For Immediate Release
September 9, 2013
Seventh Star Press proudly welcomes A. Christopher Drown to our author family!
Seventh Star Press is proud to welcome A. Christopher Drown to its author family, with the addition of his Heart of the Sisters Series. The fantasy series gets underway with the reissue of the first novel, the award-winning A Mage of None Magic, to be released in the beginning of 2014.
Readers of fantasy everywhere can expect well-crafted, original storytelling in the Heart of the Sisters Series. The story unleashes a clash of science and magic like no other in a world where powerful magicians strive to keep knowledge suppressed in order to maintain their authority and the status quo.
A Mage of None Magic follows the story of a nineteen year old apprentice, Niel, a thousand years after a major cataclysm unleashed by the legendary magician Uhniethi razed the College of Magic that the young man now seeks to attend. Unforeseen events diverting him from his journey to the College, Niel soon finds himself at the center of a quest involving the Heart of the Sisters, an ancient gem reputed to hold the power to destroy all magic in the world.
Niel’s quest will take him deeper into the legend, where he will discover the truth of magic, the College itself, and other revelations that have the potential to transform the world.
Commenting on joining Seventh Star Press, A. Christopher Drown stated, ” If I had to distill the multitude of reasons for my excitement over joining Seventh Star Press, the word at which I’d arrive would be “enthusiasm.” As an onlooker, the happy and pervasive zeal with which the folks at SSP approached all their endeavors was enticing and contagious. Now, as a member of their amazing assemblage of writers, I’m eager not just to have that collective energy working on my behalf, but to lend my support to others who share my love of storytelling, and to play a role in SSP growing and achieving everything I’m convinced it can.”
A. Christopher Drown is a native of Brunswick, Maine, and currently resides in Memphis. His work has appeared in Tales of the Unanticipated, Shots!, and Alien Skin magazines, and in such anthologies as Beacons of Tomorrow, Sky-Tinted Waters and A Tall Ship, A Star, and Plunder. His first book, A Mage of None Magic, won the 2010 Darrell Award for Best Novel. His story, Path of an Arrow, received the 2012 Darrell Award for Best Novella. He recently completed his second novel, A Sister to Butterflies, and is at work on the follow-up to A Mage of None Magic.
Seventh Star Press is a publisher of speculative fiction based in Lexington Kentucky. For further information on the press or the forthcoming A. Christopher Drown titles, please visit www.seventhstarpress.com