Wednesday, February 11, 2015

"The Queen of Carleon," by Linda Thackeray

"A true gem for fantasy lovers," Linda Thackeray's Legends of Avalyne series-opener is praised by its readers as "well-planned," "beautifully-written," "charming," and "evocative." Read on!

The Queen of Carleon (The Legends of Avalyne Book 1), by Linda Thackeray
Price: $2.99
295 pages, with a 5.0-star rating from 6 reviews

"From the very first page, this tale will take you on a thrilling ride from your world to a magical place filled with as much beauty as it is with evil; so sit back and enjoy the ride." -- Reader's Favourite

Avalyne is at peace.

The Shadow Lord has been defeated and the war he unleashed has come and gone. With the kingdom of Carleon restored, King Dare, a mortal man has finally wedded his elven love Arianne. As they prepare to usher in a new era of prosperity across the land, the Queen happily announces the impending arrival of an heir.

Arianne's joy is short-lived when she discovers an ancient evil has emerged from the wreckage of war with a monstrous plan to conquer Carleon using her unborn child. In secrecy, Arianne leaves her very mortal husband behind and embarks on a race against time to prevent a hellish ritual that will turn her innocent child into a tyrant worse than the Shadow Lord.

Joining her on a quest that will take her to the farthest reaches of Avalyne are her best friends—the warrior Celene of Angarad and Keira of the Green. Together, the three women will face many perils as they pit themselves against the darkest creatures in Avalyne while at the same time, exploring the majesty of its many kingdoms.

This is a story about women who are determined to protect the people they love and the friendship that binds them together.

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Meet the Author

I was born and raised in Singapore but moved to Australia in my teens. I've spent some years in country Australia and then moved to the big city, being Sydney, for work. In recent years, I've decided that the city is too much for me and have moved to a coastal town called Woy Woy (yes, that really its name - it means big water) and have been there since.

Why do I love to write? In Stephen King's IT, Bill Denbrough asks 'Why can't a story be just as story?'

I think I became a fan of Stephen King just because of that, because that one simple question is how I look at all my stories. I rarely think about the thematic aspects of a story, only that when I have an idea, it just sits in my head until its demand to be heard are met.

My favourite King quote?

"Go then, there are other worlds than these."

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