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DENIZENS AMONG US
A High Fantasy Sword & Sorcery Adventure
The Realm of Light Book Series Book 2
Prequel (The Rai Saga)
BY JAMES QUINLAN MESERVY
KINGDOMS RISE, ONE PROPHESY AFTER ANOTHER
For the people of the Realm of Light, this has always been the mantra; a foreboding concept of both men and beasts. As prophesies speak of new leadership that will bring the realm into a time of perpetual peace, four Denizen Clans exist in a tension-filled truce beneath the shadow of war. The Kingdom of Buz-Perr-Addock, ruled by Lord Yrimwaque, Jacob Hunter and his Queen, Svet-Lan-Addock, rules in fear of rebellion from the other three. While Lord Yrimwaque’s heirs – Arctyrus Hunter and his twin Amyrith, along with their cunning, younger brother Vulktyramous Hunter – are being groomed to inherit the Kingdom of Buz-Perr-Addock, Arctyrus becomes concerned with rumblings of an uprising from his brother Vulktyramous, whose main goal is to destroy the other Denizen Clans of the realm by recruiting other armies to his cause.
Arctyrus forsakes the throne of Buz-Perr-Addock by attempting to warn the other clans of his brother’s impending attack in hopes of unifying them against Vulktyramous. By doing so, Arctyrus hopes to restore peace and end the tyranny between the Denizen Clans of the Realm of Light once and for all. But the prideful clan leaders refuse to heed Arctyrus’ pleas and attack Vulktyramous and his followers individually, minimizing Arctyrus’ cause and making Vulktyramous all the more powerful. Amyrith remains indecisive between choosing which brother to follow while struggling to follow the will of her father. But in love and war, everyone aligns with one or the other and the fate of the Realms will hinge on that decision, forever.
Denizens Among Us is a Prequel to James Meservy’s debut hit, The United: The Realm of Light Book Series.
1. What is your name? Do you have a nickname?
My name is Kestrel. Just Kestrel. I was named after the smallest falcon on the Realm of the Light.
2. Who is your best friend? What kinds of things do you do when you’re together?
My best friend is my husband and equal in Rai, Arctyrus Hunter. We do everything together, and it’s always difficult being separated.
3. If you have a family, how do you get along with them? If you don’t, are there people in your life that you consider family? How do you get along with them?
So my mother died giving birth to me and I am the only daughter of Armaqya, King of Myrr. I have 5 older brothers, but unfortunately my oldest brother died in war before I was born, so it’s only here in the Realm of Rai where I was able to get a relationship with either, but my other brothers were my best friends in mortality. If I was not with Arctyrus, I was with one of them. They were overly protective perhaps, but best friends.
4. Do you have a birthmark? Scars? Where is it? How did you get it?
No, in mortality I did not have any distinctive feature or mark.
5. When you’re angry, what do you do? Where do you go? How do you deal with your anger?
When I got angry I sought to be alone in the forest which surrounded my father’s castle.
6. If had to make me a meal right now, without going to the store, what would you find in your refrigerator to feed us?
Refrigerator? Is that a Realm of Terra device? What is its purpose?
What I got hungry I either summon food by magic or go to my father’s kitchen and see what they have. The kitchens in the Castle of Myrr were always well stocked with meat, vegetables, fruits and grains. Sometimes magically summoned, but mostly grown and harvested in the gardens near the castle.
7. What’s the one thing you’re afraid of losing?
My nightmares were full of dragons promising to kill me. But, I guess he succeeded, or at least his most powerful follower did, so I guess it was less of a nightmare and more of a prophecy.
8. What makes you laugh out loud?
Arctyrus and Amyrith. It is hilarious watching their expressions as they communicate mind-to-mind after the manner of denizen twins.
9. Has anyone broken your heart? Who was s/he?
No. I never felt heartbrake.
10. What’s the one thing you want out of life that you don’t think you can have? Why can’t you have it?
To mother a child. Arctyrus is a denizen, and as such he is sterile.
I am James Quinlan Meservy
Fantasy Author Extraordinaire,
Embellisher of Events,
Creator of Creatures,
“Stories that Kindle Imagination”
James Quinlan Meservy loves literature! His favorite genre to read is classic literature (Charles Dickens is my favorite author), and his favorite genre to write is fantasy. Even when he attempts to write something that is not fantasy, his WIP becomes fantasy by the end of the first draft.
He lives in Southeast Idaho with his wife and children, and spent his childhood living moving all across northern Utah. He considers his home town to be Mendon, Ut, a small community near Logan, Utah in the Cache Valley.
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