A few days ago I had the privilege of interviewing a talented young writer from Midwestern Ontario (for CKNX Radio – AM 920). Katie Thornton-K (who happens to be a former high school student of mine) has self-published a series of novels called The Bloodline Saga. The first novel, called Bloodline, is available right now at Amazon (amazon.ca) and at Chapters (chapters.indigo.ca), and the second novel, called Red Dragon, will be available by the end of March. Thornton-K is currently writing the third novel in the Saga, as well as a novella.
Thornton-K’s novels are must-reads. Seriously. I am not usually someone who chooses to read in the fantasy genre, but I am loving these. (I am in the process of editing the second book for her, and I edited Bloodline, which is why I have access to both of them!) The main characters are fascinating: emotionally and physically strong, morally just, and descendants of gods. The storyline involves these heroines discovering who they truly are and what they are truly meant to do for the world. There is a lot of action, including gladiator battles and fights against demons. And the attention to detail is superb. Everything is so vivid. As a reader, you feel as if you really know Braelyn, Autumn Storm, and Tessa Oak. You can feel the anticipation and exhilaration each feels during her journey to fulfill her destiny. You can hear the roar of the crowd in the gladiator ring, see the transformation of some characters into dragons, and smell the stench of the demons. It’s awesome!
Please take a listen to this portion of the interview, aired today, February 25th, 2014 (on CKNX AM 920). In it, Katie talks about the storyline of The Bloodline Saga novels, as well as her motivation/inspiration for writing, how she is publishing her books, and where (and when) they are available.
Katie’s website: http://www.katiethorntonk.com/