Here’s the back cover description…and a cover teaser! Enjoy!
The Cliffs of Connemaigh
“The world is forever changed. Two dimensions are now one, and our heroine, Elaine Castle, a human, is navigating a world filled with dragons, orcs, and a mysterious enemy utilizing every power at its disposal to make sure that Elaine does not survive to unite the humans, Forest Elves, and Sky Elves. Our heroine is a wielder – a magic wielder, that is, and she definitely retains ancestral memory of being an elf, but is Elaine a helmannigr, a human born with an elven soul?
While she trains and her teacher tries to determine if she is, indeed, helmannigr, she fights with her blocks against two of the seven elements that all wielders have access to. These blocks are killing her, as magic kills the untrained. Is the answer in Connemaigh, the abandoned city of the Sky Elves that she arrived at in The Autumn of the Whitewood, or is it elsewhere in this new and dangerous world?
An epic fantasy with elements of romance, a hint of sci-fi, and a creative plot, The Cliffs of Connemaigh uses traditional fantasy tropes with new twists, and challenges the boundaries of the genre of fantasy.”
So I have another 5 star review. This time on Goodreads.
This book is fabulous. The author gives enough information to let the reader’s imagination do the work, but not so much that it’s overwhelming or obnoxious. It focuses on a heroine, which I was really excited to find; in fantasy, from what I’ve noticed, the protagonist is a male, but this book challenges that. The writing is styled well, showing the character’s thoughts and giving them voices of their own while retaining the voice of the author in the storytelling. The author’s style is almost scientific, but warm, and not quite as distant, which mirrors the protagonist’s profession as a a biologist.
Beyond that, the story, while a little predictable at some points, often leaves the reader guessing, and doesn’t immediately resolve the problems presented to the protagonist. The characters are complex, and very human, including the protagonist. In addition, the supporting characters are also well-developed and it’s obvious that each of them has a life before the story, and the part they are playing in it. It seems as if the characters take on a life of their own. It’s paced a little slower at the start, but is intriguing and quickly picks up. Overall, The Autumn of the Whitewood is an excellent read. — Autumn Griego
So I finally did it. I made a map in Photoshop of my merged worlds. Enjoy! And yes, this will be in my books from here on out (might be in black and white depending upon the version).