Saturday, September 08, 2012

New Indie Book Release: NHAKIRA - Chosen (Jeanine Henning)

New Indie Book Release:
NHAKIRA Book 1: Chosen - Jeanine Henning - (Edited by Meg De Jong)
YA Fantasy Fiction (August 22, 2012 - 272 pages)

“A story of magic, power, and escapism..."

About the Book

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“CHOSEN” is the first in an action-packed trilogy featuring Nhakira, one of the most stubborn, acid tongued, beautiful and temperamental characters ever created in YA Fantasy Fiction!

Nhakira, a rebellious and abused young slave, is about to find herself in the wrong place at the wrong time...

In a world where magic, freedom, and liberty is banned by Mathus, a dictatorial sorcerer, Nhakira is mistakenly given the power meant for a Farinian warrior. A prophecy and plan forged centuries before her birth, to liberate the world of Amyr from Mathus’ brutal reign, is ruined within the blink of an eye.

Now, the fate of Amyr rests in Nhakira’s hands, as she must embark on a journey that will ultimately lead to a battle of power and magic. She is joined by a Dreamcharmer magician named Sal, who must use all his magical craft and wisdom in attempt to salvage the fumbled prophecy. He guides Nhakira as her powers develop, even though she resists the new responsibility. Along the way they meet Tamor, an Aquilon stallion with an attitude that rival Nhakira’s, and Scowler, a mysterious loner who lives in exile from his barbaric tribe, and hides a deep secret. Together this unlikely group of friends are constantly on the run from Mathus and his Deharch Force.

When buying “Chosen”, the reader will be transported to a world that offers characters, languages, realms and magic unique to Nhakira’s universe. It is a journey of adventure, wisdom and lots of humor. The reader will go to an underwater kingdom, meet the magical Dreamcharmers, witness torture scenes with dark magic, and discover peculiar new creatures and disturbingly malefic enemies.
This journey is a riveting ride with Nhakira and her friends, as they unlock secrets that will ultimately guide her toward that which she is supposed to become: the savior.

About the Author

Jeanine Henning on Indie Author News
Jeanine Henning
Jeanine Henning currently lives in the vibrant city of Cape Town (South Africa) where she is a full time illustrator and writer. She of course considers this unique city to be her ‘muse’, which is exactly what such a creatively diverse mind needs. Add a group of creative friends, supportive family, the fantastic Cape wines and regular horse rides – and you have a recipe for inspiration! Her extensive professional background includes children’s book illustration and publication, comic book art and publishing, book cover art, console game design and fantasy art.

After years of experience in the publishing, comic book, game design and art industries, Jeanine decided to pursue another passion: writing. Her first book, NHAKIRA, literally ‘popped’ into her mind one night after leaving gym. The character herself, Nhakira, was born within a spark of a thought, and her whole story, world and even language were formed by the time Jeanine arrived home. Nhakira persisted, and eventually Jeanine sat down and began giving this character life. She hasn’t stopped writing since. And the rest, as they say, is becoming history.

Since she started writing Nhakira, Jeanine Henning has completed the whole trilogy, as well as two other books. Her main intention, as a writer, is to entertain the reader, and to create new worlds of fantasy for readers to escape into. Her books are not just stories, they’re experiences.

Connect with Jeanine Henning on Twitter: @JenVinci