"Vigorously told deceptions and battle scenes." ~Publishers Weekly review of Eolyn

"The characters are at their best when the events engulfing them are at their worst." ~Publishers Weekly review of High Maga


Cover art by Jesse Smolover
Sole heiress to a forbidden craft, Eolyn lives in a world where women of her kind are tortured and burned.

When she meets Akmael, destined to assume the throne of this violent realm, she embarks upon a path of adventure, love, betrayal, and war.

Bound by magic, driven apart by destiny, Eolyn and the Mage King confront each other in an epic struggle that will determine the fate of a millennial tradition of magic.

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Praise for Eolyn


“Gastreich allows her heroes to have flaws—including moments of cowardice—and some victories bring new sorrows. Vigorously told deceptions and battle scenes will satisfy fans of traditional epic fantasy, with a romantic thread.” –Publisher’s Weekly

“Ms. Gastreich's uncanny talent for truly creating a world her readers can become part of is a rare gift, and one she shares abundantly in Eolyn.” –Terri-Lynne DeFino, author of Finder and A Time Never Lived

“Gastreich's Eolyn focuses on the emotional, political, and physical conflicts between powerful and three-dimensional characters.” –Carlyle Clark, co-author of The Apocalypse Gene

"Although rooted in traditional fantasy, EOLYN stretches and breaks the bounds in many ways, leading to a read that is fresh and unpredictable." -- Shauna Roberts, author of Like Mayflies in a Stream andThe Hunt

“Humour leavens the story...but never becomes intrusive or undermines the strong threads of loss, duty, romance and revenge that permeate the book. And the action is often superb.” --David Hunter, author of A Road of Blood and Slaughter

“The journey of the eponymous heroine is at times harrowing, amusing, sensual but always human. Add to that a splash of Spanish realism that at times feels like Marquez and you have a quite different first novel." --Amazon Customer Review

“I cannot recommend this book highly enough, and it has already earned a place on my ‘Most Treasured’ shelf.It is in a class of its own.” –Goodreads Review


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