Welcome A Dragon to Reading Rucker! Sandy will be stopping by here on her blog tour on June 7, 2007.
New fantasy author Sandy Lender breaks onto the writing scene with a high epic fantasy novel titled Choices Meant for Gods. She began writing stories as soon as she learned to string words together on the page. As a child, Sandy entertained the folks in her great grandmother’s apartment building in Southern Illinois with tales of squeaky spiders and mice picking berries, and then won awards with writing projects as she moved through the elementary and high school systems in the St. Louis area. It was apparent that a career in journalism was her calling, and she found herself proofreading, editing, and (finally) writing for trade publications after she graduated from
Choices Meant for Gods from http://www.archebooks.com/BookIDX/Indexes/Fantasy/CMG/CMGDesc.htm is the story of Amanda Chariss, a young lady who’s been on the run from a madman all her life. When Chariss finally chooses to stand and fight, she discovers she’s wrapped in centuries of prophecy that demand she protect the very gods of her society.
You see, none of the gods noticed when Chariss was born with the mark of The Protector. Now the story picks up when she and her wizard guardian seek shelter from a mad sorcerer in a household not just full of secrets and false hope, but watched by the god who will unwittingly reveal her role in an impending war.
When an orphan sets aside a lifetime of running and fear to accept the responsibilities of guarding an arrogant deity, can she face the trials in the prophecies she uncovers? And will Nigel Taiman of her latest refuge dare to use his dragon heritage to bind her to his estate or to help her in her duty?
The novel is written in the style of J.R.R. Tolkien, a gentler Terry Goodkind, and a more mature David Eddings all rolled into one. Basically, if you’re a J.K. Rowling or Harry Potter fan, you’ll find something in the sorcery driven Choices Meant for Gods that lights your fancy as well—plus dragons.
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fantasy author Choices Meant for Gods Sandy Lender