I'm currently deep in the throes of preparing two releases in the Daughter of Light trilogy. The first release (May 5th) will be Isolt's Enchantment. This short novel is a prequel to the trilogy. It tells Ryder's story in Idonne, and includes seven other tales, including the creation of the Whole. These tales were written ages ago, when I was creating the world, and have been added and removed more than once from the main books. However, I've always believed that nothing happens in a vacuum, and the events that lead up to Melia's journey have been critical to the development of her story. I've been intending to publish these stories for over two years, as I think readers will enjoy learning more about Ryder and the historical forces that he and Melia must ultimately face, so I'm very excited about this upcoming release. The second release, Half Mortal, is scheduled for late June, early July. And I promise, Melia's transformation within it's pages is going to be epic!
If you're still wondering whether or not you'd enjoy Melia's story/adventure/quest, AimeeKay has just written a thorough review of Nandana's Mark on her blog. (Nandana's Mark being the first part of Half Faerie.)
Thank you, Aimee!
Let's start with the story and world that the author has brought to life. I got the impression when I first started reading that it wasn't going to be as deep as it was. But Garrett's story has so many layers to it. The way she has woven them altogether is truly talented. The book is about so much more than just Melia and her family. Yes, it is their story, but it is also the story of the entire enchanted and mortal world. The author's descriptions bring the landscape itself to life. Whether it's the eternal summer of the faerie's world or the island Melia's father lives on in the mortal realm. It really feels as if you're right there. Plus as the book progresses more and more of the rich history and legends of Garrett's world is revealed. I was incredibly impressed with how well everything was woven together and the way the author decided to reveal the secrets of Melia, her family and her world with each page.
The story is intriguing and holds the reader's attention from beginning to end. The author reveals just enough to keep the momentum going. But she does it in such a way that you don't become frustrated over the fact that at the end of the book everything hasn't come close to being resolved...
Read the rest of the review at AimeeKay's Reviews & Other Awesome Randomness!