While I’m working on the second book in the Berona’s Quest series, Champion of the Earth, I’m also reading-fantasy, fantasy, and more fantasy.
Here’s the line up for the first half of the year:
January Emerald Blaze Ilona Jaffrey
February We Could Be Heroes Mike Chen
March Across the Green Grass Fields Seanan McGuire
April The Frozen Crown Greta Kelly
May The Bone Shards Daughter Andrea Stewart
June Wolf and the Woodsman Ava Reid
Thanks for stopping by my blog. You’ll find information about diverse topics, as well as links to my YouTube channel, with background on the videos. My blog features
More on the Berona’s Quest series. Come visit the Girl of Fire’s world and learn about the forces that create her destiny. Visit with your favorite characters. Learn about the philosophy that shaped the Mannites.
The schedule of the New Books Network in Fantasy and Adventure channel
podcast, which I love to host. I chat with some of the biggest names in fantasy, like R.F. Kuang and Madeline Miller, as well as discovering great new writers.
Discussion and comparison of how various novels, mostly fantasy, deal with writing issues such as voice, and dialogue.
Various and sundry other topics. I care about ecology, politics, the environment, and gender roles. I’m your typical latte-sipping East Coast liberal—except that I make my own herbal blend teas and live in Eastern Switzerland, instead of a concrete canyon.
Scroll down on my general blog to find entries on the background of the Falcon series. There’s information about Europe in the 1950s, including the forgotten IRA campaign that came before the Troubles, and an impression of post-war Munich. Our 11-day trek to Annapurna in Nepal, which is featured in The Falcon Soars, is also highlighted.
As the sun rises on a quiet Swiss mountain village in 1957, runaway Peppa Mueller wakes up naked and stranded on the roof of her employer’s manor, with no idea of how she got there. As she waits for help, she struggles to piece together fragmented memories of the previous night. Did she really witness the brutal massacre of a local family? Did she kill them? Her panic is fueled by her fear of sinister house guest Dr. Unruh—and electrifying flashes of a furious falcon, trapped inside her.
Wanted for murder, Peppa flees the police, intent on finding out if there’s a scientific explanation or if she’s just going mad. Her godfather, world-renowned chemist Dr. Kaufmann, risks his career to help her. In the meantime, Peppa fights her attraction to the handsome priest from India who offers her shelter. With their help she not only finds Dr. Unruh, but willingly places herself at his mercy. His experiments might be the reason Peppa now shares her body with a bloodthirsty bird of prey – but the revenge she plans could kill them both.