“The time for Kiero’s reign in prosperity is over.”
Six years before the Black Dawn Rebellion, Adair Stratton and Emory Fae are following in their parent’s footsteps and living at The Academy, a home for those who are gifted. The pressure to uphold the future of their parent’s dream falls on them. An outcast and feared by most, Adair longs to break away from the expectations dictating his future. Even if Emory tries to make him see differently. An unexpected group of friends keep him there, but as whispers of unexplained disappearances start reaching from the capital, Adair starts to doubt The Academy is all it seems.
An unexpected visit ignites new tensions as the roguish king from across the Black Sea, Tadeas Maher of the
Shattered Isles, and his heir, Marquis Maher sail to Kiero. Notorious for their pirating and wrath- for the first time in years, they demand the Fae’s listen to their proposition for a new treaty, holding the news of Nei’s father’s abrupt death over them. Caught in the middle of politics- Adair and Emory, with the help of their best friends Brokk and Memphis search for the one thing that matters most- finding out the truth. In this gripping prequel to Black Dawn, their world is tipped upside down as unlikely alliances are made. War ravages through Kiero and is torn apart by acclaimed Kings. Through the throes of betrayal, lies, hidden magic and love, Adair is faced with a life changing decision- to fight or to bow to the darkness within him.
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GUEST POST: Where does the inspiration for your character development come from? How do you decide which is the best fit for this particular story?
Thanks for having me! The idea for Renegade came after writing Black Dawn and I knew I wanted to dive deeper in how the world of Kiero came to be in its current state. Writing these characters as
teenagers instead of young adults was challenging and exhilarating and diving deeper into who they are individually.
The inspiration for the development and characters comes from a lot of different things, starting with asking myself questions:
What are their fears? Strengths and weaknesses?
What do they like doing, where do they draw their inspiration from, how does their abilities make them stronger, or is it more of a weapon etc.
After this, I really allow the characters to lead me down their path, all the while as the author thinking how they would respond to certain situations and seeing where that takes me.
Renegade’s focus was always to show more of how Adair became the villain, and why, so everything else fell around me having the inspiration to write his story.
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Mallory McCartney currently lives in Sarnia, Ontario with her husband and their three dachshunds Link, Lola and Leonard. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be found day dreaming about fantasy worlds and hiking. Other favorite pastimes involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new coffee and dessert shops.
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