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The Sorcerer Queen Out Now!

by | Aug 25, 2018 | Books

Launch Day is finally here! My new book, The Sorcerer Queen, comes out today! In many ways, as many writers will attest, writing and publishing a book is somewhat akin to having a baby. It begins with a gleam in the eye, there is a long gestation

period in which the baby grows and takes shape, and then come the birth pangs until, finally, you are holding your newborn in your arms. And then, of course, you want everyone to meet this little bundle of joy. So it has been with each of my books, and this one is no different.

I do hope my readers will enjoy meeting the “players” who populate this story, which is framed as a play and told in a lyrical, fast-paced rhythm of rhyming quatrains. There is the aging King Sagan, trying to undo the curse of Caravaille, which brings bloodshed every time a king dies. There are his three young nephews, each a potential heir. There is a mysterious goldspun weaver, whose whereabouts no one can uncover. And there is an ancient adversary hidden deep in a cave, whom the king must eventually face if he is to save his people. This is a young adult fantasy, but like many fairytales, has layers that go deeper than the whimsy, magic and adventure of the story. For it is also an allegory for all ages that speaks to the journey of the soul and the hidden dark tunnels we must traverse if we are to accomplish the spiritual tasks of our lives.

It also speaks symbolically of the power of the feminine. For while a king rules the land, and he will name one of his nephews as heir, it is in fact a woman who controls everything. And though the king thinks he—or his heir—will solve the riddle of the curse, it is the power of the female that will bring everything full circle. I did not consciously put any of this into the story, but discovered it, as I hope my readers will, upon reading the whole once it was finished. In a sense the story asks the question: does the masculine, outer power base represent the ego mind through which most of us live our lives and see the world, while the inner feminine energy represents the soul and the true paths we must take if we are to grow and make ourselves whole, whether we are aware or not?

I think of The Sorcerer Queen as a medieval verse tapestry, and I do hope you will all enjoy the magic, mystery and perhaps touch of the mystical that is woven through it!

period in which the baby grows and takes shape, and then come the birth pangs until, finally, you are holding your newborn in your arms. And then, of course, you want everyone to meet this little bundle of joy. So it has been with each of my books, and this one is no different.

I do hope my readers will enjoy meeting the “players” who populate this story, which is framed as a play and told in a lyrical, fast-paced rhythm of rhyming quatrains. There is the aging King Sagan, trying to undo the curse of Caravaille, which brings bloodshed every time a king dies. There are his three young nephews, each a potential heir. There is a mysterious goldspun weaver, whose whereabouts no one can uncover. And there is an ancient adversary hidden deep in a cave, whom the king must eventually face if he is to save his people. This is a young adult fantasy, but like many fairytales, has layers that go deeper than the whimsy, magic and adventure of the story. For it is also an allegory for all ages that speaks to the journey of the soul and the hidden dark tunnels we must traverse if we are to accomplish the spiritual tasks of our lives.

It also speaks symbolically of the power of the feminine. For while a king rules the land, and he will name one of his nephews as heir, it is in fact a woman who controls everything. And though the king thinks he—or his heir—will solve the riddle of the curse, it is the power of the female that will bring everything full circle. I did not consciously put any of this into the story, but discovered it, as I hope my readers will, upon reading the whole once it was finished. In a sense the story asks the question: does the masculine, outer power base represent the ego mind through which most of us live our lives and see the world, while the inner feminine energy represents the soul and the true paths we must take if we are to grow and make ourselves whole, whether we are aware or not?

I think of The Sorcerer Queen as a medieval verse tapestry, and I do hope you will all enjoy the magic, mystery and perhaps touch of the mystical that is woven through it!

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