I have been working closely with the lovely Serena Chase for several months now and I am very excited to wish her a hearty congratulations today on the long-awaited release of her debut novel, The Ryn! I had the privilege of performing both a developmental edit and a copyedit on The Ryn, and it was my introduction to Edgy Inspirational Romance. If you're a fan of fantasy with strong female leads, I think you'll love this story of a young woman's dangerous journey to discover who she is and fulfill an ancient prophecy in order to save a kingdom on the verge of ruin. Here's the book description:
DESTINED by prophecy. GUARDED by deception. PURSUED by Love.
Centuries ago, an oracle foretold of the young woman who would defeat E’veria’s most ancient enemy, the Cobelds. But after two centuries of relative peace, both the prophecy and the Cobelds have been relegated to lore—and only a few remain watchful for the promised Ryn.
Finally, a child is born who matches the oracle’s description, but a Cobeld curse accompanies her birth. Led to believe they succeeded in killing the prophesied child, the Cobelds emerge from hiding with plans to overtake the Kingdom.
But the child survived.
Secreted away and called “Rose” for the first nineteen years of her life, Rynnaia E'veri has no idea of her true identity until a chance meeting with an injured knight reveals not only her parentage and true name, but the task assigned her by the oracle: discover the Remedy that will destroy the Cobelds' power.
Now, her time has come.
Offered the assistance of pirates, scribes, storytellers, a young woman who died centuries ago, and the knight who is quickly working his way into her heart, Rynnaia is fortified with friends. But if the Ryn is to complete her task, she must come to terms with not only who she is, but for whom she must be willing to die. For the kingdom’s survival depends on her.
THE RYN begins an epic re-imagining of the classic Grimm fairy tale, Snow White & Rose Red. Book Two, THE REMEDY, is scheduled for release April 2013.
Guess who's hard at work right now copyediting The Remedy? wink, wink!
The Ryn is available now on Amazon, or you can head over to Serena's website for her launch day giveaway with three chances to win!
An early review just came in over at Relz Reviewz, and you can enter to win a copy of The Ryn there too! She says: Serena Chase’s The Ryn is a beautifully rendered allegorical fantasy that captured my imagination from the beginning, my heart halfway through, and my soul by the final pages.
You can also find Serena at USA Today's romance fiction blog, Happy Ever After, where she is a frequent contributor.
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