The Empyrean Key
written by J. L. Tomlinson
published by Side Eye Publishing, 2014
About the book – from Goodreads: The first book in a new epic fantasy series…
Jahna Mornglow is a thief, a liar and an unassuming misfit, a half-breed of the loathed and ostracized Narcean race, born with the abilities of prophecy and telepathy.
The dull monotony of her beachside home is eased by nights in the outer villages, scamming unsuspecting fishermen out of their hard earned coin. It is the most fun and profit Jahna and her friends, a brawling barmaid and a bullied bookworm, can expect from their lower class lives.
The land of Ardentia is vast and magical, carved by the Celestial gods and ruled by their mortal descendants. With a once great king now mysteriously ill, a hundred years war raging in the east and whispers of the return of an ancient evil, Ardentia’s fate balances on the tip of a blade.
The ghosts of Jahna’s past will call upon her, revealing hidden enemies, precious secrets and a fragmented artifact that will breath new life into the myths of old.
Can Jahna keep safe a world that has shunned and discarded her?
About the author: J.L. Tomlinson was born and bred in the mystical land of New Zealand.
She’s never had problems dreaming up people and their stories. It’s the getting it all down on paper part that was always a downer.
But at long last she has penned her debut novel, The Empyrean Key, which is the first installment of the Ardentia series.
Now the floodgates have been opened and her musings will wash over humanity like a tingly, tidal wave of words and emotion that will make you go, “Ah. Now that’s tingly.”
J.L. Tomlinson lives in bliss in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband, two children and amazing bluehaired sister . She enjoys video games, terrible movies and also eavesdropping on people who argue in malls. She loves to write science fiction and fantasy of all sub genres.