Hello and Happy Monday! Today is release day for Eye of the Soul by Terri Rochenski. Be sure to enter the giveaway for the gift card at the end of this post!
As a fellow fantasy author, I was curious to know what Terri enjoys about writing fantasy. With that, I will let Terri take it away!
My love of fantasy started as a child when someone read The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe to me. I decided I should have been born Lucy, that Narnia could be found in every closet. The farm house I grew up in, unfortunately, didn’t agree, and my spirits ended up sunk in the bottom of a cistern. Once I realized the fantasy world existed solely in my mind, I became a voracious reader and daydreamer, often staying up until after midnight to devour all of C.S. Lewis’s books—countless times.
In 8th grade, I decided to write a story of my own. Gundi’s Great Adventure was about a little gnome who went on a quest to save mythical creatures from the big bad guy…whatever his name was. Well, GGA never hit shelves, and I eventually gave up to focus on school and life. The writing bug bit once more while in my 20s, and I haven’t stopped since.
Although I’ve grown into a woman and have had children of my own, I still find myself getting excited when a Lord of the Rings is on TV. And, don’t even get me started on Game of Thrones! Sometimes a person just needs an escape, and I prefer medieval worlds with magic and intrigue.
When the need to escape reality hit you, where does your mind go?
Thanks for stopping by, Terri! I totally relate to the escape! It’s one of the reasons I enjoy writing fantasy, too.
As for Game of Thrones, gah! June better come around quick!
And now for the book details…
Eye of the Soul
Pool of Souls #1
Fantasy Novel By Terri Rochenski
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: January 9, 2017
Keywords: Fantasy, Medieval, Adult, Novel
That should be Hyla’s first thought as her people are chained and imprisoned for no imaginable reason.
Instead, Hyla finds herself traveling through a land void of Natives, with human soldiers pillaging in desperate pursuit of her, and in search of the mystical Pool of Souls—home to the one man who can save her people.
Or so she believes.
Led by her faith in the deity Fadir, Hyla is met along her journey by Jadon—a human male and fierce King’s warrior, and his childhood best friend Conlin—one of the few Natives aware of his Fadir-given Talents.
Protected by Jadon, guided by Conlin, and with an unfailing belief in the purpose of her pilgrimage, Hyla carries on.
Like her, though, another searches for the Pool, and should he gain access first, everyone she loves, and everything she knows, could be lost.
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About the author:
Terri started writing stories in the 8th grade, when a little gnome whispered in her brain. Gundi’s Great Adventure never hit the best seller list, but it started a long love affair with storytelling.
Today she enjoys an escape to Middle Earth during the rare ‘me’ moments her three young children allow. When not playing toys, picking them back up, or kissing boo-boos, she can be found sprawled on the couch with a book or pencil in hand, and toothpicks propping her eyelids open.
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