Monday, August 9, 2010

Tracy Falbe--Union of Renegades

Tracy Falbe believes that if you are going to go through the trouble of writing a novel it should have magic, love scenes, and definitely sword fights. She is the author of the complete four-part fantasy series The Rys Chronicles that begins with the novel Union of Renegades. Tracy always knew that she wanted to write series fiction and spent six years writing the series. When not writing and editing, she enjoys gardening, baking, and canning because a writer has to get food somehow. Despite her highly domestic hobbies, her fiction tends to pursue lofty themes, military action, and the challenges of epic landscapes. She seeks to make her escapist fun good entertainment for others.

About Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I

This character-rich adventure follows the warrior Dreibrand Veta. He joins the powerful rys Shan, whose race possesses magical powers. The wicked tyranny of the rys Queen Onja disgusts Shan, and he desires to overthrow her. The third renegade is Miranda. After escaping from her abusive slave master, she becomes a crucial player in Shan’s bid for power. To weaken Onja, Shan raises rebellion among her human subjects and gathers allies to his cause. For over two thousand years Onja has ruled, but now, not even fear of her ability to enslave souls will stop her ambitious enemies.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?

Like any first novel of a series, Union of Renegades has to set up a fantasy world, characters, and plot, but I made sure to pack it with action. Something is always going on. I wanted readers to have fun while working toward something bigger. I also think that readers who like gray characters more than gleaming white goody good guys will appreciate my fiction. My main characters aren't exactly innocent people, but they are much better people than the bad guys.

Q: Why did you go indie?

It's hard enough to get one book deal, but try selling four novels when you're an unknown writer. Not going happen. Furthermore, I've always been attracted to business and I felt a natural inclination to build a business around my creative pursuits.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?

I fell in love with fantasy the usual way by reading J.R.R. Tolkien although I don't write like him. I also always adored some of the old school writers like Robert E. Howard, Michael Moorcock, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Currently, I find George R.R. Martin to be very impressive. His characters are captivating and the cultures he creates feel very nuanced and real.

Readers interested in epic fantasy can easily sample The Rys Chronicles by downloading the first novel Union of Renegades as a free ebook from her website

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