We’ve got a very unique entry for you today from Otherworld. It’s not often, in this day and age, that you see paperbacks releasing from indie authors without an eBook leading the way. That said, author Dylan Madeley has done just that with his novel, The Gift-Knight’s Quest.
Dylan’s road to releasing this piece is not unlike a lot of the folks who have turned to self-publishing. The market was ripe for his entry, and he even tread the same path that I did, opening up with a Kickstarter to get the ball rolling. But Madeley has a lot of interesting things that set his work aside, including – yes this is incredibly unique and impressive – a dance show that features characters from his book. If that’s not out of left field in one of the most awesome ways there is, I don’t know what could take the cake.
Chandra never asked to rule Kensrik, but fate took a strange course. Known as a usurper and sorceress by most and traumatised by all that has transpired, she is forced to make use of the few loyal allies she has in order to hold together her restless empire. In an attempt to identify and defeat the conspirators who inadvertently landed her in power, Chandra risks putting the lives of many in mortal danger, as well as her own.
Derek is an aimless wanderer – the youngest in a lineage that has long fallen from nobility. He finds himself summoned by tradition to serve a family historically considered his bitter enemy. As he journeys down the same path a fateful ancestor once travelled, he struggles with personal demons and begins to reconsider his loyalty to the mission.
Duke Lenn found one true cause in love and it cost him everything. His legacy shaped the present in which Chandra and Derek find themselves. Now their choice will shape the future of Kensrik…
The Gift-Knight’s Quest is set in a new and vividly imagined world, written with delicate prose that will allow the reader to explore their imagination. Inspired by authors such as Michael Moorcock, J. G. Ballard and Roger Zelazny, it will appeal to fans of fantasy and historical fiction.
If this book interests you, you can pick it up here, at Troubador.co – and if you’re interested in the material, and want to see more of The Gift-Knight’s Quest and Dylan’s quest to get it out to the public, check out his successful Kickstarter campaign.