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I’m eager to share an author I’ve been consuming voraciously in recent days. Cherie Reich is a speculative fiction author I met through the monthly Indie Life blog hop. She had just released a new book, and once I downloaded it, my iPhone somehow melded with my hand and I couldn’t put it down. 🙂
One thing I love about Cherie’s work with the Foxwick Chronicles is that she’s approaching the same fantasy world through many viewpoints, but she’s not trying to cram them all into the same story. She uses their unique perspectives to highlight turning points in her fantasy kingdom. You can start anywhere in the collection, because while they’re related, all of the stories stand alone. I began with Men of Foxwick because it had just been released. I’ve since purchased A to Z Flashes of Foxwick (ahem…and read half of it), and Women of Foxwick. From the description I know I’ll run into some familiar characters in Women of Foxwick.
Cherie was kind enough to provide me with the following information on her Foxwick Chronicles. I recommend this collection for fantasy readers.
The Foxwick Chronicles
A to Z Flashes of Foxwick
A Fantasy Flash Fiction Collection
In honor of the A to Z Blogging Challenge, A to Z Flashes of Foxwick
gives a glimpse to the characters, magical creatures, and lands in the fantasy world of the Kingdom of Foxwick.
A young dragon befriends a dragon seer. A phoenix bursts into flames in mid-flight. A man must choose between his simple life and one of fame. A queen will find her heart turned into ice and many more!
A Fantasy Short Story Collection
Follow five women from Foxwick in this five-story fantasy collection.
A bard will lose her head, if she doesn’t find the correct notes. A dragon seer must decide whether to betray her dragons or her fair kingdom. An assassin will journey to the Shadowlands to destroy Death. Twins are selected for the Mage Game, and a princess will journey to Valdale in search of the sorceress who can save Foxwick.
Short Stories in this Collection: Lady Bard, Dragon Seer, Lady Death, Mage Game, and Magic Seeker
A Fantasy Short Story Collection
Men of Foxwick
features five short stories involving men from Foxwick.
A blind teen seeks a place in the kingdom. A dragon seer journeys to Wintermill to spy on the queen. A sword master’s worst fear comes true when he fails to protect the royal family. A king falls in love with an herb witch, but will she feel the same way? A hunter will rise to the challenge to hunt down a man-eating monster.
Short stories in this collection: Blind Scribe, Dragon Spy, Sword Master, Courting Magic, and Monster Hunter
About the Author:
A self-proclaimed bookworm, Cherie Reich is a speculative fiction writer, freelance editor, book blogger, and library assistant living in Virginia. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies, and her ebooks include the horror series Nightmare
, a space fantasy trilogy titled Gravity
, and a fantasy series The Foxwick Chronicles
. She is Vice President of Valley Writers and a member of the Virginia Writers Club and Untethered Realms.
Her debut YA Epic Fantasy novel Reborn
, book one in The Fate Challenges, will be released on May 23, 2014.