Saturday, April 1, 2017

#AtoZChallenge A is for Alcion

Before I dive into my post for the letter "A" I thought I should say what I'm up to this month. In fact, I'll probably pop this onto the top of my post each day!

I've struggled some with A to Z in the years I've participated. I don't seem to do very well with prepping in advance, and writing full-length blog posts each day is tough. Last year, I just read and didn't post, which was better than nothing, but I didn't get the participation I wanted on my blog. So I'm back in the game, but keeping it very simple.

Following the suggestion of fellow blogger and amazing author Jemima Pett, I'm doing a very simple A to Z with characters from my writing and the books of my author friends! I'm just posting a brief profile, sometimes a quote, and the book cover with links. On Fridays I'll try to throw in the usual flash fiction, using a main character with the right letter (I was excited to see that X is on a Friday, so look out for Xavier Xanthum, Space Explorer!).

Enough said. Let's get started.

A is for Alcion

I really wanted to start with a more major character, but I also wanted to kick off with one of my own books. So you get Alcion.
In a nutshell: King of Alcedor in the world of Halitor the Hero. Alcion is caught in a desperate fight to retake the throne that has been taken by a band of Gathran invaders. He is a pretty good sort, as kings go.
Biggest secret: Not being dead. Because he was supposed to me, and the invaders sort of thought he was.
Favorite quote: "Holy relics of Rambuta, she has a giant at her back!"

Halitor wants to be a Hero and ride through the world rescuing Princesses and Fair Maidens in distress, but he’s hindered by a tendency to trip over his own feet and drop his sword when he gets excited. So when his Hero apprentice-master abandons him at an inn in Loria, he resigns himself to life as a kitchen boy. But he’s reckoned without Melly, the young kitchen wench. She wants his help finding her father, and she won’t quit until she has it. Soon Halitor is tramping through the mountains fighting ogres and dragons and just trying to stay alive. Along the way he learns a lot more than just how to be a Hero. This fun fantasy adventure has a good dose of humor and plenty of excitement to keep kids turning pages.  Ages 8 and up.

Purchase Links:
Paperback at Amazon
Barnes and  Noble--Paper and Nook
Kobo Store
Paperbacks also in the Createspace Store


  1. Hi Rebecca - a good idea to introduce us to your characters ... Alcion - lovely name ... cheers Hilary

    A - Z Challenge 2017 post today is


    1. Thanks! I had a lot of fun with the names for that'll meet some of the more major players as we go on :)

  2. I recommend this book. In fact, I have recommended it to many young people, including those in my village!
    Good luck with the challenge, Rebecca.
    Jemima Pett with a guest Astronaut!

    1. Thanks! I feel bad about this book--some say it's my best yet, but it hasn't gotten much love from the readers. Maybe I need a new title :)

  3. Awesome post! I am super excited to learn about characters that you love, and books that I can read! Thank you! Looking forward to reading more from you! Keeping it simple is the way to go in this challenge!

    1. Thanks! Simple is essential, especially as I fluffed all my good intentions about getting all the posts ready in advance :)

  4. Visiting from A to Z. Blogging about your characters (and publicizing your books) is a perfect idea. Sounds like the kind of book I would have wanted to read as a child.


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