We are excited to reveal the cover art for The Banished Craft by Anna Rettberg. The cover depicts a scene from Chapter 3: “The Way Things Are”
A successful Kickstarter campaign ensures that The Banished Craft will be completed next Spring.
The book’s trailer has been released as part of a Kickstarter crowdfunding project. Please check it out and consider pre-ordering your copy today!
Struggling to solve the mystery of her parents' murder, Cor comes across a mystery much deeper—a secret society who predicted that someday their world would be devastated. That time is now. In a world where women are not allowed to read, live alone, or pursue knowledge Cor presses forward, discovering a new magic and the power to wield it. A world away, Atesh works in the Imperial Labs, devoting his study to the turmoil destroying his home and endangering dragonkind. Instead he discovers a long-hidden truth. Humans are real.
A quirky and modern take on dragons and wizards, The Banished Craft begins the genre-bending Shkode fantasy trilogy about a split world, exploring themes of identity, prejudice, violence, compassion, and the ways we are all connected.
The Shkode trilogy is written for adults but is suitable for mature young adults.
The Midwest Independent Publishers Association has announced the 2014 Midwest Book Award finalists, and Spireseeker is one of them.
The winners will be announced in St. Paul on May 14th.
The entire list of finalists is posted on the MIPA website.
We have several exciting announcements coming soon – including details on the Shkode Trilogy, upcoming signing events, and a Reddit.com event.
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Three hundred years prior to the events of the epic novel Spireseeker, Princess Byrn has been exiled from the castle at Riverbend Fortress, leaving her tyrant brother to rule all of Fayen. Faced with certain death if she reveals her own survival, she must choose between her own life and the well-being of the people that she loves, when her brother brings her home to the brink of a bloody war. Byrn soon finds that she is not alone. With help from her father's spy network and a race of elves claiming special powers, she sets her sights on the one place where she can end the violence: her father's throne. Follow Byrn's journey as she struggles to defeat her brother and reclaim peace and prosperity for all of Fayen.
As family and friends are taken from their midst and turned to a life of mindless devotion to their new Master, the creatures of Fayen begin to lose hope. But none of this suffering has reached the peaceful island where Beryl lives with her grandparents. Then one day her family is attacked, and Beryl is forced to flee the only home she’s ever known. As she travels, Beryl discovers who, and what, she really is.
Torn between self-doubt and the blind courage that comes from necessity, she marches bravely to confront evil, meeting friends and enemies along the way.