As a self-published writer of fantasy who has been around for a while now, I’ve had the opportunity to interact with some awesome people. I’ve been able to chat with my personal writing hero, R.A. Salvatore, interview the creators of awesome fantasy games, and of course, work on my series to a level I wouldn’t have dreamed up sixteen years ago.
One of the coolest things that I’ve been able to do, however, is band together with authors just like me. L.E.Parr has been a consistent ally of ours, and I cannot sing her praises enough.
Parr’s tales exist around a series called Fariidinus (though she’s expanding beyond that soon enough). Her world takes place on and beyond the reaches of contemporary Earth, and revolves around a fairy realm—but these aren’t your prim and proper, delicate little garden loiterers. No, these fairies will give you a run for your money, since they’re both beautiful and deadly.
A heart broken exile will do just about anything to have her wings restored including returning to her homeland to start a war.
Kirin, a young fariidinus fey, is judged and condemned to the knife. After her wings are removed, she is exiled to the mainland where she is rescued by Stone, a young man who is part of a group of Heartland expatriates. The expatriates have long had a plan to restore the wings of a fariidinus with the right gifts in order to send her back into the Heartland as a weapon against the evil Highmother, Letal. Kirin is bitter and angry and not sure she wants to be part of the plan until Letal brings her war to the mainland and there is no other choice but to fight back.
With as much as Parr has written (and continues to write), this book is sure to be thought of very fondly. It’s the first tale in a series that continues to grow and surprise, and it catches your attention instantly. The series is about to grow even bigger, with two more books right around the corner.
For now though, it’s a good time to check out this first book on Amazon. You’ll want to be caught up on the preceding books before the fifth and sixth release!
Mike is the GM and host of podcast, Looking for RPG: Tellest and former co-host of the podcasts That's Entertainment and OuaT: The Unofficial Once Upon a Time Podcast
Mike also is the creator of Tellest, a world full of fantasy and super heroes!