Wednesday, September 18, 2013

And So It Begins.....

“…and so shall each of the house of Ka’Andharra fall in their turn, but not ere they have fulfilled their purpose.”The Book of Illumination

Welcome to Emrysia... 
(site still under construction)

You are about to enter an uncharted continent in the Chimera Sea, a land peopled with races and creatures straight from the imagination of our world, and a time preceding our own.  Where good and evil defy definition. Where luminaries empathetically “assume” the sick and wounded while struggling to understand the redemptive value of suffering. Where merfolk and fauen, wulfen and praircats must learn to coexist or witness as their world becomes extinct under the Kra'nochta Empaana, the Reign of Shadow.

In The Three Sisters trilogy, backbone of the five book Emrysia series, Aryelle, Lureli, and Eleanor journey to the Great Summit and beyond to discover the truth about themselves, their people, and the land in which they live.

Volume One entitled Awakening introduces us to the first "sister", Aryelle. As Aryelle’s questana leads her out of Ka’Andharra and into the arena on Mt. Cor, the delicate luminarie maiden must either take wing to save herself, or face death at the hands of the brutal Aurrac chieftains, and come to realize what true sacrifice means. 

Volume Two, Lament, shifts the focus to voluptuous mer-maiden Lureli and her mysterious past, while chronicling the companions’ continued journey. Volume Three Endurance recounts the measures each of the “sisters” must take to save Emrysia, and how, as eldest, fauen Eleanor must lay down self doubt to take up the helm of leadership. 

A sequel Flaming Arrows and prequel The Daughters of K’dharron are simmering on the back burner - these will flesh out the Emrysia chronicles for those who can't get enough......... and possibilities for expanding the series further exist, since I've created comprehensive genealogies and plot twists for various characters. Young adult readers, particularly the growing demographic of fantasy aficionados that are female, will find in these pages a thrilling tale that speaks to them on so many levels.

Author's Bio & Comments

C. A. Morgan is a wife and mother of five, artist, writer, singer/performer, former teacher, blogger ( and is currently working to put kids thru college --- in other words, a very busy woman! She earned her degree in Commercial Art from Michigan’s Ferris State University years ago, but for the last twenty, has called Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom home. This is her first published novel.
"I wrote Awakening while also teaching music part-time, accepting the occasional copy writing and free-lance commercial art commission, and raising my (then four, now five) young children. Though primarily an artist, I’ve had numerous articles published in local papers, with my lone foray into the children’s literature industry resulting in the sale of a short story to Instructor Magazine.  Since that time, I've known I would fulfill my dream of being a published author. Besides believing that a meaningful story, well told, is meant to be shared, I echo Aryelle in the sentiment that our gifts are not just for ourselves. I hope you enjoy discovering Emrysia as much as I have enjoyed creating it."

Praise for this author's work -

“C. A. Morgan transports readers to a beautifully imagined kingdom, at once fantastic and familiar.  Like the worlds of Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, in Emrysia Awakening, good and evil continue to battle, and the young protagonists face choices that challenge their loyalty, courage, and human desires.  A riveting read for young and old adults…..”
                                                                                    -Sally Ryder Brady, author of A Box of Darkness

C.A. Morgan’s Emrysia is a delight––a thoroughly enchanting, action-filled fantasy/adventure tale, in which two young royal cousins set forth on a coming-of-age quest, and encounter much more than they had bargained for: treachery, dark magic, outrageous and wonderful characters and cultures, and extraordinary challenges. Above all, the two are confronted with the need to use their own greatest gifts and deepest understandings to combat an overwhelming evil that threatens to destroy their world. In the tradition of Madeleine L’Engle, Tolkein and C.S. Lewis, this tale is compelling and thought-provoking from first page to last.
                               - Reeve Lindbergh, poet, novelist & author of over 25 books for children & adults

"Awakening introduces us to an enchanting trio of young women of mythical parentage who embark on a journey of self-discovery in a world slowly consumed by evil. They face treachery, betrayal and brutish thuggery, but budding friendship and self-giving love guide them in their quest to save their world before it is lost in darkness. I can't wait for the adventure's next installment." 

                                                                              - Ron DeKett, Editor of The Greenville News (S.C.)

Additional comments from Reeve Lindbergh:

“…. beautifully written and absolutely captivating---very, very hard to put down.  Aryelle's journey toward her own growth is strong and sure, and the characters she meets along the way are stunning! Wicked and/or funny and truly good and darkly evil, and then, often, so unexpectedly  funny.....I love the Aurrac sisters, and Lureli, and Rona, and Bel, and the lovely/scary Wulfen who sacrificed themselves so nobly....and the story of the poor "deformed" children and the horror of Borrac, and on and on.....such a talented storyteller. I can't wait for the next one!”

Jacket Synopsis for Awakening

Heir to the exalted Seat of Ka’Andharra, luminarie maiden Aryelle challenges both boundaries and abilities when she leaves behind her sheltered, tree-born realm. Saddled with the care of her young cousin, she traverses the magical, shifting landscape of Emrysia, making important new friends - and enemies - along the way. As their perilous trek leads them into the darkest of places, can Aryelle choose between saving herself and risking everything to become what she was born to be?