Carreg Tan is a peaceful kingdom, watched over by a protective and benevolent Dragon Queen. It is thrown into sudden despair when the Queen’s own guard, known as The Six, overthrow her, murdering her and seizing power. Her son Ifan and daughter Crystin are forced to run for their lives.
Only females can take dragon form, meaning that Carreg Tan’s only hope is Crystin. Yet many challenges lie along her path to power; the greatest of them all being survival.
Murderers, mercenaries and malevolent beasts are not all that Crystin must overcome to achieve her one, single goal; to regain power. But can she do it, and will the world be better for it if she does?
A tale of grim, dark fantasy following the fortunes of a young heiress who has to fight at every turn to take back what is hers, whatever the cost.
About the author
I am an author of horror/supernatural fiction as S P Oldham. I have a website, So Lost in Words, where I welcome constructive comments and questions should you want to pay me a visit: https://solostinwords.com/. There are also some shorter pieces of my writing and other bits and bobs on there too.
The races enjoy the fruits of the first political alliances. Kings hold feasts, while a diligent few smell war on the wind. The perception of peace fades with the division of the Elven House and rumors of a dragon moving north. The fires of war are soon kindled. Continue reading Drean: Dragons Rising by James Brooks
Selected as one of NPR’S Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of All Time
The #1 New York Times bestselling author’s ultimate edition of his wildly successful first novel featuring his “preferred text”—and including his special Neverwhere tale, “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back”
Published in 1997, Neverwhere heralded the arrival of a major talent and became a touchstone of urban fantasy. Over the years, a number of versions were produced both in the U.S. and the U.K. Now Gaiman’s preferred edition of his classic novel reconciles these works and reinstates a number of scenes cut from the original published books. Continue reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
The universe will never be the same
Thirty years after the Battle of the Twin Suns…
Smuggling weapons to rebel forces seeking to overthrow the Federation proved successful for the Silver Dragon crew. As war encroaches on the known galaxy, the crew’s personal agendas surface. Amye Jones especially seeks to escape her own sultry past, face her drinking abuse and deal with her perfect sister’s taunting. Continue reading Enter The Sandmen (The Silver Dragon Chronicles Book 1) by William Schlichter
Today we have the pleasure to get to know closely Walter Rhein. Author of several novels and creator of fantasy worlds, thank you for being here 🙂
Explain to us in two lines who is Walter Rhein.
I’m a writer for several small press publishers including Perseid Press, Burning Bulb Publishing, and Harren Press. I grew up in Wisconsin, and spent 10 years in Lima, Peru in my 20s.
When did you decide you would try your luck as a writer?
I had a short story accepted for publication in a high school journal when I was a freshman. Continue reading Interview with Walter Rhein
Terra Australis is a newly discovered, hypothetical island. Cartographers have tried to map its surface before. But those are stories lost in the winds of time. Our story follows Pen Octavio as he attempts to be the first of so many to map the island, and discovers that God only knows what everything has been building to. Terra is a land of mystery and enchantment, with shadowed forests and rhino castles. It’s a ride into another world, a look at the things we really value. Continue reading “Terra Australis” by Hyäne Sawbones
Gothic-medieval meets steampunk in the epic fantasy novel, Beyond Falcon’s Reach…
With the ancient blood-pact between landfolk and mountain-people at a precipice, Mourde Cullis buries himself into torturous experiments, seeking a mythical elixir of near-immortality. Continue reading “Beyond Falcon’s Reach” by Jay Northearn
A liar. A lover. A cheat. A man lost to his inner demons. An innocent girl. The Devil himself. A ghost. A mother. Some of the people you will meet along the way belong in darkness, a few of them in light. Much like in life. But regardless of where they belong, they all deserve to have their stories told. This is not a traditional anthology, in the sense that it is not a collection of stories by multiple authors. Continue reading “Grimmest Things” by Honey Due
In Albia, the Fourth Realm, the precious Artesan gift is dying. Although born to the craft, Taran struggles to achieve his potential. Against his friends’ advice, he embarks on a foolhardy plan to acquire the teaching he craves. Alone, he crosses into Andaryon, the Fifth Realm, but instead of finding a mentor, he stumbles upon a treacherous plot.
In the wake of Taran’s actions, Albia suffers a series of vicious raids. Major Sullyan of the High King’s forces is sent to oppose them. But a dark and treacherous force is moving through the realms and both Taran and Sullyan will feel its power. Continue reading BOOK EXCERPT – “Artesans of Albia” Book One – King’s Envoy by Cas Peace – series endorsed by Janet E. Morris