Never leave the path. It’s sacred law, punishable by exile.
When her son goes missing in the perilous mountains, Kaemada defies the law to search for him. She enlists the help of her hero brother, a priestess berserker, and a fire-wielding friend. But the law exists for a reason. When the search party is captured by the mythical Kamalti, they learn that Kaemada’s son was sent to an ancient prison city.
As they battle for freedom, they discover a horrible truth that will change the future of both races forever. With their world in upheaval, Kaemada must find a way to peace if she’s to save her son—but tensions between the two races are leading to war.
The book instantly dives into the world in which Kaemada lives in. The culture and traditions are very well defined and you become instantly immersed in them. Even the characters names and places are well thought and give nuances to the the world shown.
SK’s voice is clear and writing flows smoothly. My favorite parts are the ‘journal excerpts’ at the beginning of each chapter, it gives insight in the world setting without giving too much at once.
Kaemada is a complex character who is a single mom, Her struggles and motivations are refreshing to have in a main character of a fantasy story.
I’m 15% into reading Between Starfalls and will post full review once I’m done, but loving it so far!
About the Author
S.Kaeth is an author of sci-fi/fantasy stories, as well as a dreamer, reader, writer, character interviewer, and world-builder.
She was raised in the gorgeous Driftless area of the Midwest United States on a steady diet of Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, mythology, legends of King Arthur, superheroes, and Doctor Who. As a child, she told stories constantly to family and friends, and she wrote some of the worst fan fiction and short stories that no one will ever get to see. As S got older, she was inspired a great deal by Andre Norton’s Janus novels, the Foundation series, the Ender’s Game series, Wheel of Time, Ursula K LeGuin, and Ringworld.
She’s an avid reader, and has been serious about honing her craft for about ten years, now. She finds writing necessary; it’s an integral part of who she is. Creative expression in some way helps her to get through the dark times and celebrate the bright times, making sense of the world and dealing with life in general. SK has always been, and always will be, a storyteller.
Guest Post & Mood Board
I got opportunity to have SK on a guest post and I’m super excited! She talks about world-building! The post goes live tomorrow so stay tuned! (EDIT: guest post is here!)
Meanwhile, here’s a mood board I made for Between Starfalls: