Epic Fantasy

A Battle for Survival On a Hostile Planet

April 29, 2013
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Vokhtah is not a gentle planet.

Ravaged by twin suns, it tests all living things in the battle for survival, but none moreso than the iVokh.

A.C. Flory

Intelligent and clever with their hands, the iVokh (literally meaning ‘small Vokh’) live in eyries under the protection of their huge, winged cousins, the Vokh.

But when the Vokh battle each other, the first casualties are always the small creatures who serve them.

In A.C. Flory‘s fantasy “Vokhtah” the only place on the whole planet where iVokh can truly be safe is in the Settlement, an eyrie ruled by the Guild of Healers rather than a Vokh.

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Yet even there, change is coming, and not for the better. Thanks to the healers’ obsession with abominations, even the Settlement may soon become a battleground.

As one of the few healers not terrified of abominations, the Blue is determined to save the Guild from itself. It leaves the safety of the Settlement with a caravan of Traders, intent on manipulating the Vokh into dealing with the abomination themselves.

And time is running short, for both the Blue and the Settlement.

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The Indie Author Life

Seven Things About A.C. Flory – By A.C. Flory

A.C. – or “Meeka” as her alter ego is known – says she was recently asked to write seven things about herself. Herewith:

1. I’m opinionated but I think everyone knows that already :/
2. I’m a pollyanna who always sees the silverlining in every cloud except for hatred, that just makes me mad. [see 3.]
3. I’m fiercely protective of children and animals because they can’t fight back for themselves.
4. I love wild emotional music be it Deep Purple, Puccini’s Turandot or Archangel/Two Steps From Hell, which is what I’m listening to now.
5. I read until my eyes cross over because, well just because there are millions of books and millions of ideas out there and I can’t stand the thought that I may miss some of them
6. I play mmo’s because they give me the freedom to play in the worlds I normally just read about.
7. And I’m a passionate aussie although I’ve only lived in Australia since I was 4. This country is both very old and very young and nothing is impossible.

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7 Responses to A Battle for Survival On a Hostile Planet

  1. April 29, 2013 at 4:44 am

    Congratulations on a great interview. Well Andrea, now I can put a voice to the name to the messages. The book is fantastic and your explanation of how you found the inner character of your alien cast makes a lot of sense.

  2. April 29, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Wonderful interview!
    I’m sending the link to every science fiction reader I know — and more than a few I don’t know via Twitter & Facebook.

  3. April 29, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    What a great interview! I read Vohktah forwards and backwards and still learned fascinating new things about A.C. Flory and the creatures of her world.

  4. April 29, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    AC, you have great fans! I’m delighted at the prospect that The Bookcast may help you get even more. You are a very talented writer as well as an engaging interview. Thanks so much for being on The Bookcast.

  5. EllaDee
    April 30, 2013 at 12:55 am

    I read and loved Vokhtah, and follow AC Flory’s blog but your interview brought Andrea alive as person with a warm voice and a imaginative thoughtful writer.

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