Hello immersive fantasy fans! Today, I have a guest on my blog (and I am very excited about it!). Please welcome the talented, multi-award-winning fantasy author, Susan Faw. She is touring her epic series, The Spirit Shield Saga and has answered some questions and given us some insight into her awesome books. Enjoy!
Tell us about your main characters- what makes them tick?
There are multiple POV
characters in this series (every epic fantasy does this) but the main thread
revolves around Cayden. I knew Cayden’s fatal flaw from the beginning, and
stayed true to that flaw throughout the series. I cannot even mention it here,
as it would be a major spoiler, for those who have not read the series. Suffice
it to say, that it creates no end of problems for those around him.
How did you come up with the title of your first novel?
The title is another
Easter egg. It has two meanings, which should become clear as you read the
book. Beyond that, I googled the name and also searched amazon and other book
sites to make sure that the title was not like anyone else’s.
Who designed your book covers?
The Spirit Shield Saga
covers were designed by Greg Simanson Design, you can find his website here:
If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
I am going to stick
with actors from the Harry Potter films 😊 Helen Bonham Carter would make a perfect
Helga. I think I’d like to see Emma Watson play Avery, and for Cayden, I’d pick
someone like Matthew Lewis. Evanna Lynch would make a great Artio. And Mordecai
by Ralph Fiennes. It would be great to see him do something comedic. Ziona is a
tough one, more like Legolas’s love, of the LOTR, I think.
Prequel to the Spirit Shield Saga
by Susan Faw
Genre: YA Fantasy
An ancient feud that spills from the realm of the Gods. Four desperate
agendas that cross the line. And a boy with a mysterious box is the
world’s only hope.
Helga, demi-goddess of the underworld has but one true desire, a young man
named Genii. But Genii belongs to her sister star gazing sister, Artio.
Obsessed with possessing Genii any way she can, Helga
sets herself against her siblings. The vicious rivalry sets brother
against sister and flesh against spirit, as they battle each other
for ultimate control of the souls of the dead.
Helga summons a
great evil, spawn of the underworld, which left unchecked, will sweep
all life into the depths of the underworld, where Helga rules supreme.
In the epic battle that ensues, only one will be left
standing, and if it is the wrong one, how will the world survive?
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Seer of Souls
Book One of The Spirit Shield Saga
“A Rip-Roaring Series Opener!” – Kirkus Reviews
The time for hiding is finished. The dead are restless.
Fate and destiny collide.
Twins Cayden and Avery Tiernan have grown up in isolation on the fringe of
the realm. Gifted with forbidden skills, they hide their growing
magical powers. Ancient prophecies speak of the ones with the power
to depose the queen.
To protect her throne, Queen Alcina scours the land for evidence of
magic, while the darker force she serves threatens the land with
chaos. She is not the only huntress however. Primordial seekers
discover the twins first but before they can escape, the death of a
queen’s guard puts the entire village in jeopardy. To save their
town, the twins flee, only to be dragged toward an unknown destiny.
Guided by her gift, Avery senses lies and treachery where others see only
truth. Dare she trust her instincts? For Cayden, an irresistible
voice whispers to him. Does it belong to the souls of the dead and
are they calling him home?
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Book Two of The Spirit Shield Saga
A temple awakened. The forbidden mountain stirs.
The dead are missing.
Snatched from her home by a Primordial Seeker, seventeen-year-old Avery is
imprisoned by the people she intended to serve. In a desperate bid
for freedom, she escapes, only to find herself racing against time to
save those who seek to use her.
Driven by jealousy, the lust for power and the stain of ancient crimes,
conflicting factions struggle to gain control of the magic of a
Spirit Shield. Avery must dodge all who cross her path, for each
group vies to control her actions.
Aided by the mythical creatures of her native land, she discovers that a
true Spirit Shield is much more than a simple priestess. She must
fight for control of the souls of the world, and in doing so must
face her worst fear of all: family.
Purchase the next exciting chapter in this must read epic saga, today!
Book Three of The Spirit Shield Saga
The underworld writhes. Terror unleashed. Souls enslaved.
The Spirit Shields with memories returned are plunged into a conflict
older than mankind. The pending battle pits family against spirit and
flesh. The godlings face off for ultimate control of the souls of the
dead, each with their own agenda, for there is no love lost between
Helga, goddess of the underworld, tightens her hold on those who hold the
key to ultimate victory. Meanwhile, Avery struggles to convince her
sister Artio that unless they become allies they will fail in their
misaligned quest. Cayden, with the aid of Brimstone, struggles to
fulfill a destiny prophesied since their original deaths long ago.
Can four warring siblings find peace and forgiveness? Or will they battle
to the end of the world, sacrificing all living souls in the conflict?
Don’t miss the exciting conclusion to the Spirit Shield Saga! Purchase your
*Winner, Dante Rossetti First In Category, Chanticleer Reviews (2018)*
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Winner of the Dante Rossetti Grand Prize for Best Young Adult Fiction of
2016 (Seer of Souls, Chanticleer Reviews) and First in Category,
Dante Rossetti Best Young Adult Fiction of 2017 (Soul Sanctuary,
Chanticleer Reviews) Susan loves to bring new worlds and fantasy
adventures to young adults and inspire them to join her on her
make-believe journeys. She is actively crafting stories that sing in
your memory. You can find Susan at http://www.susanfaw.com, on twitter
@susandfaw or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SusanFaw.
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