I swore I would not start another blog. This is my third…no…fourth. I will not (insert defeated chuckle) post much here. The title Caverns of Xanthorpe is a paean to days past, when an idea struggled for supremacy with life itself. It is also an important setting that will appear throughout my New Kingdoms series of novels.
Night’s Edge, book one in the series, introduces readers to Xanthorpe, as well as Atrius – a young man preparing to graduate from Fraxin Academy. Atrius has studied to be a Keeper, a sort of protector of the forests, if you will. His career choice did not go down a treat with his father Damien – the Baron of Fraxin. Alas, for reasons that will become clear, that conflict of interest will remain unresolved for a very long time.
Night’s Edge also features Raven Wind, a tribal girl banished for daring to participate in a ritual reserved for warriors only, i.e. men. Raven’s father is Tall Bear, the chief. He has the unenviable task of banishing his own daughter – his only child – and declaring her dead. Which is what she will be if she does not obey the banishment order and leave their village forever.
New Kingdoms tells the tale of these three diverse characters, how they come together, and how their relationships with each other – and others – affect the destiny of Remoh, the world in which they live. I know, it’s a heavy burden for teenagers to bear, but the actions and decisions made by these two young adults, both seventeen, will alter the eternal destiny of Remoh and all her people, forever.
Oh, I nearly forgot. This Xanthorpe character. He’s a bit of a mystery, I’m afraid. You’ll have to keep an eye out for New Kingdoms updates to learn more about him.
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