Sci-fi and fantasy books for all readers aged 9 and up
Keith Robinson is the author of the Island of Fog fantasy series containing magic and creatures from myth and legend. The author also has other sci-fi and fantasy work in the pipeline. Be sure to subscribe to his blog, 'like' him on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter to keep up to date with forthcoming releases.
Eye of the Manticore and Wings of a Faerie are published!
Posted on February 15, 2015 (Subscribe to Blog)
Yes, a double-whammy for Island of Fog readers – a brand new novella out now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, and Kobo for only $2.99, AND a free short story right here on this website.
Eye of the Manticore (Island of Fog Chronicles)
Thomas Patten is no ordinary boy. He and his classmates grew up on a foggy island, each destined to become a shapeshifter, able to transform into a fabulous creature of myth and legend.
But Thomas's first transformation came earlier than expected. Frightened, he ran away and got himself hopelessly lost in an unfamiliar forest and an entirely different world. Now, six years later, he must choose between a continued life with manticores in the forest... or a return to human society.
EYE OF THE MANTICORE is the first in the Island of Fog Chronicles following the adventures of various characters in the series.
See the main book page for links to Amazon, Nook, Apple, Kobo, and more.
Also published today:
Wings of a Faerie (FREE short story)
Abigail Porter may not have been the first to experience signs of change, but she was the first transform and recognize what she had become – a faerie straight from the pages of a book!
A free short story will be published every month on the 15th starting today, February 15th.
Please let me know what you think, and as always, reviews on Amazon and other stores are appreciated.
Picked up Eye of the Manticore rather quickly. I enjoyed it a lot. I admit I was surprised Thomas had not killed even a boar or other animal during his years as a Manticore. The revelation about why mantacores eat humans was also interesting... and it's understandable why Thomas wouldn't mention that when he talked to Mrs. Simone about the subject later in Book 3. Hard to have good relations with a species if you find out you are their favorite food.
It is a bit sad how locked up the manticores are... but maybe some day in the future, Thomas and the others might work up a way to help the Manticores. Find a way for them to experience the world outside their forests without hunting people to do so.
In fact he did kill boars and small animals from time to time, but he was always squeamish about it. I love your suggestion for a story where Thomas frees the manticores from the confines of the woods. :-)