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Fantasy, Lore, & More: Hopepunk & The Relic Thief

Fantasy, Lore, & More: Hopepunk & The Relic Thief

Hi, I’m indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and in this episode Jill Chard is joining me to talk about her book, The Relic Thief.

What’s it about?

  • The Relic Thief is a provocative story full of heists and adventures, intrigue and action - a real page-turner.

  • The Relic Thief is a character-driven fantasy adventure.

  • Set in the The Other Side of Darkness series created by Jill Chard, The Relic Thief is an action-packed, Hopepunk fantasy adventure.

What’s in this episode:

  • Jill Chard will take us into a world of dangerous relic heists and a plot to rekindle destructive magic with an excerpt from The Relic Thief, and we’ll explore aspects of that world, like the main character Nila's life as a thief.

  • We’ll find out what to expect from the The Other Side of Darkness series and maybe get some spoiler-free highlights of what’s to come.

  • We’ll discuss Nila's journey from thief to someone trying to change the course of destiny and discover worldbuilding details around relics and magic.

  • Join us in a place where danger turns deadly, and destiny drives the characters down dark paths, and they must change its course.

Where to get the book:

Where to find our guest:

About your host, Melinda Kucsera:

I am Melinda Kucsera, an indie fantasy author who wrote and published 20+ books since 2016 across 5 series. I write epic fantasy adventures about families and magical creatures who’re just trying to survive in a world that hates and fears magic but is steeped in it.

My books are full of magic and mayhem, but somehow, even the darkest adventure always ends well. ⁠Join me⁠ every week for a new story.

What series do I write?

  • The Curse Breaker series chronicles the adventures of a reluctant mage (Sarn), his son, and the magical creatures they befriend as they fight to save their underground city from monsters, ancient evils, and a variety of magical threats.

  • The His Angelic Keeper series follows a ghost girl who just wants to save her still-living family, not stop a demon invasion or the literal apocalypse, but she’ll do that too if she must. (This is a humorous series that stars Sarn’s twin sister from the Curse Breaker series).

  • The Robin of Larkspur series follows Robin, a woman who just wants to save her daughter from the mythical creatures that kidnapped her baby. Sarn tries to help her.

  • The Divergent Heroes series is supposed to star two knights who are partially disabled but a younger version of Sarn keeps stealing the scenes.

  • The Curse Breaker’s Companion series which includes side quests, wacky what ifs, and stories from my newsletter of Sarn and his family in our world because they won’t stay inside the epic fantasy books they star in. They’d rather visit me through a portal conveniently located in their cave.

Why am I here?

  • I want to give you more fun adventures, more often, and create a community of fantasy readers to share ideas with, new stories, artwork, and have fun. So I’m taking the plunge and posting chapters of my upcoming books, bonus content, podcasts, videos, audiobooks, boxed sets, deleted scenes, alternate endings and beginnings, Patron-only stories, and more.  

  • Become a patron now to read those stories.

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Epic Fantasy Adventures with Melinda Kucsera
I am Melinda Kucsera, an indie fantasy author and I narrate chapters from my adventure books, talk about other fantasy books and shows and try my best not to get derailed by the shenanigans of characters who are supposed to be fictional, but they don't stay within the pages of my books. I tell all their secrets and what trouble they get into in between books. Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>