So begins the apocalypse, with death and a story of love…
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Author Guest Post
Called Elders in the book, vampires are souls escaped from a fallen realm of magic reborn in a human body. On earth, they wield magic and guard the human society against the crimes of their own kind, and the supernatural forces of ancient darkness— that is the premise of the Light of Adua series, and the dark war begins in Book 1, ‘Silver to the Heart’.
Except for Ana, a twenty-seven-year-old from Maine, who’s chosen as the guardian, all my main characters are three to five century old Elders. Despite having an elaborate magic system, plot, and settings spanning multiple points in history as well as other realms, because the characters have known each for centuries, ‘Silver to the Heart’ as well as the entire series end up being character driven. So, I thought to take this opportunity to introduce to you my main characters in Book 1.
Ana Deacon from Courtesy, Maine, lives in New Orleans and makes a living commissioning art. She’s disturbed and has nightmares of the world ending but she’s also broke and can’t afford a therapist. Ana has to fly home to Maine to attend her sister’s wedding, but she’s supposed to bring a date to make her sister more comfortable—because the groom is her ex.
Drake is a redhead who loves girls, whiskey, and cats. At 318 years old, he’s the youngest Elder known in existence. He’s also a veteran of the Elder War and First Lieutenant of the High Council. When someone starts killing psychic women, Drake’s commander, a five-century-old telepath who finds Ana to be a high potential target, sends Drake to watch over her— from a distance… which of course, doesn’t work out.
Sasuke used to be a Japanese warlord in human life but now he’s the commander of the Elder High Council; married to a French teleporter, he’s complicated. But at the onset of the dark war, he must make a choice: save Drake whom he thinks of as a son, or fulfill his duty to the realm and stand aside.
‘Silver to the Heart’, Book 1 is lightest in tone but Light of Adua is a contemporary dark fantasy series with reader warnings for language and violence. If you’d like to give it a shot, Book 1 is perma-free across all retailers.
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About the Book
Silver to the Heart
Light of Adua Book One
by Brien Feathers
Published 15 October 2021
Genre: Dark Urban Fantasy
Page Count: 307
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— So begins the apocalypse, with death and a story of love —
An old soul (several centuries old), the lover, fighter, and telekinetic Drake receives an order to safeguard Ana, a mortal with Elder Talent.
Ana, an artist beset by haunting visions, falls for the perfect stranger while venturing home to mediate emergent family chaos.
Past-warlord and present commander Sasuke wields his telepathic might to outwit Council traitors in an effort to save the human realm and its Guardian from a new Dark War.
Criminal and light bender Lou, now sought by the Council to answer for his sins, seeks shelter with the Reverend—an Elder fit to bypass rules of magic meant to be unbreakable.
As time’s last grains of sand deplete, an ancient battle may renew, with pieces of the fractured realm imperiling man’s modern world. Though few on Earth are cognizant, dark days now lie ahead…
One fate, two paths, six singular perspectives, and plethoric danger.
Contemporary fantasy at its polychromic finest—pure delight.
Arrogant men stood different, carried themselves different, and smirked when they should smile. The redhead clearly enjoyed his own company and Ana dug people who loved themselves—narcissists. Her therapist would say that was a problem, but she wasn’t here, so who cared?
Tilting his head in a question and looking directly at her, the redhead arched an eyebrow; she’d been staring at him. A normal person would have smiled, maybe even waved, but Ana rolled her eyes and turned back to the bar. Because I have no game.
“Here, girl,” said the bartender, and her drink appeared. When Ana exchanged her card for the bourbon, he asked, “Open tab?”
“Nah, I’m about to be out of here.”
“Hey, how old is the kid over there? The redhead on the terrace, six o’clock,” asked Ana. She lived alone and had no dignity, so why not?
The bartender stared behind Ana, squinting. “I carded him already.” Yeah, because Ana looked like she was from the liquor license revoking… agency?
“I’ve seen him in here before. He’s all right,” said the bartender answering the question Ana hadn’t asked. “The blonde is hot, though,” he continued.
“Is he looking at me?” Ana asked.
“Nope, he’s looking at the blonde.” With that, he took her card and turned.
Ana threw a glance over her shoulder—carefully. He was talking to a blonde wearing an off-the-shoulder black dress. The woman’s face was turned away from Ana but the snooty attire said ‘not a college kid’. Perhaps he liked older women, which was good, because Ana wasn’t eighteen or nineteen… or however old he was. At twenty-seven, she was already trying to rob cradles—she would need more than one therapist soon.
About the Author
Brien Feathers is a fantasy author living in the land of permanent frost, horses, and Mongols. She likes reading, writing (of course), riding (horses and husbands), drinking dark beer, and checking things off a to-do list.
Although she claims to love everyone equally, she really loves her youngest son the most. He has autism superpowers that allow him to speak all types of rare languages including drumbeats, elevator dings, and police sirens.
Miss Feathers loves grey days, orange cats, and all creatures human or otherwise. And she hopes you will love her world (fantasy) and people (characters) as well.
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