Friday, 2 October 2015

Guest Post with Elisabeth Wheatley, author of The Key of Amatahns

The Key of Amatahns (Argetallam Saga #1)
Behind 296 Pages
Released: 18 March 2015
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Inkspelled Faery
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At the Other End:
In a land where those with magic are esteemed and revered, Janir guards a secret that would send her to the headsman's block at a word. As one of the reviled Argetallams, she has the power to destroy enchantments and steal others' magic—an ability that has caused bloodshed for generations.

Raised as the illegitimate daughter of an influential lord, she was determined to turn her back on her heritage, but when her power manifests, leaving a nobleman dead, she has no choice but to flee her adoptive home. In exile with the help of a fearless young enchanter and an elf sworn to protect her, she finds herself entangled in a quest to hide an ancient artifact from the kingdom’s enemies.

But they are not the only ones after the relic and soon their paths cross with a rival from Janir's distant childhood. With no hope of help or rescue, the fate of nations will depend on a fifteen year old girl and her mastery of powers she doesn't understand.

Elisabeth Wheatley began what would be her first novel at eleven and hasn’t stopped writing since. When she’s not daydreaming of elves, vampires, and/or hot guys in armor, she can be found wasting time on the internet, fangirling over her latest obsession, and pretending to be a functional citizen.

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When I first wrote Saoven, he was a little (a lot) stereotypical as far as heroes go. But I was like eleven when I wrote the first draft, what can I say? Hopefully, my writing has become more dimensional since, but I still have a soft spot for chivalric-types.

Chaol (Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas)

Chaol is the best thing in this bloody series. End of story. No room for contestation.

Faramir (The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien)

One of my early crushes and definitely a favorite across genres, the second son of Denethor was brave, courageous, kind, self sacrificial, and embodied everything a hero is supposed to be. What’s not to love?

Kye (Mark of the Mage by R.K. Ryals)

Oh, my baby Kye. You feel horrible for him because of the bad things he was forced to participate in for the sake of maintaining his position and smuggling people to safety. You adore him because of everything else. Seriously, it is impossible not to adore him.

Taliesan (The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander)

I have difficulty discussing this one without tears, but I can…nope, not going to happen. Give me a moment to go sob in the corner.

Elend (The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson)  

OH MY GOSH ELEND! What can I say? I dig bookish boys who just want to save everyone. Even if they are a little over-idealist and have to “grow up” for the sake of their kingdom, Elend is one of my dearest children—I mean, favorite characters.

~ Elisabeth

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