After a number of years in the making (5 to be honest…) I am excited to be finally releasing Ethaze and the Shadow Court. Ethaze and the Shadow Court is a fantasy novel for young adults and above and follows eleven year old Ethaze on her quest to free her mother from the Fae. I initially started writing the story with the desire to create a fantasy world like those shown by C.S. Lewis in The Chronicles of Narnia and Lloyd Alexander in the Chronicles of Prydain.
What always struck me about those books, besides how they remain timeless, is that the characters grow and develop as the stories progress as due to worlds around them, such as the eventual inability of animals to talk in Narnia as the world of man begins to dominate. Or the transition of Taran from boy to adult and the change in his understanding of what being a leader actually means.
Ethaze and the Shadow Court is my attempt to show more of those worlds from a different and hopefully engaging perspective. Read below for the blurb and remember to join the mailing list for updates, such as when Ethaze will be available in hardcopy and the progress I have made on the sequel (planned release early 2021).
Eleven-year-old Ethaze always believed her mother had died when she was little and that her father had abandoned her. When her Grandfather passes away, she learns her mother had been traded to the Fae. Leaving her village to rescue her mother, Ethaze discovers the existence of an uneasy truce between men, Fae and the Gods over the planes of existence.
The Order of Gafannon, a sect of blacksmiths trained in the old ways, are mankind’s protection against the Fae, providing the iron which disrupts their powers and binds them as mortals. Ethaze is drawn into the Void, the space between realities, where she encounters the imprisoned rogue Fae of the Shadow Court, those who have rejected the truce and have sought to establish their own power. Ethaze’s quest for her mother is part of something larger than she could have ever imagined.