The Pegasus’s Lament (The Swordmage Trilogy) by Martin F. Hengst

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In your own words, describe your book….

 

The Pegasus’s Lament is the final book in the Swordmage Trilogy, which follows Tiadaria, a girl sold into slavery by her father and rescued by a soldier dying of a mysterious disease. As she progresses through the first two books, she grows into the powers she wasn’t aware she has. As we go into the third book, Tiadaria is set to really discover herself and what it is that is most important to her.


What is the genre?

 

Sword and Sorcery Fantasy



What inspired you to write this book?

 

I like books with characters that make you cheer for them or cry for them. It’s my ambition to write those kinds of books, and I hope, especially in this book, that Tiadaria is one of those types of characters who you really want to win out in the end.



Will this book be a standalone or part of the series?

 

It is the third and final volume in the Swordmage Trilogy, which follows Tiadaria’s coming of age. She goes from a girl with very little worth or value to a powerful warrior who makes important decisions for herself and those around her.



What message would you like to convey with this book?

 

It is the final part of a hero’s journey, wherein Tiadaria finally comes into her own and realizes who she is and what she has to do.



What books are similar to this one?

 

The first two books in the trilogy are obviously the most similar. I guess Dragonsinger, by Anne McCaffrey would be most similar in theme, since it, too, is about a girl who is only just beginning to discover her value.

 


Where can readers find your book?

 

The Pegasus’s Lament is available on Amazon.com and Smashwords.com. Paperback and audiobook editions will eventually be available, but they haven’t been completed yet.

 


Can you tell us some about the writer behind the book?

 

I’m happily married and have two children who help keep my imagination alive. I’ve been an avid reader all my life and I was introduced to science-fiction and fantasy early in my childhood by my father, who continues to be one of the most voracious readers I know. He’s also one of my biggest fans, which is great. I like that I write things that he enjoys.

 


Tell us one thing about you we wouldn’t know?

 

I am deathly afraid of spiders. I hate them. Loathe them even. The quickest way to get me out of a room is to tell me you saw a spider.

 


How can readers connect with you?

 

I’m readily available on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Goodreads, and Amazon. I answer email as soon as I possibly can. I answer each and every review any of my books gets on Amazon, so there are lots of ways to get in touch.

 


What are you working on now?

 

I’m currently working on a novelization of Volinette’s Song, a short story available for free download from my website, solendrea.com. I’m also working on a short story in the Solendrea series scheduled to come out before Halloween.



Do you have any other books released? What is your next release?

 

The Last Swordmage and The Darkest Hour are available now from all major eBook retailers, some bookstores, and both Audible and iTunes as audiobooks. My next release will be a short novella that is part of the Solendrea series, then Volinette’s Song.

 

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