her safety.In this new epic fantasy series, Lee Aarons tells the story of Raine and Rennick Sherrill, twins bound to the fate of their world by destiny, bound to each other by more than blood. Only when they uncover the truth about their past can they truly begin to harness the power of the Realmwalker and save Erta from those who seek to destroy it
At an early age, Lee was influenced by the classics Moby Dick, Treasure Island, Gulliver’s Travels, and Robinson Crusoe, when his grandfather gave to him illustrated versions of these books for his 10th birthday. While he loved the new worlds and adventure that each of those novels provided, he also loved the full page illustrations that were placed periodically throughout the book. It opened these worlds of adventure for him, and ultimately become the images that form in his mind when he thinks of those novels to this day.
It was reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy for the first time at the age of twelve which led him to discover his love for epic fantasy, including the works of Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Terry Brooks, and Stephen Donaldson. He also continued to read and become influenced by a wide variety of other writers of different genres such as Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Chuck Palahniuk, and Edgar Allen Poe.
Lee Aarons first conceived his ideas about The Realmwalker Chronicles in 2004 while drawing a map of a world consisting of four nearly identical continents. He remembered that a cartography professor once told him: “Maps tell a story.” Looking at the map he drew, he asked himself: “What story does this map tell?” The Realmwalker Chronicles was the answer to that question.
As it was his desire to make illustrations and art an important part of the reader experience within adult fiction again, he teamed up with artist Spenn to develop and create the visual elements of the series. Additionally, they, along with Lee’s wife, English Instructor and writer Stephanie Mitchell, form the creative management team for Realmwalker Publishing Group. Working to not only bring their own various properties to market, they also provide creative consulting, marketing and editing services to emerging authors and artists desiring to self publish their own work.
Lee Aarons currently lives in Malcolm, Nebraska