Every nation has its tales of the Stranger, even the distant Septeru... In peace or peril, the sighting of the Stranger is nothing to ignore, for he shapes the fates of the nations. You have seen him, Katryl, and I believe that there is a purpose to it, that, though not apparent yet, will prove in time to be of grave importance.
For NaNoWriMo 2015, I wrote the first book in the Firewing Chronicles, a five-book series that I've been writing since I was fourteen and which I am completely overhauling some thirteen years later. In April 2016, I wrote the second book.
Now, for NaNoWriMo 2016, I am preparing to write the third book.
Here's the synopsis of the third book:
With Lassgard embroiled in a civil war, Calthorn has sent Edric and Katryl to Septerume in hopes of securing Septerume's help in quelling the rebellion.
As Katryl adjusts to the passionate and complex people of the island, she seeks for answers about her mother's Living Stone. But the deeper Katryl delves into the secrets of the past, the more she realizes that everyone around her is keeping a secret.
Edric's secret gnaws at him until Katryl wonders if he is a very different man than she believed him to be.
The secret of The Stranger grows only deeper the more Katryl investigates.
Katryl also encounters the most secretive woman she has ever met: the Seeing Queen, who carries a secret that will change the six nations forever, a secret that makes her dangerous both to her enemies and to her friends.
And, for reasons Katryl dare not guess, the Seeing Queen has taken a special interest in Katryl.
And now for the cover...
If you're an artistic person who likes behind-the-scenes peeks, here's a video showing how I put together the cover:
Throughout NaNoWriMo, I will be sharing excerpts of the story, information about the cool real-life things I discover along the way (when I wrote THE DYING PRINCE, for example, I learned a lot about swords), daily vlogs using Snapchat filters, and more. Visit my page for THE SEEING QUEEN to keep up on the news!
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