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Spotlight on Children of Yden

ChildrenofYden 453x680Blurb: The wizard Efysian has been defeated and the Earth-born children of Yden are returning home. Many are seeking vengeance, and the Fox Clan is only too willing to harness their rage.  As Jon Hansen begins his magical training, the threat of war simmers in the background.  He struggles to balance the workload at his regular high school with the rigors of his apprenticeship on Yden. At the same time, his love life becomes increasingly more complicated. When the Fox Clan begins their siege of terror, Jon tries to stay ahead of the game. He does not yet realize a close friend will render him more vulnerable than he ever thought possible.

Excerpt:

Dorsit frowned. “The children of Yden would not return here merely to become pawns in Guinn’s game.”

“They would if they’re being lied to,” Max said. “If Guinn had told me the Dragon Clan was responsible for the death of my father, nothing would’ve stopped me from trying to take Jon apart.”

“Max is right,” Ronny said. “Most of these kids will believe anything they’re told, and they’ll be looking for revenge.”

Her words had the bitter ring of truth to them.

“That’s just great,” Jon exploded. “None of us is safe from now on. And because Guinn has a vanyean seed, Earth isn’t even a refuge anymore.”

Flourish

Children of Yden (Sequel to The Last Great Wizard of Yden)

Available for the Kindle at Amazon, for the Nook at BN.com and in all e-formats at Astraea Press.

Take the Shot – Excerpt from TOURNAMENT OF CHANCE: DRAGON REBEL

The lava tunnel opened halfway up the inner slope of volcanic crater. Heather, Manny, and Shimmer joined Dane and Joe as they peeked out from behind a tree. An impressively large brown dragon sat on a dais of white granite on the crater floor some distance below. A multifaceted Dragonstone rested next to the creature, its obsidian surface glowing with an intense inner light.

“I’ve never seen the Dragonstone shine like that before. It must be fairly bursting with magic,” Dane murmured.

“What say you, Heather?” Shimmer asked. “Can you destroy the Dragonstone from here?”

“We should get closer, old boy. Not even Sir Bast could have made that shot,” Manny said.

“Heather can do it,” Joe said.

Dane gave her an encouraging smile. “I know she can.”

Heather let a little silt drift through her fingertips to check the wind. She glanced at Shimmer and nodded. Nocking an arrow in her bowstring, she sighted her target. “Just say the word.”

An enormous troll suddenly emerged from the stand of trees ringing the lake, with a flaming spear in his fist. He ran toward the dais, roaring. The brown dragon yawned.

“He’s bored,” Manny chuckled.

As the troll threw his spear, the dragon morphed into an elderly man. With a wave of his hand, the spear splintered into a shower of sparks. With another gesture, the graybeard turned the troll into a dragon. The creature twisted into the air and then sped off into the sky.

“That man is a wizard!” Joe exclaimed.

After a long pause, Heather spoke. “Shimmer? Do I take the shot?”

But Shimmer was silent. Heather finally lowered her bow and glanced over. He and Manny were stunned beyond measure, and the color had completely drained from Dane’s face. She glanced at Joe, but he shrugged in bewilderment.

“Will somebody tell us what’s going on?” she asked.

Heather’s skill is archery.  King Chance’s skill is treachery. Who will win?

When a beautiful commoner enters the Tournament of Chance archery TOCDRSGRcompetition, her thwarted victory sparks a revolution in the oppressive kingdom of Destiny. Although Heather never believed the legends about the restoration of Ormaria, after three shape-shifting Ormarian wizards awaken from a long magical slumber, she joins their perilous quest to regain the throne. Heather battles vicious predators and angry trolls to free the wizards’ magic, but at a horrendous cost. She is unexpectedly torn from the arms of the man she loves and hurled back in time to fulfill a prophecy not yet written. The ensuing maelstrom tests Heather’s survival skills, wits, and endurance. Will she become an unwritten footnote in history, or can she trust the magic to lead her back to her one true love?

Available at Amazon.

The Last Great Wizard of Yden at Goodreads

Enter to win a paperback copy of The Last Great Wizard of Yden at Goodreads.  Giveaway begins February 4th and is open until February 18th (US only).  3 copies are available!

For his sixteenth birthday, all Jon wanted were the keys to the family car. Instead, he got a lousy magic ring…

Artistic prodigy Jon Hansen yearns to fit in, but when he stumbles onto a supernatural kidnapping, his life changes forever. Unfortunately, his search for answers uncovers a magical secret—one that makes Jon a danger to everyone around him.

The Wolf Clan wizard Efysian has been draining the magic from Yden. On a quest for eternal power, he’s willing to kill to feed his addiction. To harness the ultimate source of energy, he travels to Earth. This time, however, he has a persistent witness to his crime.

Can Jon survive long enough to outwit the most evil wizard the magical world has ever known? Or will Efysian add the young wizard to his gruesome collection of trophies? 

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~ S.G. Rogers

Why Ask Y? The Fascination With Young Adult Fantasy Fiction

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.”

– Albert Einstein

I happen to agree with Albert Einstein, which is why I’m guest blogging at Liz Botts Books on the fascination that young adult fantasy literature has for me and many others.  You can find my guest post Why Ask Y? HERE. Come on over and tell me what you like about young adult fantasy fiction.  See you there!

~ S.G. Rogers

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