Sunday, August 18, 2019

Featured Indie Book: The Phoenix Embryo (Jeanne Marcella)


The Phoenix Embryo (Jeanne Marcella)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Dark Fantasy Novel The Phoenix Embryo by Jeanne Marcella.

The Phoenix Embryo is a gritty dark fantasy for mature readers who enjoy mystery, suspense, tragedy, warrior priests and phoenix gods. It is a coming of age story filled with betrayal, grief, and hope. This is book 1 of the Seasons of the Phoenix saga, an LGBTQ fantasy fiction.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 400 pages - released in January 2018.




About the Book

Twelve-and-a-half-year-old Acanthus Breese and his yellow-robed peers have survived without an adult presence for seven years. They’ve scavenged. Endured madness, starvation, and murder after the adults imprisoned and abandoned them without a backward glance. They’ve clawed their way to civilization and questionable sanity at the guidance of one of their own.

Thirteen-year-old Edward Dasheel is a direct descendant of the goddess Staritti and the red phoenix god, Dasheel. Because of Edward’s love and leadership, Acanthus and the other boys know that despite their regretful crime of harming Staritti and driving her away, hope for redemption remains.

Acanthus knows Edward better than anyone; he knows Edward hides dark secrets about their exile, the adults, and specifically about him. So it is terrifying when suddenly the adults return, pushing themselves back into their lives. What do they want after all these years? And why?

The Phoenix Embryo (Jeanne Marcella)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "The uniqueness of the phoenix races and the worldbuilding. Of Acanthus Breese's journey to discover who, and what he is. In the first book, the reader is kept in the dark almost as much as Acanthus is. Much of the plot unfolds as Acanthus learns it throughout the novel. [...]" - Reader Review

- "[...] The girls and kids who don't toe the line disappear and are assumed dead. The adults treat the kids like they are monsters, inflict various psychological tortures on them, and do not allow them knowledge. The boys form a culture, with love bonds (hence the hair beading, it is a bonding ritual) and a form of government. So Acanthus opens the book by finding himself [...]" - Amazon Review



About the Author

Granted unlimited access to books at a very early age via the library, Jeanne Marcella quickly acquired a fondness for creating her own stories through word and drawing.

Her wild imagination was further fueled by working in libraries and bookstores throughout her life. She writes fantasy that dives into quests and the grit of living. Her style is eclectic and eccentric. Stories move outside-the-box and embody the fantastic as fantasy was meant to be consumed. Her darker sagas are not for the faint of heart; they burrow deeper into exploring that idea of fantastic and push boundaries.

Nearly all her characters are LGBTQIA+ (gay/queer), but that does not define who they are or the goals they struggle to reach.

Jeanne was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.




Links to the Book

Connect with the Author via the Author's Website

Connect with the Author via on Twitter: @AForgeOfPhoenix

Link to the Paperback The Phoenix Embryo on Amazon

Link to the eBook The Phoenix Embryo on Amazon



The Phoenix Embryo (Jeanne Marcella)


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