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Fantasy, Lore, & More: The Crystal Pawn
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Fantasy, Lore, & More: The Crystal Pawn

Hi, I’m indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and in this episode Deb Jarvis is joining me to talk about her book, The Crystal Pawn.

What’s it about?

Deirdre Hawes has always dreamed of meeting her father, but the reality of who he is and where he is from exceeds her wildest imagination. The Crystal Pawn is a character-driven fantasy adventure. Set in a magical land created by Deb Jarvis, The Crystal Pawn brings shapeshifters, clans, and an impending war to life.

What’s in this episode:

  • Deb Jarvis will take us into a world of magical clans and shapeshifters with an excerpt from The Crystal Pawn, and we’ll explore aspects of that world like the impending religious war.

  • We’ll find out what to expect from this fantasy series and maybe get some spoiler-free highlights of what’s to come. 

  • We’ll discuss Deirdre's journey from meeting her father to becoming heir to a magical clan, and discover details about the clans, magic, and politics in this fantasy world.

  • Join us in a place where magical clans vie for power, and war looms on the horizon.

Where to get the book: https://linktr.ee/The_rael_coyote

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.

Where to find your host, Melinda Kucsera:

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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="https://anchor.fm/melinda-kucsera/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/melinda-kucsera/support</a>
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