Fantasy, Lore, and More: The Blood of the Lion
Hi, I’m indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and today I’m speaking with Chelsea McKenna, author of the epic fantasy series The Vorelian Saga, beginning with Book 1: The Blood of the Lion.
What’s it about?
The Blood of the Lion follows three characters whose destinies intertwine as chaos and war spread through the world of Vorelea. Syra holds a dangerous relic hunted by unknown forces. King Morei descends into a curse that could undo his kingdom. And Cyrus, the first Dragon Rider in centuries, is drawn into a prophecy he wants no part of. No one can escape their fate in this sweeping epic fantasy.
What’s in this episode:
Chelsea will share how she developed The Vorelian Saga over 9 books into an epic fantasy series filled with political intrigue, ancient magic and dragons.
We’ll follow the three main characters Syra, Morei and Cyrus as their storylines converge, discussing how Chelsea created such compelling characters and complex worlds.
With dark magic, dangerous relics and gods that can’t be trusted, this series has resonated with readers. We’ll explore the themes of destiny, the human quest for power and the moral ambiguity of war.
The Blood of the Lion has already won four book awards. We’ll discuss Chelsea’s journey to become an award-winning published author and her advice for aspiring writers.
Find out what’s next for The Vorelian Saga. With 8 more books planned, Chelsea will tease what’s in store for readers without spoiling major twists!
Where to find Chelsea:
Instagram: @thevoreliansaga and @cdmckenna
Buy The Blood of the Lion: https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Lion-C-D-McKenna/dp/B09RHQK28K/
About your host, Melinda Kucsera:
I am Melinda Kucsera, an indie fantasy author who wrote and published 20+ books since 2016 across 5 series. I write epic fantasy adventures about families and magical creatures who’re just trying to survive in a world that hates and fears magic but is steeped in it.
My books are full of magic and mayhem, but somehow, even the darkest adventure always ends well. Join me every week for a new story.
Why am I here?
I want to give you more fun adventures, more often, and create a community of fantasy readers to share ideas with, new stories, artwork, and have fun. So I’m taking the plunge and posting chapters of my upcoming books, bonus content, podcasts, videos, audiobooks, boxed sets, deleted scenes, alternate endings and beginnings, Patron-only stories, and more.
About the interview:
I entered my book, Curse Breaker Enchanted, in the Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off 9 (SPFBO 9) this year and thought it might be cool to interview my fellow entrants. Only 300 books can enter the contest. 10 will advance to the semi-finals, and one will be crowned the winner of SPFBO 9 for 2023. I hope you're cheering for Curse Breaker Enchanted! You can grab a copy for free right now to celebrate.
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