I feel like a truly independent author with today’s rerelease of my second novel, The Ashes of Heaven’s Pillar.
Thanks to artist Jessica Kerkhoff, it has a new look. Inside, it’s the same book reviewers have called “captivating,” “triumphant,” “refreshing,” and “powerful.”
Here is the blurb:
772: Charlemagne’s battles in Saxony have left Leova with nothing but her two children, Deorlaf and Sunwynn. Her beloved husband died in combat. Her faith lies shattered in the ashes of the Irminsul, the Pillar of Heaven. The relatives obligated to defend her and her family instead sell them into slavery.
In Francia, Leova is resolved to protect her son and daughter, even if it means sacrificing her honor. Her determination only grows stronger as Sunwynn blossoms into a beautiful young woman attracting the lust of a cruel master and Deorlaf becomes a headstrong man willing to brave starvation and demons to free his family. Yet Leova’s most difficult dilemma comes in the form of a Frankish friend, Hugh. He saves Deorlaf from a fanatical Saxon and is Sunwynn’s champion—but he is the warrior who slew Leova’s husband.
Set against a backdrop of historic events, including the destruction of the Irminsul, The Ashes of Heaven’s Pillar explores faith, friendship, and justice.
To those of you who’ve bought, read, or reviewed my book when it was first published, you have my gratitude. If you meant to get the book but didn’t quite get to it, here is your chance.
To celebrate my book’s new life, I’m giving away a signed paperback on Goodreads, open through Dec. 2 (see the widget below).
If you’d like to read the book right now, you can get it in either paperback or ebook at: