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The Maker (Virian Chronicles Book 1)

by Xanxa Symanah

First of the Virian Chronicles

This is the first of the Virian Chronicles, introducing the sorcerer Odo Babaloney, who features in some of the other novels in this series.

Follow his life story from his childhood in an obscure sorcerers' enclave, through his formative years and into his adult life. Experience the joys and sorrows with him as he learns and grows. He was born with a secret gift, which he also considers a curse, and it could be dangerous for him if the wrong people discover his secret. Will he be able to avoid its discovery?

Travel with Odo from Viria to Malvania, Sartoria and Varathusia as he embarks on a difficult mission to spread peace and unify the fragmented tribes and societies on these other worlds. Will he succeed in uniting the disparate peoples against a common enemy?

Publisher: Symanah Publishing
Tropes: Dystopian Governments, Evolving Powers, Fellowship, Fish Out of Water, Found Family, Prophesy, Reluctant Hero, Wise Mentor

Setting: Fenian Galaxy, Various Planets

Languages Available: English

Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters

About the Author

Sarah Xanxa Wallace (AKA Xanxa Symanah and Xanxa Raggatt) has always been involved in creative writing. In fact, before she learned to read and write, she would make up stories, telling them to anyone who would listen, or simply reciting them to herself when she lacked an audience.

She is also a poet, having had some of her poetry published in an anthology which was brought out by a Brasilian University publishing house. Some of her poems have also featured on drug abuse awareness websites, youth club websites and other creative communities online.

Her main areas of work are epic and urban fantasy. She has written seven fantasy novels with the collective title The Virian Chronicles and is currently working on offshoot novels collectively entitled The Virian Companions and The Vyrdigaan Prophecies. She has also written one detective novel and published a collection of her dark poetry.

She is married to the home-based progressive rock musician Ian Vincent Wallace (formerly Ian Raggatt) and she wrote a novella to accompany one of his albums, The Presence, telling the story of the concept in her own words. The novella was distributed with the first batch of CDs released but is now only available in ebook format.

Besides creative writing, she has a keen interest in fantasy and science-fiction movies and TV shows, travel, languages and music.