Book Description

Lantamyra: A Tapestry of Fantasy by Susan Waterwyk

The Indie Book of the Day for 26th of February, 2013!

Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy

For the chance to journey to another world, Tylya Lansing is willing to give up everything on Earth, including her lover, Josh Hamilton. All she has to do is find her grandmother’s crystal scepter, lost for decades in a rugged Sierra Nevada canyon. Since she was a child, she has heard stories of Lantamyra, a world where magic is created with myra crystals, where mind expansion is granted crystal powers, where keepers and wards respect and protect life. Once the scepter is found, she journeys to this earth-like world that is recovering from an ice age. Areas of the planet have been terra-formed by the mysterious Keepers of Akosh to provide sanctuary for the endangered species of two other worlds—humans from Earth and dragons from Lanluong. She learns that Earth is about to experience catastrophic changes from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and Lantamyra may provide the only hope for humankind to survive. Tylya is determined to learn the ancient Akoshic Secrets of the Ways, a mind-expanding process necessary to control the power of myra crystals and to become a keeper of dragons.

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Book Insight

  • File Size: 899 KB
  • Print Length: 500 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009KWM4LW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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Becoming an author began with a dream I had of a lengthy conversation with a dragon; the dream ended with the image of a grandmother and adult granddaughter being carried by the dragon through a doorway in the sky to a magical world.

A few days after the dream, my daughters and granddaughters came to spend Mother’s Day with me. After dinner, I shared the story of the dream and told them that it would be fun to write a fantasy and create a world that people could escape to when life on Earth became too overwhelming. Everyone agreed. Later that night, the first pages were written.

I have been an avid reader of classic novels, as well as contemporary, and I enjoy reading fantasy and good sci-fi (by good, I mean where the author has researched the science to support the scientific concepts).

Since this would be my first serious attempt at writing, I wanted a light-hearted novel. If I was going to devote a lot of time inside the storyworld, I wanted to enjoy it. The women would be strong and intelligent, the men handsome and well-mannered (it’s a fantasy, remember) and the dragons would be intelligent and cultured. I also wanted a story that would appeal to sci-fi fans with scientific concepts that would intrigue. For the next seven years, I spent the majority of my time traveling between Earth and that magical world.

I felt that there was a magical symmetry in publishing the book in the Chinese Year of the Dragon, after all, some of my dragons were created in likeness and with respect to Chinese dragons.

For my book cover, I created a dreamscape of Lantamyra on canvas so that the reader could see some of the important elements of the story.

As a child (who never quite grew up) I spent a lot of time creating imaginary worlds in my mind, but never had the urge to write them down, until now, hence Lantamyra.

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