Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tracy Falbe publishes new fantasy novel Rys Rising: Book I

The publication of Rys Rising: Book I launches my new epic fantasy series
With a mix of pleasure, pride, and apprehension, I have finally published a new fantasy novel. Rys Rising: Book I kicks off a new series that I have been developing since 2004. Releasing a new novel into the wild after nurturing it with plenty of hand feeding for many years causes me great excitement and worry. Rys Rising: Book I will no longer live in sheltered captivity. I've opened the cage and shooed out my tender baby. It's mature now and needs to go out into the world. Some will appreciate my new novel. Some will malign it. And I will always love it.

Enough about my feelings. What's Rys Rising: Book I about?
An outlaw rises to become a dreaded warlord, the terror of kings. He takes the name Amar and seeks to join the Kez, the fiercest mercenary society in the tribal kingdoms of Gyhwen. His fearless ambition is inspired by Onja, a mysterious rys female whose magic has shaped Amar into a loyal friend. He zealously pursues her every command and hopes to join her in her mythic homeland of Jingten. But he knows little about the challenges confronting Onja. She and all rys are the reviled creations of the tabre of Nufal, and Onja longs to expel her hated masters. To liberate the rys, she knows that she will need more than Amar's help. Onja sees her best hope for an ally in Dacian, a prodigy among rys, but he is loyal to the ruling tabre order and dreams of winning equality for the rys nonviolently. He holds tenaciously to his ideals even as the tabre brutally subjugate him. Will he endure more dark abuses for the sake of peace or reach out to Onja? And what fate is Amar blindly embracing as he kills for her? Like a tree crashing in a storm, all civilizations will crack when hit by the force of the rys rising.
Right now my new novel is available in these ebook formats: Epub, Kindle-compatible PRC, and Adobe PDF.

You may select and download your preferred format for free on the free fantasy ebooks page.

You can also read the first chapter "Mountain Daughter" at the Rys Rising blog where I will be serializing the whole novel. http://falbepublishing.com/rys-rising/2011/08/02/1-mountain-daughter/

I am planning a print version in the near future.

The rest of the novels in the Rys Rising series will be forthcoming over the next year. The series will be in four parts. The second and third novels are already written, and I'm deep in the woods of writing the final novel. This means that readers who enjoy Rys Rising: Book I will be able to get future installments in a timely manner.

I am also the author of The Rys Chronicles fantasy series that has been completely published since 2007. Readers of my previous novels will find a familiar but more ancient world in Rys Rising. In my new series, I am dramatizing events from over two thousand years prior to story presented in The Rys Chronicles.

If you have not read any of my novels, don't worry. You'll be fine jumping in and starting with Rys Rising: Book I. In writing a prequel series, I designed it to be readily consumable by new readers but also intriguing and entertaining to people who have already read my other series.

Rys Rising: Book I is entirely free at my website http://www.braveluck.com/. You can download it as a complete ebook or follow the serialized web novel version. You can even do both. Whatever it takes to get you reading my awesome new fantasy novel.