Tuesday’s I’ll be sharing some fantasy authors with you – these are not reviews but just some authors and books I thought you’d like to check out!
If you have some budding gamers in your household who love fantasy, this is a fresh and exciting story concept – readers get to participate and shape the story as it is being written in installments. Adorable illustrations too!
The Fountain and the Flame can be found at Lightraiders.com.
Kaia had never considered death by dragon fire an honor, but her mother’s friend Malpensia disagreed.The Fountain and the Flame
A raven carrying a cryptic poem invites Kaia south from the Frost Islands to Ras Telesar, the Hill of the Fountain.
Before she can decide if she should follow, her mother is taken, accused of spreading rumors that a prophet survived Vath’s fire. The magistrate claims she is holding to an old and forbidden faith. Dragged away in the magistrate’s wagon, Kaia’s mother calls to her, telling her to seek the Hill of the Fountain. She speaks of a lullaby long forgotten.
Kaia has no choice but to do as the raven bids her. Perhaps the raven’s mysterious master can help, if she can reach Ras Telsar alive. As Kaia’s journey progresses, she begins to suspect that this is not about freeing her mother alone, but freeing all those suffering under the oppression of the nine Dragon Lords.
Each month a new chapter from award-winning author James R. Hannibal with an illustration by Ashton Corbett is published. Readers vote on what path Kaia takes, and the author writes the next chapter based upon the readers’ choice.
As a bonus, Ashton provides a time-lapse of her sketch process, allowing the readers to see exactly how she makes Kaia and her friends come alive.
Check out the first five chapters and join the first ever reader-directed fantasy.
(this series evolved from an earlier 1980’s role playing game DragonRaid and has a Christian-focused approach).