Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Book and a Chat with Irene L Pynn

Irene L Pynn author of the YA fantasy novel “From Light to Dark” is my guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat”. She did not really have a huge amount of choice than becoming an author being raised in a family of writers. Though her days were filled with a mix of Dr Who and Shakespeare, the fact that she almost made herself sick in first grade trying to turn herself into some magical figure might explain the fantasy link within the story.

Irene writes fantasy and light science fiction for adults, young adults, and children. Her work spans novels, plays, transmedia events, and more. Most of her work focuses on internal conflicts told through speculative metaphors.

She got the idea for this her debut YA novel while watching a Cirque du Soleil performance of Varekai. It began with an Icarus-like fall, but, instead of dying, the Icarus character ends up in a magical world below where he encounters strange creatures. Taking this idea and blending the different worlds with a touch of Romeo and Juliet, Irene created the star-crossed Eref and Caer in From Light to Dark.

About “From Light to Dark” (taken from Amazon)

“Her voice was like flower petals falling on wet grass.”

Eref is about to die. He sits at the End of Light World, accepting his stoning execution one rock at a time, until the impossible happens: the ground opens up beneath him, and he drops down into the unknown.

There, he meets Caer, a kind-hearted girl from Dark World who saves his life. Together, the pair forms an unlikely and illegal bond that not even the strongest hatred can break. But can their connection bring down the evil institution that has kept Light World and Dark World at odds for hundreds of years?

As one reviewer put it…

“Irene L. Pynn is a phenomenal storyteller who immerses the reader in the thick tapestry of her extraordinary worlds. Again, we are introduced to a fantasy author who plunges our senses into stories that spirit us away from the daily grind and transport us into realms where honor builds heroes, beauty is birthed from dignity, and magic solves our problems. Reading Pynn isn't a pastime, it's a life choice." Ron Gavalik, author of the Grit City emotobook series.

The book as everything love, action, magic, mythology, some violence, fantasy, puzzles, riddles and great characters, add to that an amazing cover and you get “From Light to Dark” is a book not to be missed.

So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Irene L Pynn


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