Do you have a favorite author? One you might stalk on social media? One who – if you saw them in person you would hyperventilate and possibly not be able to remember your own name?
AND she read Slave Space.
AND she said the nicest things about it!
“Taut, gritty, and gripping from start to finish. My kind of SF. — Holly Lisle”
If you haven’t read Holly, I highly recommend her. You can find her fiction and non-fiction books here.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go hyperventilate.
For all of you reading the Crowns Peak series – CREEPER, AVA’S QUEST, and soon-to-be-finished (I hope) LAST MAGE STANDING, have you ever wondered about the history of Ava’s home?
I have to admit, I have, and while writing last weekend, I discovered a bit more of it…
Following is an excerpt of the rough draft:
According to the one history class Ava had taken during her time at the king’s mage school, these highborn manors and the palace complex itself had been built on the bones of the old settlement when the Aeronswell family assassinated the previous monarchy for using the lowborns’ life-energy to for some nefarious purpose. Her teacher at the time, Mage Bennet, claimed that all the names of that monarchy and the spells themselves had been erased from the minds and records of Crowns Peak by the Aeronswells.
The dragon knew better.
Dragon’s Apprentice Ava has a lot more secrets in this book. Secrets that could hurt her friends, secrets that could destroy her dead father’s family, and secrets that could ruin the current monarchy of Crowns Peak.
I’m excited to find out which ones she keeps and which ones she lets slip!
How about you?