File Size: 4550 KB
Print Length: 373 pages
Publisher: Vesuvian Books (October 22, 2018)
Publication Date: October 22, 2018
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
“… Fun and sensual fantasy [with] magnetic characters.” ―Publishers Weekly “The Scythian Trials crackles with life, hums with heart, and pounds with action for one hell of a read.” ―San Francisco Book Review “If you loved the Hunger Games and Divergent and just all around kicka$$ characters with an amazing storyline then you will love this.” ―Books With Jess
Descendants of the Amazons, the Scythians work alongside prominent governments but answer to no one. Warriors living on the fringe of civilization, they live by one credo: Strength through Equality. Power through Knowledge.
Nya Thalestris is the brightest Scythian of her generation. Strong, capable, ruthless, she is sure to earn a spot in the Trials, a time-honored mating ritual responsible for the evolution of her species.
Abducted by their sworn enemy, the Drahzda, Nya is forever altered and spirals out of control. The Society sends in Jax Nickius. Infamous psychologist and one of the most brutal warriors of their kind, he discovers triggers planted in Nya’s mind. As Nya solidifies her spot in the Trials, Jax develops a plan to help—while pursuing her as a mate. But, Nya’s attraction to Jax is at war with her instinct to never let anyone get too close.
During the Trials, Nya’s repressed memories surface, revealing a new enemy—one from inside the consulate walls—and a traitorous alliance on the horizon that could irrevocably change the course of history.
Since before the Bronze Age, the Society has managed to safeguard humanity from itself … until now.
- Do you mentor?
I’ve mentored students in elementary, middle, and high school as well as writers needing help with content and developmental edits. By helping foster someone else’s creativity, I learn as well, and so I look at it as a win/win situation.
- How often do you aim to send a specific message through your book and get 100% success?
I think that it’s impossible to measure something as subjective as a specific message, but having a theme helps readers home in and understand what it is the writer is trying to convey.
- Which literary character do you most resonate with on a personal level?
I read hundreds of books a year, and so this is a difficult question. I relate most to protagonists that are strong, quiet, and yet discounted in some way.
- If you could live anywhere in the world, which country would you choose and why?
Scotland. I love the idea of it, the rocky shores and the kind people with incredible accents. New Zealand comes in a close second, but that’s because I’m a huge Lord of the Rings fan and I have an insane desire to go live in a Hobbit house. 😊
- Have you ever turned a dream or a nightmare into a written piece?
I think dreams are so steeped into our psyche that artistically we are influenced by them. Creativity comes from deep within, and so it only makes sense that our subconscious would significantly affect that process.
Elizabeth Isaacs is an author, teacher, and publishing professional who began her career as a national presenter for Resource Profiles, where she developed teacher seminars designed to foster creative brain stimulation. Moving into formal education, she helped at-risk students improve their writing skills as well as created and implemented a creative writing/blogging program that centered on teaching the 21st-century learner. Works stemming from this initiative were published online and seen in over 40 countries.
Elizabeth receives invitations to speak nationwide at schools and book clubs. She co-founded the popular book blog, Chirenjenzie, which reaches thousands of readers throughout the world. The writer support and reader interest group promotes and interacts with followers on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter. Elizabeth has a Master’s degree from Austin Peay State University, where she studied classical opera. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
Her newest work, The Scythian Trials, is slated for release in 2018.