We are way, way out West on Orcas Island this week but thanks be to God for the magic of saved recordings. Our re-visit with author friend Ronlyn Domingue stands the test of time. Listen in for the first time or the next time and be blessed by your weight in gold by this amazingly, talented author of the word with a spiritual light like no other.
Join Clearstory Radio as we sit down in New Orleans with Ronlyn Domingue and discuss the latest in her Keeper of Tales Trilogy. More Music, more Muse, and more Mystery on this great event we call life.
THE CHRONICLE OF SECRET RIVEN
“The Chronicle of Secret Riven hypnotizes with the cadence of a fairy tale and the sweeping scope of an epic. I longed to linger in this world of eloquent animals, hidden forests, and magical libraries, and felt nearly heartbroken to turn the last page. Ronlyn Domingue, like her unforgettable heroine Secret Riven, has a knack for making us all see the wonder in what appears to be ordinary.”
—Amy Shearn, author of The Mermaid of Brooklyn and How Far Is the Ocean from Here
“Mysterious manuscripts, arcane languages, and sinister silences animate the wonderfully inventive realm of Secret Riven, a character so powerful that we are both startled and enchanted as we tumble headlong into her world.”
—Maria Tatar, author of Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood
“The Chronicle of Secret Riven is an extraordinary mix of a fresh voice and an Old World sensibility. With mesmerizing language, Ronlyn Domingue spins a tale of wonder, danger, and magic, taking the reader to a faraway world that helps us to see our own with more clarity. This is a book that reminds us of the power of silence, of paying attention, of intuition, and of protecting the most vulnerable among us.”
—Susan Henderson, author of Up From the Blue
"A rare blend of historical mysticism and elaborately imagined fantasy... This is a fantastically satisfying novel in which a character can plausibly converse with insects and foliage, while always maintaining a strict internal logic. I wish I could buy real estate in Domingue's world."
—Sean Beaudoin, author of The Infects and Wise Young Fool
“An epic fairy tale for a new age, Domingue has created a mythos all her own. The Chronicle of Secret Riven deftly braids the story of love, loss, magic, myth and ancestry together into a hauntingly beautiful tale. The book also possesses a secret itself. If you know how to look for it, if you know how to listen, you’ll risk being inspired by the powerful message that glimmers beyond the pages of this shimmering story.”
—Signe Pike, author of Faery Tale
Book 1 of the Keeper of Tales Trilogy
THE MAPMAKER'S WAR
“Legend, allegory, fantasy—this second novel by Domingue entwines genres to cast a spell upon its reader.”
“An otherworldly tale that charts the all-too-human territory between heartbreak and hope.”
—Deborah Harkness, New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night
“Domingue deftly explores themes of motherhood, gender equality, and the powerful ties that bind us to our roots, while at the same time mesmerizing the reader with the story of a mythical land struggling to protect itself from the greed and jealousy of the slowly encroaching outside world.”
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