The Gewellyn Chronicles

The award-winning epic Christian fantasy series about the family that will carry the Truth to the Nine Worlds, and unite Eyru's Lands forever.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Tessa Chart, Mapmaker

Original Artwork (c) Alessandra De Bernardis

From my WIP, "Truthbearer: Juncture of the Nine Worlds" 

There was a knock on the door to the Clark’s quarters at Skystormer Castle. Menta Kai opened the door to find Tessa Chart on the other side with a bundle of maps under her arm.
“Come in, Tessa, and please, in these quarters our names are Connor, Kailee, and this is my mother, Iolena Yaleria.”
“What do you have to show us, Tessa?” Connor asked. Moving to the table, Tessa quickly laid out a series of maps in sequence, tapping each one in its four corners with her index finger, which made the rolled-up sheets of parchment lie flat. Iolena looked at the young woman curiously, and at the tremendous, almost three-dimensional detail on the map sheets. “Tessa, are you by any chance magically gifted?” Iolena queried.
Tessa gave her a slightly panicked look. “My father says that I am not to discuss that with anyone, my Lady. He refers to it as my artistic talent. The truth of the matter is, even if I am able to wield magic, it seems to be only in the area of making maps and charts.”
“Whether it is an artistic talent or a magical gift,” Connor commented, “these maps are absolutely amazing. The detail is stunning.” He looked at the young woman. “I am somewhat of an amateur cartographer, myself. My ancestor was a master mapmaker, and together with another captain, led an expedition that mapped the unknown reaches of my homeland at a time when it was still unexplored.”
“Doctor Wicker showed us examples of your maps, Lord Connor,” Tessa admitted, “and I would classify you as being far from an amateur. Your maps of Gewellyn and the Aerielands are beautiful and very well crafted. You must’ve inherited your ability from the previous Clark.”
Connor ran his hand across Tessa’s maps. “I don’t believe that even my very best work is nearly as good as any of this. It’s almost like you can feel the trees and the water in the streams and rivers. You truly do have a gift, Tessa.” He looked at his wife and daughter, clearly mind-speaking, and both of them nodded in reply. “Tessa, if your father could spare you from the map shop, could we interest you in traveling with us as we journey across and throughout Eldaria? I can promise that you will see things you never even dreamed of, untold beauty and amazing places. You will also come to know hardship, and know it well, for on our journey everyone carries their own weight and does their share. If you can accept that, my wife, Kailee and I would like to invite you to be a member of our party.”
Tessa’s eyes lit up. “I am a hard worker, Lord Connor, and I can paddle a canoe, I can ride a horse, although I don’t have a horse of my own, but I do walk a lot. I’m in excellent health, and also know how to handle a sword and a matchlock. I was going to ask you if there was any chance that I could accompany you on your journey, but instead, you offered it to me. Lordabove bless, I would love to join you.”

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Trinity of the Truthbearer: Menta Kai Meets Her Princess Lona

(Author's Note: Every so often I find a picture on Pinterest that perfectly represents something.) in my stories. This is one of those pictures.)

When Menta Kai met Lona:
As his son was bringing their horses from the stables, Cadel approached Iolena and Menta Kai and bowed. “Your Highnesses, my daughters were wondering if they could visit with you for a few minutes before you depart.” The innkeeper looked hopeful.

“Of course, Cadel,” Iolena replied. “We would love to see them.” Mind-speaking to Menta Kai, she added, “Follow my lead, Melin er.” Her daughter nodded. Gwynlyn brought the three girls out, and Iolena greeted each of them by name and introduced them each to Menta Kai individually. Glynis and Sinead both performed proper curtseys, but Lona, the youngest just stood and stared at Menta Kai.

“Lona, what did we tell you about talking to the Great High Queen?” Her mother reminded her. The little girl smiled shyly, and then blurted out, “You are the prettiest elf I have ever seen in my whole life!”

Menta Kai squatted down in front of the little girl. “I don’t know if that was what your mother wanted you to say, but thank you very much, Lona.” She took the girl’s hand in hers. “You’re very pretty, too.” The girl smiled and then wrapped her arms around Menta Kai’s neck. “I love you, Lady Queen!” Menta Kai gathered the little girl in her arms and stood up holding her. She kissed Lona on the cheek, and whispered to the child, “Thank you, Lona. I love you too.” She sniffed back a tear.

“Will you come and see me again?” Lona asked.

“You can count on it, Lona Brice.” Menta Kai smiled. “You and I are Best Friends Forever."
(Picture credit Pinterest)

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Exciting News! Lower Prices on the Gewellyn Chronicles E-books!

We've reduced the prices on the entire series in eager anticipation of our three new books, "Truthbearer: Juncture of the Nine Worlds," "Saving Lona: The Adventures of Fiona Clark the White Owl, Book 4," and "Mapmaker:The Amazing Travels of Tessa Chart!"  Now you can read the entire Gewellyn Chronicles for only $2.99 each on Amazon Kindle.

Truthbearer: The Journeys of Connor Clark

White Owl: The Adventures of Fiona Clark