Although I don’t have a release date yet for Flames of Nevyana, it’s getting close. Its page is now active on the Rebelight Publishing website, and to mark the impending release, I’ve posted the first two chapters of the novel here: read and enjoy!
Here’s the publisher’s blurb:
Blue Fire is both blessing and curse.
A gift from the gods, its mystical light and energy powers and protects the land of Nevyana, but it also divides her people into three distinct groups. In the wrong hands, it becomes a formidable weapon. When sacred objects for channelling Blue Fire are stolen, sworn enemies Petra, Amlinn, and Jin set out to find them, and their paths converge on a collision course with the truth. Can they bridge the centuries old division between their communities? Or will their search for the truth and the explosive power of Blue Fire signal the end of Nevyana?
And another cool thing…
As a teenager, I was confused about what made a fantasy novel an “epic fantasy,” as opposed to just an ordinary fantasy. After exhaustive research and deep, deep thought, I concluded that what makes a fantasy “epic” has nothing to do with the writing style, quality, length, or creativity of the book. Nope: what makes a fantasy “epic” is the presence of a map. I put a map in my Grade 12 novel Slavers of Thok for that very reason. It’s taken 40 years…but now I have another novel with a map. Behold the map of Nevyana:
I can’t wait to see the book in print and to hear readers’ reactions.