Happy New Year! I hope you’re all having a great start to 2018!
I just wanted to share with you that Tides and Tomes, the conclusion to my Etchings and Embers duology will be released soon! When Jeff Wheeler asked me to write a story for the launch of the Muirwood world on Kindleworlds, I had not planned on writing a follow up to Etchings and Embers. But there was more of Mairryn and Theobald’s story to be told (as well as other characters’ stories), so I couldn’t resist. 🙂 But since the sequel spans a much longer time period, I wanted to make sure that details and events were true to Jeff’s original world and timeline, so I did a lot of research into his six-book Muirwood canon… which means this novel took longer than I had planned. But I believe fan fiction needs to fit as seamlessly as possible into the world that inspired it, so it was important to me to take that extra time and effort. I can’t wait to share the final product with you very soon!
In the meantime, I’m sharing the blurb and the cover. I hope both intrigue you!
In this decade-sweeping conclusion to the Etchings and Embers series, Mairryn is determined to pay her debt to the Awakeners, a secret society of maston women hidden within the hetaera ranks. If the Unborn ever discover the Awakeners’ deception, their punishment will surely be worse than death. But that’s a risk they’re willing to take, for the work they do will save many who would otherwise perish from the coming Scourge. That is, if Mairryn’s son—who the hetaera believe is dead—lives to carry out the deed that the Unborn wanted so desperately to prevent.
Jouvent spends his early childhood mostly sheltered from the outside world by Huette, the only mother he’s ever known. Still, she cannot shield him from the growing certainty that he’s different, nor can she keep him from the destiny he was born to fulfill.
Theobald, still committed to keeping his promise to fallen Prince Alluwyn Lleu-Iselin, is blindsided by the drastic measures Mairryn takes to protect him, Jouvent, and the rest of her family. His heart shattered, he finds solace in his visits to Jouvent, in providing him the special guidance the boy so desperately needs and that only he can give him.
But despite everything Mairryn has already sacrificed, she will be forced to make another bargain, one with an even higher price than the last. Only then does she discover the true power of love, the tenacity of friendship, and that even one small act of kindness can change the tide for many.