Living in the Darklands are the monshaad wraith creatures who rule with their magic and mind powers. The monshaad Emperor Morte-Bielze summons his neighbour, Lord of the vamplins. There are no loyalties between the races. Only magic keeps the Emperor in his seat.
At the other side of the Wall within the Lightlands, Rikka the hag brews a poison on her Master’s instructions. She and her son journey to the Royal City of Beldroth. Once in the city Fedros cleverly secures a post of guarding one of the Princes, by using the poison to murder the soldier on this duty. Meanwhile, Rikka convinces a local village of her herb and midwifery skills. Here she feeds her Master, the Emperor, with children’s souls through her evil spells.
Living in the Royal Palace is the youngest Prince Raphael, born with terrible weakness to his bones. His two older brothers love him dearly. Prince Amos is heir to the throne. Prince Leon grew up with the Head Mages daughter, Heather. The human King has been struck with grief since the birth of his youngest son, Raphael. when his wife Minah lost her life. Slowly King Alfred has been overcome with his loss and weakens as a leader.
Heather is a Changeling through her bloodline. She ventures into the sea and Changes for the very first time, into a female Huphin, with the guidance of the Huphin Prince. Whilst swimming, the dolphins become frantic to tell their sea Prince that his daughter is being hunted by sharks.
The Guardian Dragons and the Changeling are the only creatures who can pass through the Magic Wall that separates the Darklands from the Lightlands. The Queen Dragon overhears the vamplin Leaders sister discussing a plot by the evil monshaad Emperor to battle with the Lightlands. The dragon Queen then seeks the Ancient Mage.
Rikka is banished from the village and gains access to the palace with the help of her son, Fedros. The King’s mother is impressed with Rikka’s healing skills and hopes she can cure her grandson Prince Raphael, of his ills.
Targeted Age Group: 15-95
Book Price: $1.20
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
In a make believe world anything can happen, so long as it is written with some realism. Vampires can be goodies or they can be evil entities. Zombies can walk the earth. Or we could just simply create a brand new world. Another planet. One that doesn’t have to fit in to the sciences of this world. My own world has two moons. Half is in constant darkness and half in constant sunlight. This could not happen in any other genre. This can only happen in our own imaginative creations.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
I’m still a new author but also able to say ‘boy is it hard?!’ Don’t do it unless you enjoy the challenges that modern day business presents. it’s not just about being creative, it’s also an ability to wade into the modern market and sell yourself.
At the moment it seems all about e-books. The market is saturated with new authors. This makes It an opportune moment for those with imagination to put their skills to the test. Amazon give you a fantastic opportunity to sell yourself with very little or no cost layout whatsoever. Once you have produced the ebook and the paperback, then get marketing it as no-one else will sell it for you.
I think I would also say, at this early point in my writing career, don’t listen too much to what everyone else is doing and try to stay focused on doing your own thing. Try and have a business plan that is flexible. You will ask yourself many questions: should you price your book high or low, should you have free ebooks / download days, after all it might have taken years to produce your novel, why would you want to give it away for free. Because it’s all about getting known. Amazon is a business at the end of the day and they want you to do well so they can make money. So use every route they have. Produce the ebook and the paperback, it costs you nothing.
Finally, well for me, it’s not about making money, it’s about getting your own creations out into the world and hoping the world likes it.
I lives on the borderline of North & West Yorkshire, the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales in England.
I am a mother of 4 children and a grandmother of 2 grandchildren. I have 3 dogs and 1 cat. My wonderful husband assists me with the complicated world of computers that enable me to publish my works for the world to view.
My reading is dedicated to the worlds within Fantasy Adventure, Urban Fantasy and Historical English Crime. Occasionally I turn to English Classics, with Charles Dickens and the Bronte sisters being favourites.
By day I am an e-commerce retailer and sell antique & vintage items. By night I’m busy creating and writing my new Fantasy series, Aarabassa World.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
From the moment I can remember being able to ‘think’ I have always created plays and imaginary adventures in my head. I’m one of those people that could happily spend a long time with my own company as I would just make stories up and never get bored.
I didn’t actually become a serious reader until in my 30s when I was studying Language & Literature. Now I couldn’t bare to be without a book on the go and HAVE to read daily or there would be some serious withdrawal reactions.
I do love to watch movies but reading the words of a story opens up your imagination much more effectively. Often I will imagine which film star might play a particular character in a book I’m reading. Imagination is never ending and I can easily float off into a daydream as a story takes place inside my head.
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