I am so excited to announce that my book,
The Feather and the Moon Well
is now available in e-book format for pre-sale
at the following
David Farland has chosen The Feather and the Moon Well as the first novel to launch his David Farland Discovery Program. As a writing instructor, he has mentored dozens of New York Times bestselling authors, including Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time), Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), James Dashner (The Maze Runner), and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight).
“In THE FEATHER AND THE MOON WELL, Shean Pao draws upon traditional tales of the fairy realm for inspiration, but creates a world that is uniquely her own. The resulting tale is richly drawn and completely seductive. This is a story that bears reading again and again.” —New York Times bestselling fantasy author David Farland.
What an honor and privilege it is, to not only be associated with such a talented writer, but to be supported and encouraged by David as well. WordFire Press will be publishing The Feather and the Moon Well in conjunction with David Farland’s Discovery Program.
The Feather and the Moon Well is available for pre-sale at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and Kobo. It will be officially available March 28, 2016.
And now, a little about the book:
We Must Live By The Choices We Make—
What If Helping Someone Evil
Could Free You From An Eternal Prison?
Legend tells of a sorceress, living within a white tower outside of the great city of Ethcabar, who owns a vast hoard of strange and curious items. If you bring her something precious to add to her Collection, she may grant your wish… or curse you.
But no one knows that the Willow Woman also possesses a Moon Well – an item of immense power. One of its many abilities grants her to see into the future, and thus alter its course.
When she sees an item within the Moon Well, a great flaming feather of incredible beauty that has the ability to free her from her tower-prison, she discovers she will have to create an evil spell for a Nepha-Lord to get it. However, the devastation to the surrounding countryside, its people, and the certainty of her own misery might be too high of a price to pay.
Barbarus is a slave who wishes to be free of his Master, a Nepha-Lord of the sixth hell. He is sent on a journey to gather a rare item for the Willow Woman’s spell. The spell his Master desires will bind a Core-Demon to the Nepha Lord’s will, and give him terrible power. Barbarus discovers he has choices, and desires of his own. His growing friendship with Anarra, will either bring him release of servitude, or certain death.
Neither Barbarus nor his master know the Willow Woman is hiding secrets of a different kind, and the use of these powers is forbidden by her own people. Will she lose the love of the one man she has come to accept? Will she risk love, friendship and the terrible war she sees within the Moon Well to obtain The Feather?
A story of selfishness, friendship, betrayal, and hope. The Feather and the Moon Well is a magical tale built within the fringe of Irish Mythology. It is the first novel by Shean Pao in the epic series, In the Brilliance of Sun.