Fae - The Wild Hunt
The Riven Wyrde Saga Book 1
By Graham Austin-King
Release date - March 9th 2014
Fairies... The Fae... The stuff of bedtime stories and fables.
But sometimes the fairy tales are true. Sometimes they hold a warning...
For a hundred generations the Fae have been locked away from the world, in the cold, the Outside. They have faded out of sight and mind into myth and folklore, but now the barriers are weakening and they push against the tattered remnants of the wyrde as they seek a way to return.
As a new religion spreads across the world, sweeping the old ways and beliefs away before it, a warlike people look across the frozen ocean towards the shores of Anlan, hungry for new lands. War is coming, even as the wyrde of the Droos is fading.
Only by realizing the truth lost in a child's tale will the world hope to withstand the wild hunt.
Character Name: Devin Age: 10 -15 (aging throughout the book) Species: human Height: 5'6 Eye Color: Brown Hair Color: dark brown Likes: hunting, being in the woods, fine ale and a quiet life. Dislikes: Artur, being in the lime-light, stone circles in the woods 1-2 Sentences about the character's personality: Devin's a loner, shy and a bit broken. He is the new-comer to Widdengate and works hard to stay out of the limelight. He's lost too many of those that are close to him and holds on to those he now has fiercely.
Character Name: Klöss Age: 14 - 19 Species: Human Height: 6'2 Eye Color: Grey Hair Color: Brown Likes: The feel of spray on his face, a good fight, people with honour, good drink, good food, adventure Dislikes: The merchant class, cowards, the weak. 1-2 Sentences about the character's personality: Klöss is a boy who becomes a man in the novel. He's spoiled and intolerant. He's a natural athlete and talented. He's also quick to anger with a strong sense of justice. He has a weakness for blondes.
Graham Austin-King began his writing with children's stories to entertain his children when walking them to and from school. When he started getting demands to repeat the same story over and over again he decided to write them down.
Liam and the Grump was soon followed by Captain Pegleg and the Greatest Treasure.
Fantasy is the genre which has always appealed to him, a result of reading too many books and playing too many roleplaying games and computer games. Having weaned himself on Tolkein he cut his teeth on David Eddings and Raymond E. Feist.
Finally the keyboard beckoned, there were worlds to create.
Graham lives in Kent in England with his wife and three younger children.