We’re celebrating the release of The Last Priestess today. The Last Priestess is a fantasy novel by author Elizabeth Baxter. Purchase the book today!
Read an Excerpt!
Maegwin de Romily woke with a headache on the morning of her execution.
As she roused from dark dreams she became aware of smells first: damp stone, rotting straw, an undercurrent of urine. Next came sounds: the slow drip of water, the skitter of rats, the hushed voices of the other prisoners. Then finally, sight. Dawn sunlight fell through the barred window so brightly it brought tears to her eyes and made her head pound like a drum, beating out the rhythm of her heart.
About The Last Priestess
They call him the Songmaker, and he is bringing civil war to the once-peaceful kingdom of Amaury. For Maegwin, a bitter priestess, the path forward lies in forgiving her temple’s enemies—but she dreams only of revenge. For Rovann, a king’s man, salvation might be found in the unthinkable: defying the very king he swore to protect. Unlikely alliances must be forged. Somehow these two must learn to trust not only themselves but each other if they are to stand against the terrible wrath of the Songmaker.
And so a magical epic of darkness and redemption begins.
I’ve been a bookworm since I was five years old. The first book I ever read was about a boy going shopping with his mum. I picked it up from my brother’s bedroom floor and suddenly those strange shapes on the page made sense. I could read! Hallelujah! I was soon working my way steadily through the school library and it wasn’t long before I realised that stories about dragons, elves and great big talking lions were by far the most interesting. And that was it, my obsession with fantasy fiction was born. Hence, my blog about fantasy writing, both my own and others (with a healthy dose of humour and worldly observation thrown in.)
I wrote and published my first book when I was seven. This was a rip-roaring adventure tale called “The Golden Pheasant,” about, well, a golden pheasant. I wrote out three copies on bits of paper pulled from my school books, bound them in covers made from old cereal boxes, and gave them out to my teachers. And that’s it. I was a writer!
When I’m not writing I enjoy playing tennis (badly), playing the guitar (very badly) and watching cricket whenever I can. I’m also intent on cramming as much world travel as I can into one lifetime. Funny, but my list keeps getting longer. You can never see it all can you?
Favourite TV programme: Merlin
Favourite music: Green Day, 30 Seconds To Mars, Staind, REM, Tori Amos
Favourite authors: Tolkien, Stephen Donaldson, Steven Erikson, George RR. Martin, Robin Hobb, Angie Sage, Michelle Paver, JV Jones, Terry Pratchett
Favourite films: The Untouchables, The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, The Lord of The Rings, Con Air
Being cold, getting up in the morning, two-faced people, spiders, boiled carrots.
Author blog: www.elizabethbaxter.blogspot.com
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Baxter/e/B007YTE5YW/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1