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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Monday, November 13, 2017

What if... you gambled with the fate of the world? - The Four Worlds Series by Angela J. Ford

"Angela's imagination has brought these characters to life and the worlds they live in." —Amazon review
"This is a awesome fantasy adventure.The epic battle of good versus evil. With more twists and turns than poison ivy vines. " - Jessica, Goodreads

Description:
The Five Warriors

"The characters were well-written and well-developed, the story was clear and enjoyable without being predictable, and there were a couple of evenings I stayed up later than I intended just so I could get to the end of a chapter. If you're a fantasy fan, you're going to LOVE this!" —Amazon review

What if...

your best friend started a rebellion in the middle of a war?
your lover awakened a deep evil and helped it grow?
your people were too cowardly to face a battle?
you stole an ancient power source?
you gambled with the fate of the world?

Join five powerful warriors each with a unique ability and magical weapons. Their quest is to discover where the transformed creatures are coming from and put a stop to it.

Along the way they run into treacherous immortals, sea monsters, powerful beasts of the air and talking animals.

Each has their own reasoning for joining the quest, but one carries a deadly secret which just might be the destruction of them all.

The Blended Ones

Over 100 years after The Five Warriors saved the Western World, the Blended Ones have become a curse in the Eastern World. Beware the Blended Ones...

Phyllis and her 17 year old twin sister, Ilieus are Blended Ones. But Ilieus suffers from visions of darkness she is unable to discern. Forsaken by their parents the two cross the country in search of the Order of the Wise for help.

Cuthan the Charmer is mischievous enough to change anyone's mind with a smile and a wink. Born into a family of treasure hunters, he s searching for the key to unlocking his dormant powers.

Pharengon the Horse Lord was born to be King. Young and inexperienced he seeks a weapon to turn the tide of the war in his favor. But when his very own army betrays him, he will have to turn to the Lost Ones for assistance.

Caught in the fate of the Eastern World the youths destinies become twisted together in a frightful quest that will change the course of time. In the midst of their whirlwind adventure, they discover love, loss, and uncover the truth about who and what is behind the chaotic, spiraling events in the Eastern World.

This can be read as a stand alone novel

Eliesmore and the Green Stone

Changers have arisen, wreaking havoc as they harvest the world, searching for the Green Stone. The South World sinks in despair, holding its breath, waiting for the One.

Eliesmore is a Blended One, growing up on the edge of the forest of the creatures of the wood. Young, headstrong, and inspired by magical rituals, he spends his time between his overprotective mother and sneaking out to dance with the wild things.
His courage is tested when Eliesmore discovers that he is the One who is meant to save the Four Worlds from the Changers. Unwilling to accept his fate, he turns his back on the prophecy and the futile quest to dissolve the Green Stone.

But Eliesmore will soon learn he cannot escape his destiny. Beset by creatures of the deep and hunted by servants of the Changers, Eliesmore finds his task will test the loyalty of his companions and help him answer the ultimate question:

Can he trust the immortals – or are they the reason the Changers have come to power?

Myran

Darkness has fallen in the South World, a land ruled by forces of evil and dark powers. Those who would resist live in hiding, hoping for the prophecy concerning the One to come true.
Born into a shadowed world Myran experiences her first loss when her parents are murdered before her eyes.
Adopted by the Green People she makes it her goal to hide from the woes of the world. As she grows older, she discovers her actions will birth the most significant change in all of the Four Worlds.

Recommended: Read this after reading "Eliesmore and the Green Stone"

AUTHOR's Q&A

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters?
The characters in The Blended Ones are quite diverse. 
Phyllis and Ilieus are seventeen year old twins who also happen to be Blended Ones. They are pretty opposite. Ilieus is prim and proper, soft-spoken and pretty. Phyllis is wild and impulsive, slightly tomboyish and pretty determined. The two aren’t concerned with the affairs of the world, they are focused on each other and the longevity of their lives. 

Cuthan the Charmer is a Treasure Hunter, a Jeweled Ones, a Seeker. He’s a fun-filled, crush-worthy guy with an air of adventure and a relentless drive for power. Some days he might be on your side, other days, he might not be. You have to watch out for Cuthan. 

Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write? 
The main characters are in place, but some of them come to me as I write. Also, while the main characters have names and background, their personalities come to life as I write and I love it! I never know what they are going to say and do next, but it’s an adventure finding out. I love writing characters who are dark and devilish but I also love writing characters who are good, kind and noble. 

What kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book? 
My research is ongoing, I read a lot and watch a ton of TV shows and movies, making note of what I enjoyed about storyline. I know there are many books on writing, how to write and how to make your novel great, however, I believe the best research is seeing or reading a story for yourself, seeing a story in action. 


How did you come up with the concept and characters for the book? 
Eliesmore and the Green Stone is my masterpiece. It’s actually the first part of two books, the sequel, Eliesmore and the Jeweled Sword, comes out in Spring of 2018. I came up with the concept of Eliesmore because of prophecies and legends about the Chosen One. The Chosen One is a trope in fantasy, especially epic fantasy, which people either love or hate, but I wanted to do something a bit different. Eliesmore is the tale about a hero saving the world from the powers of evil, but it take a unique twist the readers won’t be expecting. Power, ultimate power is dangerous, and I love the way the book plays out. 

In regards to the characters, in traditional fantasy there aren’t very many females, and if there are, they are your typical evil sorceress, damsel in distress or some other sex symbol. I like creating females who aren’t your typical characters, you never know what they will do next. 

What did you enjoy most about writing this book? 
I love seeing the characters come to life, it’s the best part of writing. They are good and bad, light and dark, they argue, have insane motives, stand up for each other and enjoy a good fight. They don’t always make the right choice, they make mistakes, but once you get to know them, you love them, despite how crazy and annoying they get. There will be characters you root for, and others you’ll want to choke out and remove from the book altogether. It’s a wild ride with these characters. 

What do you think about the current publishing market? 
It’s interesting. Right now I’m seeing the people who have money to write, publish, and market their books stand out from those who have zero budget. It’s a competitive marketplace and still, there’s room for everyone. When I think about how many books I can read in a year, I know there’s a place for more. I believe the industry will continue to grow and publishing will continue to be a massive marketplace. There are several different ways to read, paperbacks, ebooks, audiobooks, and now augmented media is coming to ebooks and it’s quite exciting to be on the cutting edge of new technology and innovative ways to reach readers. 

Do you have a favorite movie? which of your novels can you imagine made into
a movie? 
I would LOVE for The Five Warriors to be made into a movie or a TV Show. There is none stop action, a fight against good and evil, magical weapons, romance, dark secrets and more. It would be amazing to see The Five Warriors on the big screen. 

About the author:
Brought up as a bookworm and musician, Angela J. Ford began writing The Four Worlds Series—a fantasy series—at the age of twelve. The storyline of those books was largely based off of the imaginative games she played with her sisters.

Angela originally finished the series when she was sixteen. After college, Angela began to rewrite The Four Worlds Series, bringing it from a child’s daydream to an adventure young and old can enjoy. Since it is inspired by fairy tales, high magic, and epic fantasy, Angela knows you’ll enjoy your adventures within the Four Worlds. 

If you happen to be in Nashville, you’ll most likely find her at a local coffee shop, enjoying a white chocolate mocha and furiously working on her next book. Make sure you say hello!


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2 comments:

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great series.

fee roberts said...

I can't wait to get to these books on my TBR. It will be soon.