You created an entire fantasy world for this series. What inspired you to write this series and build the world of Titania?
It really started from an image (screensaver) on my computer of a massive green moon overlooking a palm beach and I wondered who would be there sitting on the edge and why. I wrote a chapter about it for fun and by the end of the chapter I had figured out the main plot of Titanian Chronicles. That was just the beginning of the fun of world building… and I never looked back. That original chapter now exists as chapter 2.
What drew you to the genre of fantasy?
I never would have thought I would write fantasy, I mean, I loved the genre as a kid but as an adult if I was actually choosing to become a writer I would have gone into crime mystery writing because I absolutely love it. As it happens I had been reading Dragonlance books a lot before I got married and so the combination of that big green moon and my enjoyment of Dragonlance led me in a fantasy direction. Undeniably no regrets though!
What else is coming for the world of Titania?
Beyond the Titanian Chronicles is Titanian Awakenings which furthers the timeline 20 years into the future where we see children of the original characters have grown and are forging their own paths. The new series follows these secondary characters from the first series on their own adventures, however we see favourites from the first series making an appearance. They are no longer the mains, but they are far from forgotten.
About the Book:
Fantasy author Leisl Kaberry is back with new adventure trilogy, Titanian Awakenings, which takes place 20 years after her Titanian Chronicles. Shadow of Darkness is the first book in the Titanian Awakenings trilogy.
Shadow of Darkness
Author: Leisl Kaberry
Publisher: Independently published
Release Date: October 10, 2023
Series: Titanian Awakenings #1
It has been twenty years since Alkarrien and his dark army were defeated. Matara and Padicum, who were young boys during the war, are now grown men each having followed the footsteps of the family they were raised in. Despite peace reigning throughout the Land of Marrapassa there is an unrest amongst certain factions who are not happy with the post mage wars environment. Poverty is on the rise and so too are pockets of renegades out to pillage, cause mischief and bring back forbidden practices such as slavery. Will a new king in the Kingdom of Avanleah be able to work with his people to bring down the depravity? Will Matara be able to remain true to his values and beliefs or will his devotion to his younger sister, Kessaria be his ultimate downfall?
About the Author:
Writing became Leisl’s passion after an inspiration to create led her to write a single chapter in which the world of Titania was born.
An Aussie born and bred, she has lived in a variety of places including the Australian outback and Montreal, Canada. She currently resides in Kitimat, Northern British Columbia with her husband and four children. She has a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice and works for Victim Services at the local RCMP. She has a brown belt in karate, likes training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and singing karaoke with her mates.
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