book one in the epic fantasy trilogy, Tales of Faeraven,
Sometimes victory comes only through surrender.
The High Queen is dying… At the royal summons, Shae mounts a wingabeast and soars through the air to the high hold of Faeraven, where all is not as it seems. Visions warn her of danger, and a dark soul touches hers in the night. When she encounters an attractive but disturbing musician, her wayward heart awakens.
But then there is Kai, a guardian of Faeraven and of Shae. Secrets bind him to her, and her safety lies at the center of every decision he makes. On a desperate journey fraught with peril and the unknown, they battle warlike garns, waevens, ferocious raptors, and the wraiths of their own regrets. Yet, they must endure the campaign long enough to release the DawnKing—and the salvation he offers—into a divided land. To prevail, each must learn that sometimes victory comes only through surrender.
Praise for DawnSinger (Tales of Faeraven 1)
Janalyn Voigt is a fresh voice in the realm of fantasy. Her writing is crisp, her verbs muscular, and it’s all wrapped up in a lyrical style. Blending action and romance, DawnSinger is a journey through fear, failure, and faith, and I look forward to its sequel.
Eric Wilson, NY Times bestselling author of Fireproof and Field of Blood
In DawnSinger, Janalyn Voigt has penned a novel full of surprises. With adventure, mystery, and an unlikely romance, this beautiful, epic fantasy debut will leave you scrambling for the next book in the trilogy.
Jill Williamson, Christy Award-winning author of By Darkness Hid
DawnSinger is a delightful fantasy spun with bardic prose and threaded with danger and intrigue.
Linda Windsor, author of Healer, Thief and Rebel, Brides of Alba Historical Trilogy
Janalyn Voigt builds an exciting world, tranquil on the surface but filled with danger, ancient enemies, and a prophecy yet to be fulfilled. DawnSinger leads you into a land only imagined in dreams. I can’t wait to read the second book in the Tales of Faeraven trilogy.
Lisa Grace, best-selling author of the Angel in the Shadows series.
Some Reviews of DawnSinger
Love and duty…faith and trust…all wrapped up to make this quest one of discovery. What a phenomenal story. Well written like the best in fantasy – certainly a match for Tolkien and the best of this genre.
Ms. Voigt has woven a tale that carries you along on the wind of the journey. You’ll smile and laugh and cry and gasp at times as she guides you on this quest along with Shae and Kai.
Donna M. Basinow
What a fascinating story and adventure. DawnSinger by Janalyn Voigt kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I read it. Its fast paced action and evolving storyline made it hard to put the book down. The storyline was easy to follow and the characters were well developed and believable.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and cannot wait for the next installment.
I highly recommend “DawnSinger” by Janalyn Voigt as a must read for all age groups. If you enjoy fantasy adventure you will love this book.
Larry B. Gray
If you enjoy the worlds created by Tolkien and McCaffrey, you’ll love Dawnsinger. With rich, vivid words, Voigt creates the world of Faeraven, a land which has become divided and needs the salvation offered by the DawnKing. But first they must correctly interpret an ancient prophecy…and fulfill it. Shae and her protector Kai, along with their brave companions, must reach the hidden location of the DawnKing and release him before their enemy can stop them. Unexpected twists and foreshadowing create a suspenseful read that make it hard to put the book down.
First Paragraphs of DawnSinger
A crosswind caught Kai’s wingabeast as lightning flared too near. Shrilling, the winged horse tilted in flight, and Kai’s stomach lurched. A gust snatched the hood from his head and roared in his ears. He blinked to clear the stinging rain that drove into his eyes. Thunder boomed like a timpani, shaking the air. Flecht shuddered beneath him, and Kai placed a calming hand on his wingabeast’s straining neck. He did not like this long flight through the wild night any better than did Flecht.
An image rose, unbidden—Lof Raelein Maeven, Faeraven’s High Queen, upon her deathbed, her sea-green eyes surging with life. As a guardian of Faeraven and as a friend, he would die to appease the hope that had flared in those eyes.
Wind howled and lightning flashed close enough to blind. Kai wondered if his own death neared. He would not—could not—halt his journey, although it took him into the teeth of danger. Necessity drove him as he pushed onward, past endurance. If he survived the storm, he would deliver Maeven’s last summons.