Lost and Found
The Chronicles of Antecede: Lost and Found
by C.M. Sage
Sometimes things are lost for a very long time...and then they are found.
Take Gracie for example, a woman who lost everything, her life, her family, even her name, but now she is a Cathalian warrior of Antecede blessed with powers, which aren't yet fully realized. Her elder and nemesis, Donavan, finally granted the former professor an opportunity to train a new warrior. Her joy turns to shock when she meets her great, great, great, great grandson, Henry, accompanied by his wisecracking best friend, Milo. Henry recognizes his long dead ancestor right away, and it doesn't take the Cathalians long to realize that this meeting was no accident.
Gracie and the warriors of Antecede soon discover that they aren't the only ones laying a claim on their new charges. Menacing enemies from the South and their hired mercenary assassin, Revilan, the Bowman, have also taken an interest. Come along with Gracie, Donavan, and their fellow warriors on a perilous quest to protect all that is good and right from the evil that threatens it, and along the way discover what else was lost.
Gracie hadn’t seen Donovan since he rendered her and her charges unconscious, except to sense him speaking to Henry earlier in the day. He appeared to be his normal, arrogant self then, but right now he looked a bit wild. He was truly splendid like an untamed avenger, and she was a little in awe of the warrior coming towards her. Again, it was unfortunate for Gracie that she wasn’t as quick as her little beasties and didn’t think to try making herself scarce. She had never mastered that skill as a mortal or as a warrior. Drama followed her wherever she went. She met Donovan’s stare head on, shoulders back.
He stopped, breathing hard, hands on his hips, not far from where she stood, and now she realized Donovan wasn’t just angry, he appeared almost unhinged, and something else, some other undefined sentiment, which he quickly tried to hide. She caught the emotion with her amplified senses but failed to decipher it before it disappeared. Her elder’s appearance perplexed and confused Gracie. He was pale, and it was no small thing for a man so bronzed to look like a ghost. As if on cue, the wind picked up upon his arrival, and his hair whipped around his face. Donovan held Gracie’s stare until she dropped her eyes because the residual fire in his unnerved her.
About the Author:
Lost and Found is author C.M. Sage’s first book in the Chronicles of Antecede fantasy adventure trilogy. She loves writing, reading, and traveling. Most of all she loves spending time with her beloved family and friends...and yes, that includes her furry friends. Life would have been much less sunny without them.
Q&A With the Author
Do you have any tattoos? Where? When did you get it/them? Where are they on your body?
I don’t ☺ I have toyed with the idea, but I’m not a big fan of needles. If I did, I think I’d have a tiny one on my shoulder or ankle.
Is your life anything like it was two years ago?
In some ways, yes. In other ways, no. I was teleworking most days before the pandemic, so that changed very little. I haven’t been able to be with family and friends as much, and that has really made me appreciate every minute I have with them. I thank God for FaceTime and Zoom. I also haven’t been able to travel, and that has been really hard.
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing since I was a little girl. I love it. My workday is filled with finance, spreadsheets and numbers, so it’s so nice when I end the day and can start writing.
What advice would you give a new writer just starting out?
I would tell writers to listen and absorb what the people who have done it before you say. Some of them are going to provide really good feedback, and you’re going to have to make changes to that work you love so much. But break the feedback down into what is useful to you. Be brave and a little ruthless about editing but remain true to yourself and your story.
Tell us something about your newest release that is NOT in the blurb.
The villains are as interesting as the heroine/heroes.
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