Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Ryn and The Remedy (Eyes of E’veria Series) by Serena Chase: Tens List

 







THE RYN (Eyes of E’veria, book one)

DESTINED by prophecy. GUARDED by deception. PURSUED by Love.

Centuries ago, an oracle foretold of the young woman who would defeat E’veria’s most ancient enemy, the Cobelds. But after two centuries of relative peace, both the prophecy and the Cobelds have been relegated to lore—and only a few remain watchful for the promised Ryn. 

Finally, a child is born who matches the oracle’s description, but a Cobeld curse accompanies her birth. Led to believe they succeeded in killing the prophesied child, the Cobelds emerge from hiding with plans to overtake the Kingdom.

But the child survived.

Secreted away and called “Rose” for the first nineteen years of her life, Rynnaia E'veri has no idea of her true identity until a chance meeting with an injured knight reveals not only her parentage and true name, but the task assigned her by the oracle: discover the Remedy that will destroy the Cobelds' power. 

Now, her time has come.

Offered the assistance of pirates, scribes, storytellers, a young woman who died centuries ago, and the knight who is quickly working his way into her heart, Rynnaia is fortified with friends. But if the Ryn is to complete her task, she must come to terms with not only who she is, but for whom she must be willing to die. For the kingdom’s survival depends on her.

 
 
 
THE REMEDY (Eyes of E’veria, book two)
 
 
Having come to terms with her long-hidden identity, Princess Rynnaia E’veri is ready to take her rightful place. But before she can join her father at Castle Rynwyk, she must endeavor to fulfill a 200-year-old prophecy and defeat the Kingdom’s ancient enemy, the Cobelds. Joined by her faithful knight, Sir Julien de Gladiel, and a gifted group of friends, Rynnaia must trek a dangerous path through canyons, forests, and into the very depths of a mountain where, if the prophetic scrolls prove correct, she will face an unknown foe, alone. Treacheries will be discovered, sacrifices will be made, friends will be lost, and love will be tested, but if even one line of the riddled prophecy is misinterpreted, Rynnaia will fail . . . and the Kingdom will fall.

Beginning at the point THE RYN ended, THE REMEDY concludes an epic re-imagining of the classic Grimm fairy tale, SNOW WHITE and ROSE RED. But the Eyes of E'veria series is only beginning . . .

 
 
 

10 Items on Serena Chase’s Bucket List

1.    Go to Ireland (and stay for at least two weeks)--I hope to accomplish this family vacation before my oldest daughter goes to college—but time is running out! She’ll graduate from high school in 2015! From what I’ve seen of pictures, films, and heard from Irish friends, Ireland is pretty close to my idea of Veetri (one of E’veria’s provinces) and I just need to go there and see it for myself!
 

2.    Tour the Greek Isles—I’m not sure if I want to take the kids on this one or not. Sure, I’d love to give them that life experience, but there is something so utterly romantic about Greece and her isles that I might want to sequester that experience just for me and my True Love, Dave.
 

3.    Live in a cottage near the sea—Oh, the books I could write with that sort of view! I would love to have two different beach cottages – a northern rocky-coast cottage for the summer months (perhaps in Maine, Oregon, or even, dare I say: Ireland?) and a southern, white sand and jade water cottage for winter (Caribbean? Florida Keys? Belize?) Quite the dream. Not likely to come true, but . . . I’m throwing it in the bucket anyway—just try to stop me!
 

4.    Swim in the bioluminescent bay off Vieques, Puerto Rico (and don’t get eaten by sharks)--This is the closest experience I’ll be able to have on Earth to “swimming with the enikkas” – as Rynnaia does in The Ryn and I think I would just cry at the magical beauty of it. But my daughter keeps telling me the bioluminescence attracts sharks, so if I go, it will probably be sans kiddos. Still, for me… worth the risk!
 

5.    Write a screenplay – I would love to see someone take my favorite book, The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley, and turn it into a blockbuster movie. Since no one has yet, I’m just going to put it on my bucket list. I would like to see more movies with strong female role models who can still appreciate the beauty of sacrificial love beyond the all-too-common-on-the-screen draw of sex. McKinley portrays that beautifully and with style in The Blue Sword and I certainly bow to her. What a great role model she has created for girls (and for boys, with Corlath!) But if I can’t find a way to bring Harimad-sol to the screen myself, (seriously. What are the odds of obtaining those rights?) I sure hope someone else gets around to it pretty soon. If they do, I still hope to write a screenplay of my own someday, simply because I love great action/adventure movies—but want to see more powerful young women in the starring roles!
 

6.    Learn to sail—There is something about the vastness of the ocean that just puts my little self in perspective. I’ve been out on the ocean several times, but never yet on a boat with actual sails. Still, I think if I learned to sail, I might have a better developed grasp for writing my seafaring characters. You know, tap into my “inner pirate” and all that. *wink* It’s the overnights that scare me, because whenever I go below deck on any sort of boat, motion sickness sets in. Can you safely sleep “up top” on the deck, in the open ocean air, on a sailboat? I don’t know . . . but it doesn’t necessarily seem like the safest thing to do.
 

7.    Go to New Zealand. Preferably, to watch someone film the silver screen version of THE RYN or THE REMEDY. (right.) Or even The Blue Sword, should I be so blessed as to participate in the script creation someday. Ahh, a girl can dream, can’t she? But… I suppose a family vacation to New Zealand would suffice.
 

8.    Live in a foreign country for at least a year (1st world—I’m too spoiled for anything else!)  I think I’d vote for New Zealand, Ireland, or Belize for this one—just to make the language thing easier—and because, let’s face it: I’d be checking off multiple bucket-list items with that one check!
 

9.    Learn to speak another language—fluently (perhaps Italian? It’s so beautiful. But then, of course, I’d have to go to Italy…) Okay, how’s this: Learn to speak Italian… in Italy! Ba-da-bing!
 

10. Learn how to take (and edit) really great pictures. I suppose that should have been the first thing on my list—so I can record all these fabulous places my “bucket” might carry me to someday!

Thanks for having me over, Laurie! And thanks for participating in the Eyes of E’veria blog tour!


 

 


Serena Chase lives in Iowa with her husband, two daughters, and a white goldendoodle named Albus. A frequent contributor to USA Today's Happy Ever After blog and a co-blogger at Edgy Inspirational Romance, Serena is also known for living vicariously through her ever-changing hair and for being a bit obsessed with fairy tales and pirates. Her first novel, The Ryn, was quickly followed by its sequel, The Remedy. Together these two novels comprise an epic re-imagining of the classic Grimm fairytale, Snow White & Rose Red and are the first two books in the Eyes of E’veria series. She is currently working on books three and four, which are expected to release in 2014.

Connect with Serena Chase via her website, Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads, and be sure to visit her Eyes of E’veria board on Pinterest to see some of the images that inspire her writing.




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