Hello Friends! I’m happy to announce a new novel. Darin and Rinloh return, venturing through regions, beautiful and dangerous, in an all-new adventure.
A magic artifact casts a shadow, mysterious and dark, revealing perilous paths for both. Their quests lead them to a village of goblins deep in a swamp where monstrous insects ruin more than just your picnic. A tropical island paradise seems a little too good to be true. And will an encounter with a harpy flock even more ruthless than Rinloh’s own put Darin squarely on the “catch of the day” menu?
The magical world of Arvia, where friendship is the greatest treasure, and humans are anything but “large and in charge.”
Finding your Harpy Place, an all-new fantasy adventure. Written for adult readers, may be enjoyed independently of Harpyness is Only Skin Deep. Release: November 2020.
Thanks very much to Claudia for the illustration of a scene from the new novel!
Finding your Harpy Place
Life is a journey. On Arvia, it’s a perilous one.
The name’s Darin. Got stranded here about a year ago. A beautiful, colorful world. Except that it’s crawling with giant mythical monsters looking to take a bite out of me. My biggest triumph so far? Not getting eaten. My martial skills are weak, my equipment even worse and now an ancient magic artifact has thrown my life into chaos. Again. Then there’s Rinloh. A huge harpy with a ferocious set of talons. And my best friend in the world. Which we have to keep secret—the authorities take a dim view of such things. The ‘separation of head and body’ kind of dim view.
I’m Rinloh. I was hatched on Arvia, but it hasn’t been easy for me either. My flock calls me a runt. Humans call me a monster. Actually they’re usually too busy running in terror to talk much. Except Darin. I have no idea what he sees in me, but every meeting is a new adventure. Yet I can’t protect him from my flock unless I’m full-fledged, and to do that I must prove myself in the traditional test: the human hunt. There has to be another way.
A distant forest may hold answers to both quests, yet who dares venture where even harpies fear tread?
Life is a journey. Yet sometimes the most important journeys are within.