Dear Friends, Family, and Fans…
I am so sorry that I haven’t posted lately… I have been so busy with reading, writing, working, family, dogs, marketing, and other things that kept popping up and keeping me away from you all… So sorry, I will try to do better.
First things first, I am happy to announce that The Legacy of King Jasteroth Vol.1 has received its first professional review from The US REVIEW OF BOOKS.
The Legacy of King Jasteroth, Vol. 1 by S. L. WYLLIE
“If your powers aren’t harnessed and controlled properly, they could consume you and take command. Or, something far worse…”
In the faraway Kingdom of the Golden Peaks, Princess Ariella lives an unhappy life as a prisoner of her family’s own design. Eager to learn to fight with a sword and defend her kingdom like her brothers Edward and Charles, her father insists that she stay locked away and demands she start attending lessons with a tutor for as long as ten hours a day. Distraught, Ariella is soon surprised to learn the nature of this tutelage. A handsome young man named Austin Alvar begins to work with Ariella, revealing that she is capable of magic so powerful it is nearly unrivaled in all the lands. With a new spark of hopefulness in her life, Ariella dives head first into her magical studies, only to have her world crash around her with a war on the horizon and the magical assassination of her mother, the Queen.
While it embraces some of the familiar standards of the fantasy genre with a restless princess eager to live beyond the royal expectations, this initial installment in what promises to be an expansive series strikes out on its own path. Ariella can be a bit tempestuous at first, prone to fast anger as well as fear in the face of her father, but as her powers grow, so does her confidence. Young female readers can admire and see themselves in the Princess, learning that their actual place in the world is separate from what others expect them to become. Packed with adventure, fantasy, treachery, and romance, this book is entertaining in its own right while also laying the groundwork for a series that promises to entertain for many books to come.
book review by Michael Radon
RECOMMENDED by the US Review
Second, I would like to announce that the paperback is back on Amazon.ca, they were temporarily out of stock… The paperback contains personal notes from the author, the prologue from Volume 2, and the formatting has been tidied up throughout.
Third, I would like to thank everyone who has been submitting reviews on Goodreads and Amazon lately, you guys are amazing!
The past couple of weeks I’ve been hard at work on Volume 2, as well as a special edition for Volume 1 which will fill in all the blanks and answer questions that you all may have about characters, situations, and backstories. If you haven’t yet, Like The Legacy of King Jasteroth on Facebook, and request to join our group. You will gain early access to all of S. L. WYLLIE’s works, and even be a part of the beta-reading team, receiving ARC’s, and exclusive ebooks as well.
That’s all I can think of for now.