San Giacomo’s Corner – A Place to Connect with Readers reviewed Shadows in the Stone, Book 1 in the Castle Keepers series.
Diane Lynn McGyver stands head and shoulders above other indie authors. Her dialog flows well, as does her setting and internal descriptions. She knows how to show and not tell better than most. There is also a skillful knowledge of writing at work.
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Diane Lynn McGyver is the author of the Castle Keepers Series. The series includes full-length fantasy novels as well as short stories containing the same characters. McGyver writes traditional fantasy stories with sword, sorcery and magic.
One by one, Isla’s senses awakened. The pain in her legs and buttocks greeted her first. The bad dreams dissolved into one, and she opened her eyes. The tree branches overhanging her sleeping spot blocked the morning sun, but didn’t hide the ugly scowl of the hauflin who peered down upon her. She trembled, remembering the events of yesterday. He must have sensed her fear because a stupid smirk appeared on his face.
Isla breathed easier when he turned and walked away. She sat up and pulled the blanket around her. The dwarf who had carried her to a safer location still leant against the tree. He ate bread from a brown bag. He didn’t spread anything on it like butter or fenberry jam. He ate it as if a big cookie.
Alaura awoke to movement within the sheep stall. In the dim light she saw Isla staring in the direction of Aruam Castle. She turned and looked in the same direction as the child but found nothing unusual.
Isla slipped between the stall rails and entered the dwelling. Frequent wandering convinced Alaura the time to rescue the child had to be soon, before she went missing. She couldn’t keep the child safe if she strayed from the yard in her absence.
A crash inside the dwelling startled Alaura. The once-dark interior exploded with light, but she couldn’t see the source of the noise.
“Where is it?”
She heard a deep voice; it didn’t sound like Keiron Ruckle. After several loud bangs, another voice echoed on the night air.
“Maybe he already has it.”
“Darnacles!” The first voice growled.
“Maybe it’s outside.”
Alaura froze as a large human flung the back door open. Two more men followed him outside. All three brandished swords and wore chainmail armour over rugged clothing of The Trail. They searched the backyard.
“This’ll show Keiron how we deal with traitors!”
Shadows in the Stone, the first book in the fantasy series Castle Keepers by Diane Lynn McGyver, has been reviewed by Lynn Davidson at Polilla Writes.
Pockets of Wildflowers and Shadows in the Stone, both by Diane Lynn McGyver, are now available at the Colchester-East Hants Library, Elmsdale Branch (Nova Scotia). Readers throughout the province can borrow the novels through the inter-library loan program.
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The eBook Destiny Governed their Lives by Diane Lynn McGyver is currently free to download from Smashwords. The short story is about Catriona Wheatcroft, one of the characters who appear in the fantasy novel Shadows in the Stone.
Catriona Wheatcroft is a young, ambitious girl living in Maskil. Although she’s been told she’s not ready to cast complicated spells, she’s determined to get her hands on a magical scroll. When the perfect opportunity arrives, Catriona grabs it. Will she succeed and prove everyone wrong, or will she take on more magic than she can control and bring tragedy to her life?
Destiny Governed their Lives is the first short story in the Castle Keepers Tales. The pivotal events detailed within these stories provide insight to the characters who appear in The Castle Keeper fantasy novel series.
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