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

Amazon.com • KoboBarnes & Noble

 

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?

Cover for the Feather and the Moon Well

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.

David Farland Discovery Program launching at FanX convention in March

The Feather and the Moon WellThe Feather and the Moon Well will be launched as the first novel in the David Farland Discovery Program this coming March at Fan X in Salt Lake City! I will be present as well as David Farland to sign copies and talk about the program. Hope to see you there!

Shean Pao

Shean Pao hCover of Elah's Pearlas a gifted writing talent that allowed her to compose one of the most beautiful short story out there. Drawing off meticulous and detailed descriptions, she was able to deliver a vivid and theatrical tale of a brave and righteous protagonist who seeks to do what’s right in his world. Elah’s Pearl is the story of Mokole and his brotherhood, the Bohar. Upon being forced to murder his own brother, the supposed Pearl of Elah, a potential ruler in a far future, Mokole explores his options and lingers puzzled as to what to do. Seeking the right path in one of the most important decisions in his life, this story is bound to capture your imagination in a dance for justice.

A moment of epiphany. That is all it took for the protagonist to realize what he was destined to do. This story starts off with a tense action scene. Not your typical action scene though. In the world of Muirru, a race marvellously described as a half amphibian-half human race, individuals can Challenge others. A challenge that consists on a dance battle that couldn’t have been described any more splendidly through impeccable writing than Shean Pao has done. What’s truly remarkable is how the author managed to jump into the story without dillydallying on character introductions. Managing to focus on the essence of the story, the author did an impeccable job at molding this short story into something very complete. Elah’s Pearl also succeeds to depict its characters through their actions and their beliefs. As you read, you learn more about what kind of individual the protagonist is and what he’s dealing with. More than complex, Mokole is shown as a conflicted individual with a strong sense of justice and this was portrayed with great details.

Short as it is, the story still managed to add in a great twist. One that was far from being predictable, yet the perfect choice for this 54 page plot. How do you not wish for more after reading a story this well told? Elah’s Pearl is a short story set in a fictional fantasy world that is sure to plunge you in a universe you never imagined. Set sail into Mokole’s destiny as he ponders on his brother’s life. A life that others wonder if worth the slavery of thousands. This is definitely a quick must-read. Shean Pao is without doubt an author to follow.

Yours truly,

Lashaan,

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