Today we’ll explore the Epic Fantasy world of author Rayne Hall. This post is packed full of all the details on Storm Dancer. Below you’ll find the BLURB, TRAILER, and EXCERPT. Also below you’ll find the links for all the places you can find Storm Dancer, Rayne’s BIO AND a GIVEAWAY for Stories from the Storm Dancer World.
by Rayne Hall
Publisher: Scimitar Press
Length: 469 Pages
Sub-Genres: Epic Fantasy
Six short stories from the mystical Bronze Age world of the dark epic fantasy novel Storm Dancer. The stories span the fantasy and horror genres, varying in tone from light to dark, from quirky to disturbing. Some have been previously published in magazines, ezines, collections and anthologies, others appear here for the first time. British spellings.
Suddenly the air sang with danger. A rider vaulted off his grey horse. The sight of his moss-green tunic and plaited belt hit her guts. This was one of the Consort’s henchmen, a thousand miles from the palace. Had he come to arrest her?
She took a step back, poised for flight.
“A reading, please, seer.” His voice was deep like a slow-flowing river, smooth on top but dangerous beneath.
She allowed herself to meet his eyes, as if she had nothing to fear from his kind. Although his mouth smiled, his eyes were bitter-dark like olives. An aura of vibrant intelligence was enveloped in intense bitterness, and under his cheerful courtesy, pain radiated from him like heat searing from a fire.
Her instincts screamed at her to pull free from the dangerous power before it could burn her, but a genuine wandering seer would not panic at the sight of a palace official, and bolting would draw his suspicion.
She forced herself to stay in her role. “Your hands,” she demanded, careful to hide her accent.
The hands were wrong: Brown, with short dirty nails, calloused, rough and ridged with old scars, they did not belong to a courtier, nor even to a guard.
At the moment of touch, shock surged through her, sending tingles all over her body. Her stomach felt as if a pestle was running along the inside of a stone mortar. Several futures flashed by her vision, too fast to hold, then his past dragged her in. She heard screams of terror and pain, and smelled the stench of burning flesh. This man was burning in the fire of his own soul.
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Rayne Hall has published more than forty books under different pen names with different publishers in different genres, mostly fantasy, horror and non-fiction. Recent books include Storm Dancer (dark epic fantasy novel), Six Scary Tales Vol 1, 2 and 3 (mild horror stories), Six Historical Tales (short stories), Six Quirky Tales (humorous fantasy stories), Writing Fight Scenes, The World-Loss Diet and Writing Scary Scenes (instructions for authors).
She holds a college degree in publishing management and a masters degree in creative writing. Currently, she edits the Ten Tales series of multi-author short story anthologies: Bites: Ten Tales of Vampires, Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts, Scared: Ten Tales of Horror, Cutlass: Ten Tales of Pirates, Beltane: Ten Tales of Witchcraft, Spells: Ten Tales of Magic, Undead: Ten Tales of Zombies and more.
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Blurb: Six short stories from the mystical Bronze Age world of the dark epic fantasy novel Storm Dancer. The stories span the fantasy and horror genres, varying in tone from light to dark, from quirky to disturbing. Some have been previously published in magazines, ezines, collections and anthologies, others appear here for the first time. British spellings.
I adore fantasy!! The excerpt sounds really good and I ADORE your avatar. I’d love to win a copy. authorangelicadawson at gmail.com
I agree completely, Angelica. Thank you for stopping in today. 🙂
The book trailer was quite interesting. I have a thing for fantasy and magic, so the excerpt was a nice snippet that drew me in.
I had the same reaction, Benjamin. Thanks for stopping in today. It’s always good to see you here.
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