Feast of Fates
by Christian A. Brown
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Morigan lives a quiet life as the handmaiden to a fatherly old sorcerer named Thackery. But when she crosses paths with Caenith, a not wholly mortal man, her world changes forever. Their meeting sparks long buried magical powers deep within Morigan. As she attempts to understand her newfound abilities, unbidden visions begin to plague her—visions that show a devastating madness descending on one of the Immortal Kings who rules the land.
With Morigan growing more powerful each day, the leaders of the realm soon realize that this young woman could hold the key to their destruction. Suddenly, Morigan finds herself beset by enemies, and she must master her mysterious gifts if she is to survive.
Christian, how did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
Feast of Fates, as a phrase, actually appears in the book. The moment it popped out of my keyboard, I scrapped the working title of the draft and just knew that FoF the name of my little darling. I’ll spoil the broth if I tell you anything more about the context in which it is used.
Who was your favorite character and why?
My children! I love them all! Even the wicked ones (sometimes, especially them). Morigan and the Wolf are simply epic, and they’d be the easy answer. Mouse, is a fan favorite: tough as nails and full of sass. I choose the mysterious quasi-villain, Elissandra: a woman who wears many masks.
Does your book have any underlying theme, message, or moral?
The highbrow answer: Love is what binds us in brotherhood, blinds us from hate, and makes us soar with desire.
The lowdown: Celtic werewolves, Immortal Kings, more magic, adventure, passion, intrigue, and plain old panache that you can shake a wand at (there are no wands in FoF).
What would/could a reader or reviewer say about this book that shows they “get” you as an author?
Compelling and engrossing characterization and world-building. Also, I delight in converting the: “I don’t read that” crowd. Fantasy can be an amazing window through which to view social and emotional commentary. The book has undertones of death, acceptance and love that I experienced during my mother’s illness (lymphoma) and passing.
Give us an excerpted quote from your favorite review of this book:
“Each character was so well written that I became very emotionally attached to them. I felt all of the emotions, fears and hopes of each of them while reading.”
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