If you haven’t heard of these books or this author, then now is the time to get in the know!
Claire M. Banschbach is the author of The Rise of Aredor series as well as the Faeries of Myrnius series (of which book two is in progress!). She has been a wonderful friend of this blog (and blogger!) as well as an ardent supporter of #BlogBattle when we were running the regular schedule.
Today, though, I’m happy to announce the re-release of The Rise of Aredor series with some updated cover design and all new interior formatting! Stick around to the end and make sure to enter the prize drawing as well as figure out how to purchase these books and help support this author.
Lost in a foreign land and separated from his family, Corin does his best to survive as a slave in the household of a Calorin lord. With newfound friends he fights for survival in ambushes and wars. For one act of bravery, he is awarded his freedom and returns to a home that has been invaded and ravaged by the Calorin armies. When Corin sets foot on Aredor’s shores, he has one goal in mind: find his family. He is driven into the forest, where he is reunited with childhood friends. From the shelter of the woods, they begin a spirited rebellion against Corin’s former cruel master, who now holds sway over Aredor. Follow Corin’s path in his quest to free his imprisoned brother, find a father who has vanished, and ultimately free his country in The Rise of Aredor.
His term of service to Lord Rishdah now complete, Aiden returns to his home in Braeton. As he travels he hears rumors that trouble plagues Braeton. Clan Canich is being attacked from within. He arrives, determined to save his father, his brothers, and his Clan from the treachery of one man.
A year has passed since the Calorins were driven from Aredor and Corin is struggling to rebuild his country. Despite the peace, a fear haunts him that the Calorins aren’t far away. The Hawk Flight takes to the forest again to defend the borders against a possible attack from the neighboring country of Durna and its Calorin ally.
As Aiden and Corin struggle to adapt to their new lives they know one thing for certain – war is coming to the North!
You know you want this book series!
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Claire M. Banschbach is a native West Texan. She discovered a deep and abiding love for fantasy and science fiction at a young age, prompting her to begin exploring worlds armed only with an overactive imagination and a pen while obtaining degrees in Kinesiology from Texas A&M and Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University.
She talks to fictional characters more than she should while struggling to find time for all their stories. She currently resides in Arlington, TX where she works as a Pediatric Physical Therapist.
FUN RANDOM FACTS
Claire is giving away ebooks of The Rise of Aredor and The Wildcat of Braeton, a set of 4 notecards of the series artwork, and the grand prize is a paperback set of the books + 1 notecard of choice!
The giveaway entry runs from 9/28-10/4 through RAFFLECOPTER.
Later on, I’m hoping to do a brief interview with Claire, but in the mean time, please enjoy this excerpt from The Rise of Aredor:
Hamíd walked down out of the town. He was off duty and had a few spare hours and was in search of Castimir. He hadn’t yet said anything about the young man’s presence with the army, something he knew was dangerous to keep to himself. But he had been forced to agree with the fact he would have done the same. Some part of him hoped to find Castimir and convince him to leave as if his words held any weight. As he passed through the gate, he heard his name called. He was surprised to see Castimir himself hurrying after him.
“Hamíd, what news?” He gave Hamíd a friendly slap on the shoulder.
Hamíd was somewhat taken aback by the gesture. “Why are you asking me, sir?”
Castimir flashed a smile. “Well, since Father hasn’t torn the camp apart looking for me yet, I assumed you didn’t tell anyone. So I partly came to thank you, I guess. And I still want to know what’s going on.”
Hamíd shook his head. “You should wait to hear that from your commanding officer.”
“Oh, come on!” Castimir groaned in frustration.
The beginnings of a rare grin began to spread over Hamíd’s face. “What if I don’t tell you?”
“I take it all back, I hate you!” Castimir pleaded for a few more minutes and Hamíd finally relented.
“All right, we’re going back to Makurung in a few days.”
“Is that all?” Castimir asked suspiciously.
“Yes, it is.”
“No, I don’t think it is,” a stern voice broke in.
Hamíd and Castimir turned and found themselves looking into the piercing eyes of Azrahil.
“You both have some serious explaining to do.”