Mia gripped Kort’s hand tighter, and said, “Before my parents died they told me elves would come for me someday, but my father didn’t say I’d get to rescue a dragon.”
“Did your father say why he stole the Dragonstone and hid you away for twenty years?” Mia flinched. Defending her father’s decision to do just that might prove daunting considering Kort Elias was the Prince of Chalvaren, and next in line to the throne.
“He did it to prevent a war, a holy war, I think…” Mia glanced down at the sleeping dragonlet, and tried to remember all the details. “He said there was a struggle between heaven and hell, or good versus evil, if you want to think of it that way. A wizard who practiced black magic was killed for summoning unsanctioned power, and his wife went crazy. That struggle threatened to tear the seven kingdoms of Chalvaren apart, so my father took the Dragonstone so she couldn’t use it against Chalvaren.”
Kort pulled her closer, nodding, “Magic should be used to sustain life, not take it. Our alliance is at peace now, Mia … for the most part.”
Update: Chalvaren Rising is due out July 14, 2015, and I can’t wait to share this story with everyone. Check back soon for the cover reveal and pre-buy links. Hooray!!
We always got together as a family when I was a child to watch fireworks in Savannah on the 4th of July to celebrate the holiday. Where’s the best fireworks show you’ve ever seen?
Kort and Mia will face incredible odds fighting for their kingdom’s independence in my upcoming release, Chalvaren Rising. The external story provides a battleground, dragons, hearty opposition, and a chance for my Readers to cheer this couple on while they fight to ensure the freedom of their kingdom.
The internal story, though, is about family. While Chalvaren Rising is set in a fantasy world, steeped with breathtaking fantasy characters and magic, the structure is laid on the bones of the idea that love is worth fighting for. It’s about two people who fall in love, face extreme odds, and how they choose to work through opposition and stand together to protect their future dynasty.
I think the best fantasy stories in the Universe show me how similar we all are, how interconnected our hearts crave to be.
If you’d like to read more of Kort and Mia’s story, start here with Dragonstone.
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