Monday, August 26, 2013

Wings of Nestor Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway!

Wings of Arian
by Devri Walls
Series: Solus #1
Published: April 24th 2012 

Kiora thought she had never heard a lie until she was sixteen. But she was wrong. Her entire existence was based on nothing but. She thought that evil did not exist. Lie. That magic was not real. Lie. And that the land of Meros was all there was. One more lie.

With Aleric telling her that evil is knocking on the door and that she is the only one who can stop them she has a choice to make. Refuse, or start the wildest most painful ride of her life.
She reluctantly dips her toe into her new existence of magic and threads, dragons and shapeshifters, and the person who wants to take control of it all: the evil Dralazar.

However, this journey was never meant to be hers alone. She will be accompanied by a Protector. To her disbelief, and utter irritation they name the hotheaded, stubborn, non -magical, (albeit gorgeous) Prince Emane. They will have to trust each other with their lives, but right now Kiora would settle for a non hostile conversation.

And now it comes down to this, If you had never heard a lie, would you know when you heard one? Is knowing good from evil innate? Kiora finds herself having to decide who lives and who dies on those very questions.

Wings of Tavea
by Devri Walls
Series: Solus #2
Published: November, 2012

Kiora is rapidly learning that evil and lies come in shades of black and white and swirling greys, but nothing could have prepared her for the shock of leaving Meros.

Kiora and her protector Emane step through the pass into a world they never knew existed but were always meant to save, only to find it far worse than they could have ever imagined. Good has been forced into hiding for its own survival, while the rest of the land bows to the Shadow, a force that pushes any remaining thoughts of Dralazar from Kiora’s mind. This land is full of new creatures, each more dangerous than the last. Her visions have taken on a deadly twist, and magic, or what comes of it, was never so real. And then there is Alcander: a Tavean, their guide, and an entirely different kind of trouble.


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Wings of Nestor
Devri Walls
Series: Solus #3
Publication date: June 24th 2013

Kiora needs answers. Who is the Shadow? Who is Jasmine? Are they connected? And even more pressing: how can she stop Shadow from using Kiora’s dreams as a map to find them? They have escaped three times, but are living on borrowed time—and everybody knows it.

Her search for help will push her closer to Alcander, send her to the dragon mountain of Toopai, and straight back to Meros—where magic will finally return to the land of no magic. Answers will be uncovered and plans unearthed that have been waiting for thousands of years.

But with the Shadow’s forces gathering, it looks like the land’s path is hurtling towards one outcome: war with the Shadow and death to all rebels. Armed with knowledge and hope, Kiora is determined to change that path. But will fate allow it? Or will it deal her a hard lesson about following ones own destiny?


Top Ten influences

This list was complicated because I am influenced by everything around me. Some of this list influenced my love of fantasy when I was younger and definitely added flavor to some of my scenes. Others, I have read or watched during the writing process and added great tidbits of inspiration and jumping off points.

10.) Dark Crystal- one of the first movies I remember being fascinated with.
9.) Never Ending Story- There is a nod to this in book one, I am sure you can find it.
8.) Labryinth- So fun!
7.) Disney- Disney, my hat is off. Your writers are brilliant, the storylines amazing. How can anyone grow up in the time I did and not find inspiration within your work?
6.) Harry Potter- Although you made my life difficult because you used every magical creature in the dictionary, and I had to steer away from some things I would have otherwise used lest it be to reminiscent of your series, let’s face it- it was brilliant!
5.) Avatar- This movie showed me what could happen if you truly realized your creativity and cut out the boundaries. It allowed me to really let go.
4.)BBC’s Merlin—Magic, and Royals and Dragons- Oh my!
3.) Eragon- An epic fantasy done in YA form, loved it.
2.) All of Cinda Williams Chima’s work. Her word-building and world-building are both beautiful.
1.) Lord of The Rings. What to say? It’s Epic. It’s amazing. It’s breathtaking. It is fantasy at it’s finest.

Devri Walls lives in Kuna Idaho with her husband and two kids. She has worked as a music teacher and currently, a preschool teacher. She majored in theater and her love of a story still drives her today. Thankfully, she has finally found an outlet for all the voices in her head. Her first novel, Wings of Arian, is available on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and Apple. The second book in the Solus trilogy, Wings of Tavea is scheduled for release Nov 2012.

1 comment:

  1. Oh god I loved Avatar so much! The 3D was so cool! Great post, ladies! :)