I'm really looking forward to this book, Beyond the Dreams We Know, by Rachel Neumeier, hitting the shelves. ~
It's a collection of short fiction stories, one of which is represented on the cover.~
Those that know how I work, know I don't read the manuscripts (unless I am also editing). I create covers by getting pertinent information straight from the author (a process often akin to pulling teeth). I do, however, glean a bit more of a glimpse than what's offered in the blurb and most times, even more than what's written in the story. So much more of the perfect scene stays in the author's head, and never made it into the story, itself. Much like this scene. ~
Rachel sent me an excerpt that described the world and spider-like figures, but it was up to me to discover how they look and ambulate. I just know Rachel was vague about it on purpose, lol. ~
My favorite part of the scene? The lame boy on the branch-crutch. I can't say why. But for some reason, I want to know him better and sincerely hope that spider-thingy can't see him under that tree.
In the world of City in the Lake, entering the great forest may lead you to your heart's desire . . . but the one certainty is that the forest always has its own desires, and might very well tilt anyone's quest to its own ends.
In the whole history of the Floating Islands, no girl has ever put on wings and taken flight. Now a special audition has just been announced, and despite her responsibilities, Nescana isn't sure she can resist at least trying to make a new life for herself among the kajuraihi.
The Lord of the Delta is a busy man. But every now and then, Bertaud manages to take a day away from his duties. Just one day for himself. What could possibly go wrong?
Erest's family knew they might risk unknown dangers when they first chose to build their home in the shadow of the Kieba's mountain, but she hasn't seemed offended by their presumption . . . yet. When disaster strikes, could Erest dare turn to the Kieba for help?
In a world much like our own, no one expects mysterious, beautiful dragons to begin emerging from earth and stone. But even when mystery and magic isn’t concerned with us at all, it can change our lives . . .
Rediscover four worlds and explore a new one in Neumeier's latest collection of short fiction.
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Onto wrapping up the next book
Until next time ...
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