TALES OF ANIETH - BOOKSWe are just starting to sell books, so we're starting small. As soon as we start selling enough stuff, we'll get a way for you to pay by credit card and do that shopping cart junk. As you can tell, we're not really into the selling thing. That aside, the books are really amazing and people love getting them as gifts. Here are a few pictures of the things we have available. Please write to us at:
sales@sygkrafeas.(take this out)com
if you want to buy a book.
Rivenskin is a "fall from grace" tale about an arrogant man who gets lost in a hostile wood, falls in love and incurs the wrath of his beloved brother. He learns in this book that the Empire that he thinks is infallible is only made up of people, some of them corrupt and evil. He also learns that those he thought barbarian and demonic are more civilized than his own people. This book is as close to horror as I care to write. It will appeal to those kids and people who like strange tales that may have a mysterious second level of witchcraft or evil. It is a book of jealous passions and a fight for power.
Rivenskin is also softbound, but of very high quality, suitable for libraries as well as carrying around in a backpack. It is 200 pages and packed with magic both evil and good. Although the story is tragic, it is satisfying and uplifting. It also retails at $30.00
Thorn is a graphic novel about a boy astronomer who is stuck in his grief. He pushes on to fulfill the expecations that others have of him and finally decides to change his fate. This book is not a hero's journey, but the journey of a very nerdy boy who seems autistic to his family because he is a mathematical genius with a very focused mind. It will appeal to nerdy kids (and adults) from ages 10 and up.
The book is softcover, but very sturdy and of high quality printing. It measures 8.5x11 inches and is 200 pages. There are appendices in the back of the book with links to real astronomy from the anient world. (See background pages.) Although Teig is nerdy, he is very sympathetic. His owl is secretly a shapeshifter. This book will absorb the right kind of person for hours. It retails at $30.00.
The Quicken King is a traditional romance. The main character is a slave who falls in love with a prince who has to marry another woman. She finds her own man, but rejects him because she fears the future. This book is driven by the ability of some to see the future and their fear of it. The characters must learn that the now cannot be sacrificed to a vision of the future. It is also a book that closely deals with the initiation rites of a princess and the problems with shapeshifting. It would appeal to any girl (or boy) who has ever wanted to be an animal. Age ten and up, no sex, no graphic violence.
The Quicken King is also softbound, but of very high quality. It is 200 pages and packed information about herbs and ancient household arts with a companion website that has recipes and herbal information as well as pictures and articles about weaving, preparing flax, even making shoes. The story has a happy ending, but is not sappy or mushy and has so much action in it that boys, too, will enjoy the story. It retails at $30.00 and will be available summer of 2016.
The Killing Tree is a traditional hero's journey about a boy's attempt to win a contest to be a champion of the Holly Clan. The two main characters are both misfits among their peoples who are ancient enemies. The boys are teased because they are both half-breeds through their mothers. However their fathers expect a bit too much out of them. The boys fight and quarrel with the help of a mischevious crow, who loves causing trouble. The contest gets very intense, full of cheating and misadventure as the boys deal with the fact that their Clans want to kill each other.
The Killing Tree is 200 pages of action, humor and adventure. The format is attractive to those kids (or adults) who find reading a chore and will entice slow readers to be patient with their skills. It will also appeal to the very smart child, having a mystery in the background of the contest. It retails at $30.00 and will be out in the autumn of 2016.
Aveldonacc is a widdershins hero's journey, better known as a paladin story or a reluctant hero story. It begins on Earth with twin boys who are players in the Invasion of Anieth game that their uncle has organized. One of the twins is quieter and is traumatized by his first adventure in Anieth because he is stuck inside the head of another twin, the traitorous king who sells out his people to the invaders and then dies a horrible death by poison. The twins to to Anieth, and must learn to control the prince, make him win a differerent contest for a different kingship. This is a darker hero's journey, but is also full of action and danger.
Aveldonacc is 200 pages, softcover, and also full of ancient designs of vehicles, ways of working in wood, music, and even ancient surveying with links to the web site for real technology from ancient Europe about the time of Stonehenge. This makes the graphic novel ideal for libraries or any child interested in magic or history. Retails at $30.00, will be available in summer of 2017.(MORE TO COME)
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