A House Divided Sneak Peek
Starting the Astoran Asunder series was kind of a liberating experience for me. Though I've enjoyed working on my Fairytale Collection novels and have ideas for more, the downside is that fairy tales often have expectations attached to them. With A House Divided, I was free to go wild in the sandbox of my imagination. I could create an entirely new world with a new magical system and new cultures. One of my favorite things to do as an author it to play around with genres, and Astoran Asunder has enabled me to create a blend of elements I enjoy: romance, mystery, suspense, magic, and a fantastical setting.
There are many things I love about Cianne and Kila's story. I love the mystery surrounding her House. I love the theme of living as an outsider and learning to turn what seem like disadvantages into advantages. I love that Cianne is so much more than anyone in her House can imagine she is, and I love that Kila respects her strength and resilience. I love that what was initially Cianne's childhood crush on Kila begins to bloom and grow, and two people who often felt alone in their world come to find that they can rely on one another.
And I love that their story is not done. Though book two centers around a new set of characters, Cianne and Kila are still very much a part of the larger events driving the overall series narrative, so don't be surprised to find them popping up in future books in the series.