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In each book, someone from Earth is transported to Narenta, to serve their people in a unique way during a time of peril. Cara, the woman on the "Seabird" cover, is the first and she's convinced some Narentan magician made a pretty bizarre mistake.
Even if it is a mistake and Cara's not the one who was supposed to come, the daemagos have decided to kill her.
I am currently revising the first draft of "Earthbow" the sequel, for Gryphonwood. I hope to post extracts on my blog beginning in the next few weeks.
I plan at least two more books in the Narentan Tumult series. One is "Marooned". The other is an untitled book that wants to be its own trilogy. Fifty plus chapters for The Behemoth are filed on my computer under "The Gryphon and The Basilisk".
Other interests are meditation with or without walking a labyrinth, my faith, filk music, folk music, world music especially Putumayo recordings, my two cats (Khiva & Vartha). Uh, yeah. I confess, a few television shows-- CSI, CSI: Miami, Numb3rs and Without a Trace. And Bones!
Dark chocolate isn't bad either.
Originality - 4/5
Writing Style - 4/5
Plot - 5/5
Characters - 5/5
Aesthetics - 4/5
A new epic fantasy in the same... Read more
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Best Good vs. evil quest saga since tolkien. Christianity is never mentioned, but the God figure is similarly personal, wise, powerful, compassionate, etc.Published on June 15, 2009 by Gary Fairman
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I regularly make it a point to try a new author, and more often than not I'm glad I did. Seabird is no exception. Read morePublished on July 15, 2008 by Grant Lyle