Ripples - Children of Y'Dahnndrya - Available Now!
"Robin McElveen" (the pen name) was born in 2016 during Nanowrimo when she wrote her first novel, Ripples. It all began with the desire to create an interesting home-school project for her kids. The result was the world of Y'Dahnndrya -- six Clans, a Great Cataclysm, and a whole lot of hope. It's been a slow process, getting the books ready for publication but the first one is out and the second's in the works. You can purchase an ebook at your favorite online supplier by clicking here or on the cover below. You can also purchase a printed physical copy from Lulu publishing (or Amazon, or Barnes and Noble).
Taken from the back cover...
In a world divided by Clan boundaries and strict taboos, the youngest daughter of High Priestess Shira prepares for her Visioning ceremony. Yetsye Shirasdatir must choose a path. Life and death are in her hands. If she chooses life, something precious will be sacrificed. For while Azilet'zal always provides, a balance must be maintained.
Thankfully, no child of Shira ever walks alone. And quests often open doors long locked by misunderstandings. With the aid of her siblings and some surprising new friends, Yetsye sets out.
There are a couple of problems, though. This isn't the first time someone tried to unite the Clans. Their failure built the walls she's trying to knock down. She's also much younger and painfully shy.
Will Yetsye be able to overcome her fear of people? Will she throw the stone that starts the ripples of change in her world? Or will the required sacrifice shatter her resolve?
One small stone still has the power to stir the calmest lake.
Visit my Wattpad profile to read a prequel to Ripples by clicking here. (You can also click the image below, or the photo of the cover in the sidebar.) Purpose is told from a different character's perspective. Short stories are hard for me. Feedback is appreciated!
I have three novels in the works right now:
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For now, I'm doing all the artwork for my novels, as well as much of the editing. Please keep that in mind as you read my published work. Editors are indeed necessary, but they are an expense I cannot afford right now. I do have a few beta readers who are helping me with content and whatever technical issues they spot, so it's not completely unedited. I definitely want to do my best for my readers.
To check out artwork inspired by Y'Dahnndrya, you can visit my Zazzle store. The artwork for my books will be made available to you through that site as I'm able to upload. I'll keep you posted if I make these creations available on any other art site.
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, and visiting friends.
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