Here’s some information on OF GOLD AND FIRE in the form of a short elevator speech (work in progress):
From high in mountains of the southern wastelands, Astara DiRel knew nothing of civilization before slavers in flying beasts stole her away from her isolated but peaceful tribe. After surviving Indoctrination, being infused with the potent magical power of the Fayn as all slaves are, she is sold to a noble family in the former imperial city of Rykon. A captive in this brutal, alien culture, Astara quickly learns the key to her survival is to adapt quickly to use that which rendered her a slave: her magic.
Enslaved as a child, Dahlia Vessa, an enchanting Deyrathi dancer, believes nothing is free, and balances a dangerous double life as an entertainer in chains while spying on her masters for a nameless, clandestine organization. Astara’s sale to her masters’ house causes Dahlia to question not only the horrors of her subjugation but to consider the unthinkable: what would it be like to be free?
But when Dahlia’s double lives finally meet, and she is thrown into an impenetrable imperial prison, Astara commits everything she has to save her sister in chains, and the two women discover that they are bound far deeper than simply being chained.
Alright, so the blurb, elevator speech–whatever you want to call it–is not yet final or perfect. But many of the overarching themes and plot points are here. We’ll post more information in the near future!
Also to be included on this blog/website are novellas (some which are already in the works!) and sneak peeks. Be ready; it’s going to be awesome!