JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS The Twelve Tasks by Katharine E. Wibell
FIRST, LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU A BIT. TELL US SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT YOURSELF:
I have always been fascinated by mythology and epic poetry including the Odyssey, Ramayana, Beowulf, and the Nibelungenlied. This passion has manifested in my writing which blends my knowledge of the animal world with the world of high fantasy. When not working on a new book, you might find me throwing axes, kayaking, playing with my dog, brewing mead, or creating art, for I am also a reverse glass painter!
WHAT IS THE GENRE AND AUDIENCE FOR THIS BOOK:
Young adult, epic fantasy
WHAT WAS THE INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK:
This is a funny story. The Djed Chronicles is actually the reason why I wanted to become an author in the first place. As children, my sister and I created all sorts of characters, backstories, worlds, and arch-villains to combat our alter egos. I enjoyed these stories filled with mythological references, spunky heroines, and diverse friendships so much that I wanted to one day share them with the world. Though I actually wrote a different series first, I have finally returned to those stories and characters now that I have a better knowledge of indie publishing and have developed my literary ‘voice.’
TELL US ABOUT YOUR BOOK:
Twelve worlds. Two opposing forces. One prophesied Hero. The precarious balance between two opposing forces has begun to shift and threatens the very existence of life throughout the universe. Only the Djed—the prophesied savior—has a chance of thwarting a catastrophe that could destroy the cosmos. And the next Djed is predicted to be a child of Earth. Katie awakens on a world far from her own, a world bound in magic, one of twelve that hosts entities of vast power and might. She is suspected to be that savior. However, to be acclaimed Djed, difficult and dangerous tasks, one on each of the magicked worlds, must be completed. Katie and a menagerie of misfit companions—a precocious witch, a half-blood elf, and a humanoid pup—work together to discover her fate. If proven true, a terrible burden will be placed upon her, one that will link her destiny with war, a war led by a thirteen-year-old girl. *** The Djed Chronicles follows Katie over her teenage years as she confronts dark forces and discovers that the right choices are not always apparent and wrong choices can have deadly consequences.
WHERE CAN WE PURCHASE YOUR BOOK:
You can find The Twelve Tasks on Amazon, Kindle and KU. https://www.amazon.com/Twelve-Tasks-Djed-Chronicles/dp/0998377988