Today I have the opportunity to spotlight a wonderful book and author. Outpost by . I hope everyone will take a look. I appreciate being able to post this. Thank You Faith for this opportunity!
Is OUT NOW!
So go get your copy!
Nine thousand suns ago, a race of immortal warriors came from the stars through a rare alignment and stepped onto the world of Math, a world much like their own, a perfect place for a backwater outpost from which to fight their ancient war. The realm they claimed came to be known as Dyrregin, Gateway of the Gods.
They call themselves the Fylking. Unseen by all save those sensitive to the Otherworld, the Fylking taught seers to build and ward over the Gate, an interdimensional portal spanning the realm like a sigil shining on the surface of the world. The Fylking’s enemies, pitiless beings who think nothing of annihilating a world to gain even a small advantage, are bent on destroying it. They succeeded once, leaving Dyrregin in abandoned desolation for a thousand suns.
Twelve centuries have passed since the Fylking returned. Dyrregin is at war. Seers are disappearing and their immortal guardians are blind, deceived by their own kind. A Gate warden with a tormented past discovers a warlock using Fylking magic to gather an army of warriors that cannot die. A King’s ranger who defends the wilds of the realm is snared in a political trap that forces him to choose between love and honor. And a knitter touched by the gods catches the eye of a dark immortal with no name and the power to summon storms.
Forced to find allies in unlikely places, these three mortals are drawn into a maelstrom of murder, treachery, sorcery and war, fertile ground for both their personal demons and those of their immortal masters, who cast long shadows indeed. When they uncover the source of the rising darkness, they must rally to protect the Gate against a plot that will violate the balance of cosmos, destroy the Fylking and leave the world of Math in ruins.
The god they serve is as fickle as a crow.
Finalist in the 2016 Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off.
“The tone is excellent, reminiscent of some of the earliest examples of grim Norse fantasy.” – G.W. Matthews, Fantasy Faction
“McKinstry’s excellent description is both fluid and elegantly simple, and it paints an effective picture of settings, events, and characters. All in all, McKinstry’s book proves to be one of the best independently published fantasy novels of the past year. Tense, gritty, exciting, and romantic, Outpost is a tale avid fantasy readers won’t want to miss.” – Self-Publishing Review
“Rich in detail and beautifully written, the book features incredible world-building, taking place in a fantasy setting that breaks the bounds of expectations. The cultures and concepts and creatures portrayed in this novel are also brought to life so vividly that they practically leap off the pages.” – Mogsy, Bibliosanctum
“This is a novel that will get your heart racing and make you bite your nails. The tension was palpable, the dialogues were crisp and the characters were real, despite having powers. They had human flaws that made them approachable and understanding.” – Rabia Tanveer, Readers’ Favorite
“Outpost is a richly described fantasy world that I could immediately envision. McKinstry does an excellent job of describing the characters and the landscape with such detail that I felt as if I was immersed in the world. I was amazed at the skill needed to keep the characters’ stories separate and unique. I enjoyed this story thoroughly.” – Anna Smith, Readers’ Favorite
“Outpost (The Fylking Book 1) by F.T. McKinstry is an entertaining epic fantasy novel with a unique and distinctly new world sure to entertain anyone who is a fan of the genre. Great story, I really enjoyed it! I’m looking forward to reading more books in this series.” – Ryan Jordan, Readers’ Favorite
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Crowharrow (Chronicles of Ealiron Book 3)
Ascarion (Chronicles of Ealiron Book 4)
Water Dark (Chronicles of Ealiron Book 5)
The Eye of Odin
F.T. McKinstry grew up studying music and reading books. An old-school fantasy geek, she acquired a deep love for fantasy, science fiction and the esoteric, of which she was an avid reader. With a background in computer electronics and software development, she wrote and illustrated technical documentation for many years, during which time she created fantasy worlds. She is inspired by plant and animal lore, Northern European legend and mythology, fairy tales, mythical creatures, music, medieval warfare and shamanism.
F.T. McKinstry is the author of the fantasy series The Fylking and The Chronicles of Ealiron. Her short stories appear in Wizards, Woods and Gods and various fantasy/scifi magazines. Aside from books, she enjoys oil painting, gardening, yoga, hanging out with her cats and fishes, and being in the woods.