Today's author spotlight focuses on S.L.Briden, whose latest fantasy fiction novel, 'From the Ashes', first in the 'Shadows of a Phoenix' series, is due out on 16th September 2019 on Kindle and in paperback.
Born and raised in Sussex on the south coast of England, S.L Briden is a freelance writer and business owner with deep interests in the Dark Ages history of the UK. Inspired by the age-old myths and legends of King Arthur, she loves creating historic fantasy tales full of adventure and edge-of-your-seat suspense.
For fun, S.L Briden loves travelling and can often be found up and down the UK, delving into the legends of the places she visits. She loves the forest trails of her country and the dramatic coastlines of Cornwall.
When she was widowed in her 30s, S.L Briden focused on writing ‘Shadows of a Phoenix’–an epic, historic fantasy series that she drafted with her late husband. She hopes to inspire other young widows not to give up on their dreams, whatever they may be.
From the Ashes - Shadows of a Phoenix Book 1
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Brennas called it a task.
David and Andrew called it a punishment
When David and his brother-at-arms, Andrew, were commanded by their Grandmaster to protect the fiery and stubborn Sorceress, Arread, they believed the task was beneath them. Little did they know that an ancient prophecy tied the three of them together - one hinged on the survival of Light in its centuries-long, bloody, battles against the Dark.
Soon, David finds himself wanting to protect Arread for reasons that go beyond his duty as a Phoenix Knight. To put anyone above his job is strictly forbidden, but he can’t help being drawn to her strength and the wildness of her spirit.
With the power Arread possesses, the Dark Lord will stop at nothing to taint her magick and bring down the Light once and for all.
But he has to catch her first.
Will David and Andrew be able to stop Sicarus from turning Arread? Will David lose the woman he loves to an Order where sharing a heart is forbidden? Is Arread really as powerful as everyone presumes? Find out in this memorable fantasy series that features appearances by Arthur and Merlin in a medieval story of survival, sorcery, mystery and the heavy burden of a Prophecy.
Rescuing maidens and questing knights aren’t fairy tales when your clothes are constantly soaked in blood.
Look out for my interview with S.L.Briden, coming next week!
See you all next week,