Dead of Winter takes place in a fantasy world that resembles some countries in the past of our own world. In this monthly series we travel through many lands, each with a distinct culture.
The adventure begins in the Flowing Lands at Forlorn Peak. The Brethren are fanatics who gradually took over the Flowing Lands. They say all beliefs but theirs are heresy. Women are little more than property. Emlyn is only twelve, but to the Brethren she is an abomination.
She can see ghosts and other things. That’s a secret she can admit only to her teacher, Osabide.
The stronger Emlyn’s ability gets, the harder it is for her to hide it. Now she has also gotten a supernatural warning that she knows is not about the weather, “Winter is coming!”
The first journey of this new monthly series introduced me to a beautifully painted and welcoming world. And Emlyn, a very unusual young lady.
Unusual, for even though she is only twelve years old, her life is already a nightmare.
The dramatic arrival of a powerful presence lifted me to another level in this fairy-tale, raising the small hairs on the back of my neck!
Who was this mysterious and threatening presence and why has he come?
What secrets must Emlyn hide from the world and why are they so important?
Why did a huge white wolf appear and then vanish?
And who whispers the warning that “Winter is Coming!”?
Dead of Winter is a fascinating story, but this is just the beginning.
I cannot wait to read more…