Syndria is a Healer assigned to heal prisoners in the dungeon because she refused to take part in the king’s daily healing ritual. Paodin is a man imprisoned for daring to speak out against the king. When the Royal Wizards enter his cell to finish his torture, Paodin stands to meet them. He speaks of his belief in the Prophecy, the True Wizards, and the true heir being returned to the throne.
Then, he vanishes.
Syndria was the last person in Paodin’s cell, so she is accused of helping him escape. Forced to flee the castle, she finds herself at the mercy of a land into which she hasn’t ventured since childhood when her powers were first revealed.
The Fates play their part, and Paodin and Syndria are thrust together again. With only the word of a crazy old man as confirmation that they are the two spoken of in the Prophecy, they find themselves leading a rebellion against the king. They soon find out that the king is not the enemy they should be worrying about, though. A power has been released, a sinister Darkness no one has ever seen. They must now fight two wars: one with swords and a far more dangerous one with magic.
Targeted Age Group: 15+
Book Price: $0.99
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
The fantasy genre is special. At first glance it would appear that everything is made up and therefore anything goes. However, in truth fantasy is like Shakespeare: if it doesn’t hold true to human nature, it doesn’t work.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Write! A lot! Even when you don’t feel like it or you question why you’re wasting your time writing when no one seems to care what you have to say. Write something, because one of the most unique things to this writing world is that if you don’t like the work you’ve done you can throw it out and nobody else has to know. Don’t worry about getting published or making money while you’re writing–that’s a worry for another day. Today, just put pen to paper and marvel at the magical thing that happens when words begin weaving together to create something new.
A.J. Kilbourn was born n northwest Arkansas but now lives in Pemberville, Ohio. When not writing, A.J. studies Medical Physics at the University of Toledo, watches Big Bang Theory, chases around three kids (one furry, two with skin), and drinks too much coffee.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Writing has always been part of my life, but it wasn’t something I shared with anyone else. After all, when you share something you’re opening yourself up to being judged, right? Because of that thought, when I started writing THE PROPHECY it, too, was just for me. I wanted an escape, a chance to get away from the real world for a while. Once I started writing it, though, I kept writing because I couldn’t NOT write. It became as necessary to my life as breathing, and when I didn’t write I went a bit crazy. Once the characters started surprising me, started doing things I hadn’t planned on them doing, I was hooked.