Somewhat akin to Game of Thrones, this is a novel as unpredictable as it is wondrous. Chelandra provides an escapist paradise for the discerning reader.
Desperate for love and acceptance, young Galla Jenari matches wits with every male she encounters; gaining respect but losing her heart.
As lovers surround her, Galla remains alone, when a haunted insanity soon becomes her only solace.
Once ridiculed by the dashing, headstrong, Prince Shiran, Galla’s aid becomes indispensable in his fight against a fierce enemy. As she saves yet another prince from murder at the hands of his own people, Galla strikes out and declares herself an equal power. But her challenges begin anew as her world struggles with rampant disease and environmental disaster.
Classic fantasy with modern themes and young woman at the helm, Chelandra is sure to delight all those who crave an intelligent fantasy saga.
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Karina McRoberts has published six novels in two genres – a time travel adventure/romance series, set in Western Australia (The Palace of the Stars, The Mine’s Eye, and The Light) and an epic fantasy trilogy with a female lead and modern themes (Chelandra, Master of the World, and Juggernaut). Her smaller works include an anthology and a short-story (The Haunting of York – A Ghostly Anthology and Lost and Found – A Ghost Story).
Karina derives inspiration from living in a beautiful forest, while working with her husband to restore the remainder of their environs from degraded farmland to habitat for wildlife. Tahshi, their wonder dog extraordinaire, is a friend to all.
In addition to being an avid conservationist, Karina is a musician with a keen interest in world and renaissance music. She has wandered very far and been engaged in a variety of professions, ranging from migrant sweat-shop labourer to research scientist. Recently, she’s been busy as a lizard surgeon and sometime snake handler.
Karina has intense interests in the evolution of social justice and the expansion of human (and animal) consciousness.
Never at a loss for inspiration, she aims to bring her readers entertainment, enlightenment and, most of all, pure enjoyment!
Karina is presently hard at work on her next novel, which will take place in the Scottish Hebrides and The Valley of the Kings.