The story of Dark Fey is set in a fantasy realm of Jyndari, a world of beauty, magic, Light and Darkness. It is peopled by Feyfolk, winged beings the size of any human who are born with gifts; sometimes of telepathy or empathy and sometimes of magic and ethereal powers. Although it is an Epic YA Fantasy, the message of Dark Fey is based upon the horrifying true life events of the Lord’s Resistance Army and is relative to our own reality. It relates how the Power of Hope, Acceptance and Forgiveness can change the world, if you take Positive Action to create Change through doing what is Right.
The only way to achieve Peace is to become Peace.
Welcome to Ink & Magick. I’m your friendly neighborhood witch. What kind of spell can I get for you today?
I need a curative for nervous-qualms please.
You’re new to me, I’ve not seen you before. Who are you?
My name is Evondair…….
(Evondair comes into the story in Dark Fey: Standing In Shadows. He is a youthful Healer just beginning his dedicated years of practice round about the age of 25. He is an average height for a malefey, standing 5’10,” and has a trim, powerful physique. The golden-blond waves of his shoulder-length hair accentuate the deep viridian of his eyes and his expansive white wings. He is beautifully handsome, but far from arrogant about it. Evondair stepped into the story of Standing In Shadows quietly, as his nature would dictate, but he has become a central character with a clear purpose. His harmonious inclination leads him to make a choice that will ultimately guide many others; changing the entire relationship between the Fey of the Light and the Dark Fey forever.)
Tell me more about yourself. Do you have any strange or unique physical traits?
Most Fey are either telepathic, empathic or have a gift of discernment. My gift of discernment is rather exceptional. It allows me to understand another as completely as they know themselves, and I can usually tell truth from lies with relative ease. Although I have no gift of magic, as some Fey do, I am also a skilled Healer of innate ability.
That’s great, but what makes you interesting? Do you have any quirks?
I am not sure if it’s a quirk, but despite my harmonious nature, I have an impishly mischievous side, as well as an unpredictably short temper, particularly for a Healer, who are typically even tempered.
Where do you live? What’s it like there?
I reside within the Temple Complex of Hwyndarin in simple quarters, but the Temple is the center of all learning and contemplation for the village, filled with lush gardens, tranquil devotionaries, vast libraries, and the Healing Wards. It is where I study and practice. Peopled by artisans, scholars, Celebrants, and the Triune Elders, it is by far the most luxurious and beneficial place to live on the entire continent.
Sounds nice! What do you do for a living?
I am a Healer, which is very much the same as a doctor, although the Fey of the Light practice holistic medicine, herbalism, and magic, for those who have such gifts. Although I am a practicing Healer, I am also a voracious reader and am seldom found not studying.
You sound like a book-learner. Don’t you do anything for fun?
Like many malefey, I enjoy playing Vladokhyssum, a sport that takes place on the wing. It is a comparatively violent game in which one team member tries to score, defended by only his three teammates while twelve others attempt to stop him by (nearly) any means possible.
No wonder you’re a Healer! Tell, me young Fey, what guided you to become a Healer, what are your strengths and weaknesses?
I have a great compassion for others and the confidence to do what is right, but my swift temper does tend to lead me astray.
You sound like a colourful fellow. I think I like you. What is the best thing that ever happened to you?
The best thing to ever happen to me was when I met Kaylyya, my true mate.
So, you’re a romantic, as well as a forceful Healer; that makes you interesting. But what do you want from life? What are your goals?
As a Healer, I long for harmony and a calm, quiet life, not only for myself, but for everyone
That’s Idealistic. How do we achieve that?
The only way to achieve the Peace is by becoming Peace.
Can you share a snippet from the book to give us a taste of Evondair's character?
.....“The Reviled are tracking us; they are within the cavern and closing in. We cannot delay!” At hearing his warning, the golden-haired Fey glanced over his shoulder with noticeable trepidation, leaning closer to gather Gairynzvl more securely in his arms. With the Healer’s strong supportive embrace he finally found his feet, although he stood for a moment, collecting his senses. Before he could stagger onward, Evondair bid him to wait while he rummaged through the pack he carried between his nebulous wings, seeking his allotment of Quiroth, which he had not yet utilized.
“Drink this.” Handing the small bottle forward to Gairynzvl, who stood staring blankly into the distance in a muddled haze, he placed the bottle in his hand, waited; then physically lifted it to his mouth.
“It will strengthen you. Drink!” Again the Healer spoke with a surprisingly forceful tone and Gairynzvl shook himself at last, grasped the bottle more firmly and tilted it hastily over his lips. He remembered the foul tang of the amber liquid from the last time he had been required to drink it, and his reaction to the strong, earthy flavor and pungent aroma was the same. Turning his head abruptly, he could not force himself to not spit it out; groaning in disgust and shuddering with revulsion at its taste, but the Healer would not be eluded so easily. Leaning close another time, he spoke with an unmistakably threatening tone.
“It is good that the darkness is blinding; if Mardan could see, he would be only too happy to restrain you while I force you to drink.” Twisting to gaze backward at the Healer with astonishment, Gairynzvl scoffed, then shook his head when he neither moved away nor said anything further, demonstrating his intractable intentions through the silence of his piercing viridian stare alone. Raising the bottle to his mouth begrudgingly, Gairynzvl frowned ferociously at it, tilted his head back and drank its contents in one draught, hissing with loathing at the empty container before he handed it abruptly back to Evondair who smiled mischievously.
“You will thank me for this.” ....
And to wrap things up, does this character of a “theme” song (or several)?
Definitely Twilight by Delerium
Cynthia A. Morgan is the creator of the mythical realm of Jyndari and author of the epic fantasy Dark Fey Trilogy, which is based, in part, upon the true-life events surrounding the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda and draws readers into a mystical realm of primordial forests, magic and the lives of Light-loving and Darkness-revering Feykind. Not to be confused with pixies or “Tinkerbell” type fairies, the feyfolk of Jyndari are winged beings the size of any human who live in a realm where tradition, magic, and spirituality are fundamentals of everyday life.
Dark Fey has earned many 5 stars reviews, including one of the leading industry review organizations, Readers Favorite. Dark Fey The Reviled was also awarded the New Apple Literary Agency 2016 Book Award for Excellence in Fantasy. Compared to a fantasy version of a play by Shakespeare, Dark Fey is a brutally beautiful story of Love, Hope, and finding Peace in the Darkness. Published by Creativia Publications in January 2015, Dark Fey is already among the top #50 in several fantasy genre categories on Amazon.
Morgan is also the author of the popular blog Booknvolume, where her ever-increasing number of followers are regularly treated to Morgan’s own brand of poetry, English Sonnets, and musings about life. She is a current member of the Poetry Society of America, is a monthly columnist for Fresh Lifestyle Magazine, has had poetry published on numerous poetry websites, and is rapidly becoming an author to keep your eye on.
Some of her other interests include a deep love for animals and the environment. She is passionate about music and theatre, is frequently heard laughing, and finds the mysteries of ancient times, spirituality, and the possibilities of life elsewhere in the cosmos intriguing. Morgan Believes in the power of Love, Hope and Forgiveness, all of which is reflected in her lyrically elegant writing style.
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Dark Fey The Reviled on Amazon/Kindle
Dark Fey Standing In Shadows on Amazon US
Dark Fey Breaking Into The Light on Amazon