Fantasy, Lore, and More with Laura Huie
I’m indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and today I’m speaking with Laura Huie, author of the fantasy series The Thedre Trilogy, beginning with debut novel, The Unchosen.
What’s it about?
The Unchosen follows Fia, one of the few chosen by the gods and gifted with powerful magic. But her magic causes headaches and she can’t portal home. Discovering her life is a lie, Fia tries to learn the truth of her past with Winston. The gods stay silent as humanity rises against them, starting with Fia. Reclaiming her magic could mean going home—but it could also seal her fate to die for a forgotten crime.
What’s in this episode:
Laura will share her journey to become an author, from joining her mom at writing groups as a child to publishing her first novel. We’ll discuss her advice for aspiring writers based on her experiences.
We’ll explore how Laura developed the world of The Thedre Trilogy, where gods bestow magic on a chosen few but have been silent too long. Laura will reveal twists about Fia’s mysterious past and destiny.
With humanity threatening the gods and a crime she can’t remember, Fia is an complex character. We’ll discuss how Laura created a compelling protagonist struggling between reclaiming her power or her past.
Themes of destiny, identity and humanity’s relationship with higher powers resonate in The Unchosen. We’ll explore how these themes drive Fia’s journey of self-discovery.
Find out what’s next for the series. Laura will tease what’s to come in future books without spoiling major surprises!
Where to find Laura:
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.
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.
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About the interview:
I entered my book, Curse Breaker Enchanted, in the Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off 9 (SPFBO 9) this year and thought it might be cool to interview my fellow entrants. Only 300 books can enter the contest. 10 will advance to the semi-finals, and one will be crowned the winner of SPFBO 9 for 2023. I hope you're cheering for Curse Breaker Enchanted! You can grab a copy for free right now to celebrate: https://melindakucsera.com/the-more-epic-version
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