Saturday, August 3, 2019

Scribe Ascribed & Tribe Untied: First Bookend of the TotKW Saga

First Bookend:
Scribe Ascribed & Tribe Untied

Prologues of the First Chronicles & Book I

The stories of Farwen the Apprentice
in the Prologue of Mother's Gate
& the Prologue of Awakening

This two-part novella contains both the prologue to the Chronicles of Mother's Gate series and the prologue to the first book of that series.

It is the first bookend of the Tales of the Known World saga, and can be read at any point in the series.

It's a great little introduction to the saga, a quick bonus story set apart from the full-length narrative.

It recounts the story of Farwen the apprentice, who scribes his old master's memoirs, and the story of Darek the shifter, whose family suffers persecution for his magical gifts.

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Scribe Ascribed follows the story of Farwen, who is one of many apprentices to a renowned map-maker.

When his master invites him to scribe the myriad tales of the Known World, young Farwen eagerly sets aside his studies in favor of their new project.

As the initial tale draws to a close, Farwen faces a life-changing decision: resign from the project to create the maps for the story, or abandon his apprenticeship to become a dedicated scribe.

This story answers the question, Who is writing the tales of the Known World? with a well-traveled map-maker and his young apprentice. It also raises the question, What started it all? and transitions into the sister story Tribe Untied, about the persecution of a little boy named Darek.

In Tribe Untied, Darek is a four-year-old boy who lives on his mother's valley farm. An ominous visit leaves Darek helpless and alone, until his grandfather arrives to relocate him to safety.

Too young to understand the persecution he faces, Darek grapples with the dangers that force him onto his uncle Galen's remote homestead.

This story answers the question, What started it all? and raises new questions about Darek's fate. These questions transition into Awakening, Book One of the saga, where Darek's story continues, revealing more about his persecution and the methodic evil he must outwit.

Praise for Scribe Ascribed and Tribe Untied:
Thank you very much for bringing this wonderful book to my attention!

The concept of making a book just for prologues is refreshing and definitely making me long for the full stories.

The thing that struck me the most is how authentic every character's voice is and how easy to differentiate them is. The writing is really polished and easy to read.

As an old fantasy fanatic, I'm definitely going to read the rest of D.N. Frost's books.

-- Dr. Julia of Bucharest ★★★★★

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