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.
"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 -
"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.)