From the Author
I hadn't targeted any specific age group while writing this book, although I feel the YA and NA category would be apt if I'm asked to categorize this. Fans of J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin and Christopher Paolini would love this; because most of the writing falls into the genre defined by these authors--penned down in books like Harry Potter, Hobbit, Eragon and A Game of Thrones.
What is this book about?
It's about Jack, a Knight Internee in the modern Otherworld--a world hidden from us using Merlin-Grade magic. He's got a provisional knighthood issued by his Academy of equestrian and magical studies, and to get his Accolades and get dubbed as a knight, he needs to achieve valor points by accomplishing feats.
Jack gets himself entangled with a witch who's set up for the witch trials based on false charges, and he needs to make dreadful choices, the outcome of which can result in dire consequences. It's a battle for justice he fights--dancing between life and death, knighthood and treachery, love and corruption.
What's the Otherworld all about?
Drawn in parallel to the otherworldly concepts I gathered from various cultures and folklore, the Otherworld in my tale is a 21st-century version of a world which skipped the Steam Era and Industrialisation. The main technology here is magic, mostly powered by fairy dust of various breeds of fairies and pixies; and hence it retains a certain medieval flavor.
You can read more at my blog: ennfort.com/otherworld
Is this an Arthurian retelling?
Although the Otherworld is based on Arthurian history and heritage, this is not an Arthurian retelling. Only a few elements from the legend exists within this tale. Moreover, the Otherworld is set in a group of islands in the Atlantic, hidden in a fold of space and time. So, even though the setting is medieval, the overall feel is modern due to the New Arthurian Calendar System that unifies the World and the Otherworld.
There's a lot to talk about when it comes to tales of the Otherworld, so read the book for more details on otherworldly chivalry and magical realism.