Author: Beth Hudson

An Exclusive Excerpt of Etched in Fire. A Fantasy Novel.

An Exclusive Excerpt of Etched in Fire. A Fantasy Novel.

Today I’m happy to welcome Beth Hudson to Second Run Reviews. Beth started writing in third grade, but got sidelined by real life and just recently picked up her pen and started writing again. She published an illustrated chapbook, “Following Seas”, in 2008. This fall, Beth is happy to announce the release of her fantasy novel, Etched in Fire, which is being publish by Alban Lake Publishing. And today, Beth is sharing an excerpt of Etched in Fire with the fans of Second Run Reviews. Enjoy! The Overview Synopsis: Just as a barge enters Kaelennar, the city is attacked by an army of bloodthirsty esch. To protect fourteen-year-old Maelen Saltbearer, Gannet dresses her as a boy, and they take refuge with another family. Maelen wants to fight—she has some untested magical powers—but instead the children are to flee the city. The occupation of Kaelennar continues, and the children eke out a meager existence, unable to better their lot against the esch . . . until one day Maelen Saltbearer is caught, along with her friends, while smuggling children from the city. Tortured and left for dead, Maelen snaps. Torn between personal revenge and saving her people, Maelen has a decision […]

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