In the mood for some epic fantasy? Here’s one I’ve been working on, under the pseudonym J.D. Rinehart. It’s a sweeping saga of magic and monsters, wizards and war, set in the far-off kingdom of Toronia. Publishers Simon and Schuster call it “a Game of Thrones for a younger audience” and I’m cool with that.
There are three books in the series. The first – Crown of Three – is now available as a hardback, ebook and audiobook, with the paperback edition due out in just a couple of weeks. You won’t have long to wait for the next instalment, because book two – The Lost Realm – will be published in May. As for the third volume, hey, give me a chance to finish writing the damn thing.
So what’s the first book about? Here’s the blurb:
Family secrets combine with fantasy in this epic tale of battle, magic, strange creatures, power, and fate. Separated at birth, triplets Tarlan, Elodie, and Gulph have grown up knowing nothing about each other. However, an ancient prophecy says that the three will one day be reunited, overthrow the king, and bring peace to the land.
Each of the triplets has a special power that sets him or her apart from other people. Tarlan can speak to animals. Elodie can hear the voices of ghosts. And Gulph can become invisible. But what use are these abilities if they can’t stay alive long enough to claim the throne?
As three new stars shine in the nighttime sky, events are driving them together, but will the triplets live? Let alone rule?
The book’s aimed at middle-grade readers, but if you’re a fan of my adult fiction you’ll be pleased to know I haven’t pulled any punches when it comes to the grisly death scenes. You can’t win back a kingdom without spilling a little blood, right? Okay. Maybe a lot of blood …