“Rebecca Roland does such an amazing job of creating a character that is so rich in history, so relentless in her quest, and so authentic in her courage, that I am completely in awe of her skills as a writer … Shards of History reminds us of why we love books in the first place.” — Good Choice Reading
“A newcomer to watch!” — James Maxey, author of Greatshadow: The Dragon Apocalypse.
“Rebecca Roland has an amazing story to tell us with Shards of History. Her style is remarkable, her characters are amazing, and the story is worth every bit of time you spend reading it.” — Plasma Frequency
Rebecca Roland lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she writes primarily fantasy and horror. Her short fiction has appeared in Everyday Fiction, Uncle John’s Flush Fiction and in Stupefying Stories, and she is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop. When she’s not writing, she’s usually spending time with her family, torturing patients as a physical therapist, or eating way too much chocolate.
Published with World Weaver Press:
The King of Ash and Bones, and Other Stories, short story collection by Rebecca Roland.
Roland works her magic again in this four-story collection of eerie and enchanting works, including Rasmus’s story from after Shards of History: An exiled man attempts to return to the family he left behind. A sovereign whose kingdom has been reduced to ash and bones seeks to complete one last task. A man doomed to die cannot give his wife her greatest wish. A suspected affair leads to a shocking and wondrous surprise.
Shards of History, a novel by Rebecca Roland.
“Roland delivers the goods!” — Susan Abel Sullivan, author of The Haunted Housewives of Allister, Alabama
Like all Taakwa, Malia fears the fierce winged creatures known as Jeguduns who live in the cliffs surrounding her valley. When the river dries up and Malia is forced to scavenge farther from the village than normal, she discovers a Jegudun, injured and in need of help.
Malia’s existence — her status as clan mother in training, her marriage, her very life in the village — is threatened by her choice to befriend the Jegudun. But she’s the only Taakwa who knows the truth: that the threat to her people is much bigger and much more malicious than the Jeguduns who’ve lived alongside them for decades. Lurking on the edge of the valley is an Outsider army seeking to plunder and destroy the Taakwa, and it’s only a matter of time before the Outsiders find a way through the magic that protects the valley — a magic that can only be created by Taakwa and Jeguduns working together.
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Guest blogger appearances:
- World Weaver Press: Older, Darker, Unsanitized
- World Weaver Press: From the mountain peaks ringing the caldera, to adobe houses: the Shards of History living spaces
- Moonlight Gleam: Who or what inspired you to become a writer
- World Weaver Press: Lighting up the pre-dawn like stars
- The Bawdy Book Blog: Artist Dates a la Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way
- Hanging with Bells: “Writing romance — it’s hard!”
- Eating Authors: My most memorable meal
- Nocturnal Book Reviews: A little bit of research she went into writing the novel — with great pictures!
- Ex Libris: Recipes from the novel
- World Weaver Press: Next thing you know, the big day is upon you
- My Shelf Confessions: Where you write
- Fade Into Fantasy: New Mexico as inspiration, it “might have been a state for only a century, but many parts of it feel ancient.”
- Live to Read: On turning an idea into a full blown novel
- Book Chick City: My Writing Space
- Write Every Day: Maintaining a Writing Routine with Children
- World Weaver Press: Moments to revel in
- World Weaver Press: Thinking of Ray Bradbury
- World Weaver Press: You never forget your first vampire
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