The adventures of Luke Callindor and Nyx continue after their journey down the L’Dandrin River in Legends of Windemere: Prodigy of Rainbow Tower.
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Allure of the Gypsies is the third volume of my high fantasy series, Legends of Windemere.
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Reeling from his failures in their previous adventure, Luke leads his surviving friends to his hometown. With his mind frayed and his confidence fractured, Luke must face the family and fiancée he left behind. It is a brief homecoming when the vampire Kalam attacks the village, forcing Luke and Nyx to break into his lair for the key to resurrecting a fallen warrior. It is a quest that will force both young heroes to reach new heights of strength and power that they never knew they had.
Can Luke and Nyx escape the lair of Kalam? And, what role will the orphaned gypsy Sari play in their looming destiny?
We’ve got a lot of catching up to do. Tell us about Luke.
He is a young warrior from a family of great heroes, which has caused him to set out to prove he’s worth all the praise he gets from his last name. Luke is very impulsive and reckless at first, so a big part of the series is him maturing and becoming the hero he dreams of being. It’s fun to see the trouble that he seems to blindly walk into whether it be a fight or his personal life.
And what about Nyx?
Nyx is a powerful sorceress who can cast spells with very little effort. She also has a short-temper, which gets her into trouble. With the power to level a city, Nyx sometimes feels like she’s nothing more than a living weapon that will have to be discarded when her adventures are over. She’s also an orphan, so part of the story is her creating a family out of the other heroes and maturing into a very maternal, caring figure instead of the short-fused woman she is introduced as.
Finally, tell us about Sari.
She is an orphaned gypsy who is on the run from Luke and Nyx’s enemies. Sari stands out from the others because she isn’t as reserved, which makes her more emotionally and sexually open. This loosens up the other heroes and covers the deep scars that she holds from seeing her clan get massacred.
What kind of readers does the Legend of Windemere series appeal to?
I’ve found that fans of fantasy, the YA audience, and those who are curious about the fantasy genre have enjoyed my books.
What else do we need to know?
This series is loosely based on a Dungeons & Dragons game that I played in college, so I put a lot of myself into Luke Callindor. He definitely has my dreamer-type personality and is prone to getting frustrated. I do wish I had his level of courage and defiance.
Tell us about yourself.
I live in New York and I’ve been wanting to be an author for the last 18 years. I spent a long time thinking that the opportunity would come my way if I submitted to agents and waited, but it never happened. So, I went the Amazon Kindle route and haven’t looked back. If I’m not writing then I’m usually playing games or reading with my son.
Do you have a website where we can keep up with your work?
I have a blog that I work through: http://legendsofwindemere.com/
How can we follow you on Twitter and/or Facebook?
Next for me is to continue writing Legends of Windemere and planning future series. My
goal is to create a vast and rich fantasy world through multiple series, so I’ve been very busy. As for the next big project, it will be releasing Family of the Tri-Rune and promoting it. I’ll probably be doing this on top of editing the fifth book of the series, The Compass Key. Some day I’ hope to take a vacation or a nap.