Date Published: 10/11/2021
Publisher: Global Book Publishing
-- Along with awesome power comes the greatest test of will --
Despite his humble farming roots, young Fearn displays incredible powers. Blessed by Dainua to harness the strength of every soul surrounding him, he’s known as an Asinta and could help the kingdom vitally. However, due to dark events that marred the name of those akin, Fearn finds himself distrusted by the superstitious villagers and even his own father, Dair . . . effecting untold sorrow.
To overcome the ancient ills of prejudice will not be easy. Luckily, there’s magic, too, beyond the spatial world — in words. As taught to be a “teller of tales” by Dair, who long has honed the craft, Fearn learns with creativity to also quickly capture minds. When wicked comes to visit, however, one mentor alone will guide the boy — a mentor with a story that has yet to end with due revenge.
Fearn soon shall discover the cost of love and loyalty — of hate and betrayal — and venturing to save his land, he’ll run the risk of losing himself, as deamhons play for keeps.
What is the hardest part of writing your books?
I am a
discovery writer so it is hard to trust in myself that I will get from point A
to B and be able to come out with a story worth reading.
What songs are most played on your Ipod?
Well, my favorite band is the Beatles, but I listen to a wide range of music depending on my mood. R.E.M, Pink Floyd, Flogging Molly, or The Smiths come to mind.
Do you have critique partners or beta readers?
I am a member of a local Mythopoeic Society group that has been wonderful when it comes to beta readers.
What book are you reading now?
I just finished reading EarthCore by Scott Sigler for our Mythopoeic group’s monthly meeting and recently finished discussing Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin with another local book club.
How did you start your writing career?
After coming back from a WorldCon and not finding something that interested me, I decided to write what I was looking for. Once I began writing, I took a couple classes from Brandon Sanderson & Neil Gaiman. Both were instrumental in developing my craft.
I have a lot of partial books that I am starting and stopping working on. I have two in particular that I am trying to decide between for my next novel. One is about a girl during the Victorian era - the story follows her as she is forced into child labor. The other is about my grandfathers who were crazy and unique individuals. I combined the two of them into one character who takes me on one bizarre, magical journey before he passes away.
About the Author
Gavin and his wife, Ann, met at Renovation, the 2014 WorldCon. Together, they enjoy attending numerous conventions – always in cosplay! – including D23, WorldCon, Wizard World, and any others that come within 100 miles of Reno. Gavin’s favorite panels always include learning more about the creation process in any media form. He’s also attended courses by Neil Gaiman and Brandon Sanderson on the ins and outs of writing fantasy.
Before he began writing, Gavin imagined up dozens of worlds and characters, often inspired by the unique folks he met traveling while working as a systems engineer for different gaming companies. Although only a few have found their way into his first novel, he swears he has a never-ending supply for future tales!
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