Have you ever sparked an unforgivable disaster?
Isiilde has, and now she must live with her mistake.
"A must-read fantasy from the realm of imagination itself." -Readers' Favorite
Coveted by men and gods alike, Isiilde is destined to be sold when she comes of age. She is a nymph - a faerie in a realm of humans who view her kind as slaves. Threatened with imprisonment, her formidable guardian, Oenghus Saevaldr, flees with her to the Isle of Wise Ones to beseech a mad seer for refuge.
A secret sways the seer, but his choice comes at a cost. A thousand wars have been fought over possession of a single nymph, and this one's mere presence proves lethal. Isiilde's strange affinity with fire, stemming from Chaos itself, makes her a dangerous prize.
As Oenghus strives to carve a future for the nymph, Isiilde trembles on a precipice, caught between the lust of men, the greed of kings, and an eternal struggle for dominance. As three powerful kingdoms vie to own her, the fire in her blood awakens, sparking a cataclysm that spirals into disaster.
A unique fantasy for fans of Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss who love compelling characters and outstanding world-building.
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For a number of years I published A Thread in the Tangle on Wattpad for readers to read for free, but due to Amazon's exclusivity contract I can no longer have the entire book here. I'm keeping the first thirteen chapters of A Thread in the Tangle here as a teaser. The entire series, Legends of Fyrsta, can be found on Amazon (ebook and paperback), and the paperbacks can be bought on Createspace, Indiebound, and Barnes and Noble. Feel free to check out my website and follow me on various social media sites.
Thank you to all my past readers, and all my future ones!
The 'strong female' is really popular in fiction these days. Sixteen year-olds seem to know more than the adults in the book. They are harder, extremely capable, and more emotionally stable than the adults. Oh yes. And they will not be rescued by a man, or anyone else for that matter. But they don't do it quietly... there's always a long proud speech about how independent they are. And to show their toughness, the girl always punches a guy in the face, because in the 'strong female' genre, that's somehow a sign of strength.
The teenage girl is usually an awkward bookworm, who totally rocks every dress she puts on, and is either a kickass fighter, or she learns to fight in a two day long training montage (key in Rocky music) before her mentor is tragically murdered. There's usually a hot guy thrown into the mix. Or two. A six-pack, perfectly ruffled hair, and did I mention he's HAWT? Never mind how he treats her. What he looks like matters most. Right?
Those books are fine, and fun. But you won't find any of that in this series. Isiilde is not strong, she's not particularly brave or capable, and she's so very inexperienced. The young don't have a cushion of emotional experience to fall back on when things go wrong.
That's what makes growing up so difficult. And sometimes, painful.
Tears are not a sign of weakness, mistakes are not a stamp of incompetence, and sometimes—most of the time—courage is found in the smallest of acts. Like climbing to your feet when all you want to do is lay down and die.
If you are looking for a kickass female protagonist, you won't find it in this series. But what you will find is a story of innocence and brutality, of love and loss, and courage and hope.
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A Thread in the Tangle (Legends of Fyrsta #1)Fantasy
✴︎Featured on Wattpad✴︎ In a shattered realm where gods breathe and battle, sixteen-year-old Isiilde must find her feet among people who both despise and crave her kind. She trembles on a precipice, caught between the lust of men, the greed of kings...