Blog Tour |The Raven Tower #GuestPost #giveaway

If you like fantasy then you are in for a treat because today I am hosting a guest post from the author of The Raven Tower, Emma Miles, there is also a giveaway that I’m sure you’ll want to enter.

about the book

The Raven Tower Front Cover

What price will Kesta and the fire-walkers have to pay to keep their people from enslavement? The raids were more ferocious, more desperate and much earlier in the year.

When Kesta sees in the flame who is really behind the attacks the Independent islands of the Fulmers seem doomed to fall. Their only hope is to cross the sea to seek the help of the King of Elden and his sorcerer, the Dark Man.

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My maps are a very important part of my writing process. As a fantasy writer it’s essential that I get the worlds in which my characters live right, and the maps also give me a huge amount of inspiration for each story.

Most of my books will start with a simple idea, a scenario or an interesting character. As soon as I feel inspired to go with that idea, I get out my coloured pencils and a big piece of paper and start on my map. I love drawing maps, but I’m certainly no cartographer! I don’t usually share my maps inside my books because they are by no means accurate.

The maps give me my geography, but also the ecology and the economics of each land I create. The maps can also inspire the theology for the races of each land. For example, a harsh land might produce a cruel and harsh god. They of course help me maintain accuracy of detail and I always make a note of how long a journey takes by foot, by horse and by whatever message system a land has in place.

So here is my map for the Raven Tower, I hope you find it interesting.

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giveaway

If you want to get to know more about the world in the book then click the link below because you might win…

one of five paperback copies of The Raven Tower

about the author

I presently live in the stunning county of Dorset where I’m a cat slave to Wolfe and PiglittI spend as much time as I can outside in nature and love exploring and learning about new cultures and languages. I’ve visited Greece, Serbia, Transylvania, Sicily and Norway as well as making several road trips around our beautiful United Kingdom. I paint, sculpt, dabble in photography and do a little archery but most of all – whenever I get a chance – I write.
My writing started from a very young age when I often found myself being the one taking charge of and entertaining all my younger cousins. They loved to hear my stories and although they mostly called for ghost stories it was fantasy I fell in love with when I read The Lord of the Rings when I was ten. I went on to write stories and short ‘books’ for my friends through school and college; then one evening whilst I was waiting for my aunt and uncle to visit an image came to my mind of a boy sitting beneath a bridge. I didn’t know who he was or why he was there, but from exploring those questions ‘The Wind’s Children’ trilogy blossomed and grew with roots going back into his far history as well as stretching out to his future. The boy’s name was Tobias.

I have since left Tobias’s world of ‘Naris’ to explore the Valley with Feather in the ‘Hall of Pillars’ which is now available through Amazon. I am now presently finding my way through Elden, the beautiful Fulmer islands, the ravaged Borrows and haunted Chem with Kesta Silene; a shamaness of sorts with a big journey ahead of her. I hope you come along to share her story and join her adventure; she needs you and you won’t regret it.

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