As a child, Corey of East Selen witnessed the massacre of his clan by the Mage King. When he and his cousin Briana were captured, Briana saved Corey's life by marrying the man who slaughtered their clan. Since then, Corey has honed bitter cynicism into a powerful tool for survival. When he meets a compelling young woman named Eolyn, the senior mage considers rooting out the last maga to advance his status. But Eolyn has something that astonishes Corey more than her magic: She wears a jewel in the shape of a silver serpent that once belonged to Briana. Discovering how Eolyn came by the bracelet leads Corey down a new and dangerous path of intrigue, one where he seeks triumph at any cost.
In Book One of The Silver Web, the spirit of Briana weaves the fates of the survivors of the great purge into a tapestry of conflict, love, revenge, and renewal. Eolyn, last daughter of the magas, faces down a realm of seductive wizards and brutal deceptions in a desperate bid to revive women's magic against the will and power of men.
“Vigorously told deceptions and battle scenes, with a romantic thread.” – Publishers Weekly
A “dreamlike, fairy-tale ambiance…immersive political machinations and grand-scale battles.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Headstrong, hopeful, and fiercely loyal to her roots, Eolyn is a character you can’t help but stand behind.” –Apex Reviews
“Magnificently written.” –Kindle Book Review
About the author
Karin Rita Gastreich is a recipient of the OZMA Award and the Andrews Forest Writer’s Residency, as well as a winner of the Women on Writing Flash Fiction Contest. Her women-centered fantasy trilogy, including Eolyn, Sword of Shadows, and Daughter of Aithne, has been favorably reviewed by top editorial magazines such as Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. In addition to The Silver Web trilogy, Karin has published short stories in Zahir, Adventures for the Average Woman, 69 Flavors of Paranoia, and World Jumping. You can connect with Karin Gastreich by following her online journal at krgastreich.com, or via Twitter @EolynChronicles and on Facebook.