Paradoxical Truths Revealed
A new speculative fiction story releases this summer that captures several paradoxical truths, including: freedom comes through sacrifice – AND – victory comes through surrender. allegorical fantasy readers will be spellbound by the incredible imagery and symbolism throughout DawnSinger, authored by Janalyn Voigt. Some of the key points in the book include:
Freedom through sacrifice. When the willful but reverent main character, Shae, learns her secret identity, she has to decide whether to accept her true calling. Although it may cost her everything, the salvation of a nation hangs in the balance. Shae represents the church. We each must lay down our will and our lives to bring freedom to others.
Overcoming prejudice with unity. In DawnSinger, the clash is not over color of skin but between classes of being. Elderland was already inhabited by the Elder nation when the Kindren entered it from another world through a gate that closed behind them. The Elder accepted the Kindren's occupation of Elderland because they didn't want to live in the areas where they settled—areas within reach of garns (goblenesque creatures) and welkes (giant birds of prey). DawnSinger opens as an unknown enemy stirs strife between Kindren and Elder in an attempt to divide and conquer Elderland. As a result, the alliance of Faeraven, a group of Kindren kingdoms ruled by a widowed High Queen, begins to fall apart. This story arc, which spans three novels, is based in large part on Voigt’s father's experiences of prejudice as a half-breed Native American.
Serving rather than ruling. As the High Queen's health fails, Kai, the hero of DawnSinger, must choose whether to reign and rule in his homeland or to continue in service to the new High King at her death. Kai's decision inspires Shae to make her own.
Conquering fear by not letting it consume you. In Pilaer Hold, an ancient place of defeat for the Kindren, wraiths rush toward Kai and Shae's other protectors. They draw their swords, but the more wraiths they dispatch, the more arise. They learn that to defeat fear, something else is needed.
Pages: 342 pgs
(Pelican Book Group)
|Janalyn Voigt, Author|
CREATING WORLDS OF BEAUTY AND DANGER
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Now for the giveaway. One person that enters this giveaway will be put into a grand prize drawing to be held by KCWC on Aug. 27th. I will draw a person using the rafflecopter to be added to this drawing.
- $25 Starbucks Gift Card
- Autographed Copy of DawnSinger
a Rafflecopter giveaway
OK I dislike things that are suppose to do something that don't. I've been away on vacation when this appeared so put rafflecopter up and now that I'm home and no one has entered I find out it isn't appearing. However, it appears on my page. ARGH. If you can't see rafflecopter please leave a comment and I'll enter you Sorry. about this. be sure to leave way to contact.
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