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About Ian Vroon
Everything Ian writes puts a new spin on fantasy as you know it. And when he's not writing, he's imagining his next book.
Ian loves science and incorporates it heavily into his fantasy worlds. He also loves philosophy—and since he hates going with the crowd, he resolves to take the reader on a journey of questioning and suspense, watching the characters struggle with interpreting and reacting to unfolding events.
Living near the foothills of Colorado, Ian enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife—soaking in the sights, sounds and smells of creation. But they are most passionate about their strategy games, usually spending hours or even days nerding-out on one game alone.
You can catch Ian at www.facebook.com/ianvroon.blog or his website at www.ianvroon.blog.
But now the land is withering. Mushrooms are crumbling to ash, trees turning to mush—and no one knows why.
Enter the aiethepa spore. This fungus grows fast and thick throughout Ayphae. No one knows what it does, and no one can open it. Some blame it for the withering—others think it will breathe life into the land.
Ayphae is all they know. But if they can’t crack this mystery, it may be the last thing they remember.
But where did the prophets say these things? Have you ever wondered how the Old Testament prophesied that Jesus would need to come and die for our sins?
In this dramatization, the two travelers on the road to Emmaus are confronted with a very excited Jesus who opens the Scriptures—both for them and, I hope, for you.
He came full of grace and truth—the Word made flesh, Emmanuel. But the ancient words of prophets and sages before him couldn’t prepare the world for the nature of his kingdom.
No one knew what to do with him—was he a source of healing to be milked, a source of heresy to be condemned, or something else entirely? The question of the day revolved around this carpenter from Nazareth—but they were asking the wrong question.
How people responded to this Nazarene’s identity—that was the question whose answer Jesus would draw out. His every act was a ripple in a pond, disruptive and unsettling to foes and friends alike, and revealing the hearts of men even as it fulfilled words written hundreds of years earlier. Like a raging storm, he would not be contained. He would accomplish nothing less than all the Father had sent him for.
He is, after all, Emmanuel—God with Us.
Zyal, the lovely princess of Caltswahn, can see how weak Reisor is. She has the strength to be a hero—but no one will let her. Why can’t he be more like that?
Then there’s the Master Reabehd. A hyper-intelligent squid whose tentacles stretch out for miles. He guards a treasure that, though sought by all, may be worse than death. He sees Reisor’s desperation and Zyal’s frustration as an opportunity to complete his perfect plan.
For unlike the foolish schemes of mortals, the Reabehd’s plans never fail.
Wandering through Brekh’cha are the three siblings—Reisor, Feselea and Dane—on their way to Caltswahn. They seek refuge, their lost parents—and answers to their unknown past. But they are not alone.
The hunter Titanius is here, prowling the caverns of Brekh’cha in search of them. He knows their past, their weaknesses—and he has hired an army of mercenaries to help him. Even the residents of Brekh’cha—stone creatures called geolites—are wary of him.
Enter Siege, the techno-mercenary who laid siege to an entire castle by himself. He has an interest in the siblings and their hunter—but for what? Who is he, really? No one knows—but his actions could influence the chase. In fact, he could change everything.
Seven years ago Feselea woke up with no memory of her past. Determined to understand the mystical mushroom-filled world around her, she picked up a journal at a convenience store and began writing. From her loneliness to her relationships, from thieves to getting lost, from scientific inquiries to investigations into the sentience of mushrooms, Feselea's Journal records her seven years in this new world.
This is what makes a fantasy world real—experiencing life in a strange land through the eyes of the character…until the land is less strange and just a little more like home to us. Until we can reach out and touch it. Close our eyes and imagine ourselves standing there. It's what fantasy is all about. Total immersion in the created world.