by Autumn M. Birt
The time has finally come! No, not the publication of Rule of Fire, the sequel to my first book, epic fantasy Born of Water. That is soon. Work is progressing on final edits as I hear back from beta readers. Plus, I do have to polish up the first few chapters to the final book in the trilogy, Spirit of Life. I’m rather optimistic that things will all come together – even if it takes an all-nighter or two…and a day off work. In fact, I’m so optimistic as to say that Rule of Fire should be available to the world on June 21st!
How could I not choose that date? As much as I would have loved to have it out on (or before) the publication date of Born of Water back in February, the first day of Born of Water takes place on summer solstice. So you see, June 21st being a Friday AND summer solstice…well it is just meant to be. So I’m going to make it happen!
But hey, that isn’t why you are here today. TODAY, I’m happy to finally release the cover to Rule of Fire! I hope you love it. It is actually a scene from the book! How cool is that? And how tempting too, I hope! So without further word clutter: the cover to Rule of Fire!
Hopefully the cover is so awesome you just have to know more about it! So, not to let you down… 😉
Rule of Fire
Six friends stand alone against the combined Orders of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth, protecting a girl whose forbidden abilities have condemn her to death. Now they are joined by a man who was once the Curse, the Church’s most powerful weapon and Ria’s greatest threat. Left with no name and no memory, the decision to aid this stranger will cost friendships and more as the group of friends journey north to seek a tribe of people lost to time amid an ancient war. The path home is riddled with dangers as the Church of Four Orders still seeks Ria and the former Water Priestess Nirine. For one High Priest, the desire for vengeance is personal.
Ria must unravel the mysteries of her power to find acceptance in a world where her abilities are considered a taint. Is the strange gift of magic an aberration that should be destroyed or something far more, related to the skills held by the Elementals who rule Myrrah?
The sequel to Born of Water, Rule of Fire is book 2 in the epic fantasy trilogy, the Rise of the Fifth Order. Return to the world of Myrrah ruled by the Church of Four Orders. Release is scheduled for June 21st!
Please let me know what you think of the cover! I’d love to hear from you. 🙂
A bit about me (in case you aren’t a regular here):
Autumn is a travel and fiction writer currently based in Maine where she lives in a yurt with her husband and lovable Cairn Terriers. Her work is featured on the adventure travel website No Map Nomads where she is the co-editor and writer (and also known as Weifarer). Her writing blog is at Weifarer’s Wandering, where she talks about the fun and trials of being a writer as well as upcoming releases. She is also a member of Guild of Dreams, which features her blog posts as well as those of eleven other fantasy writers. She is an indie author with two other books currently available: the adventure fantasy novel Born of Water and Born of Water’s Novel Companion. The sequel to Born of Water, Rule of Fire, is scheduled for release in June of 2013. She has plans for many more novels. Check out Weifarer’s Wandering and her Facebook page for updates.
With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University in Studio Arts and English, Autumn once considered a career in illustration. After a few years of selling paintings while working as the manager of a gallery and custom framing store, a party and fine gifts store in Virginia, working retail at a gourmet kitchen store, being the head embroiderer at a college clothing store, and finally waitressing for a year, she decided to head back to University. After two years of intense science courses, this career path change led to a Master of Science degree in Ecology and Environmental Sciences from the University of Maine in Orono. Since graduating with her M.S., Autumn has worked for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
A wanderer at heart, Autumn’s desire to travel has led her to France while still in high school, a year abroad in Manchester, UK which led to excursions in Wales, Scotland, Ireland and around many parts of England, and more recent trips with family to Mexico (both the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico sides), US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Spain, Gibraltar, Morocco, Costa Rica, Saba, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, and four Canadian provinces. She has plans for many further adventures both real and fictional.
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