The Apostle of Asphodel

The Apostle of Asphodel

by Celina Summers


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Sometimes magic isn't the weapon of the mage. Sometimes the mage is the weapon of the magic.Tamsen is now the Elven Queen, and a dreadful responsibility has fallen upon her. She must build the greatest army the seven kingdoms have ever known, and return to the blood-plains of fabled Ilia to fight the war the Elves once refused to join. Awaiting her there will be her hated uncle, the Duke de Spesialle. But first, she must find the warrior women of Hippolytos, the greatest fighting force in the world, and discover what secrets the Ka'antira pendant has hidden for so long. But the real battle is not in front of the ruins of Ilia. She must make her way to the infamous arena of the gods. There she will undertake the final test in the gods' great game--and confront the witch-goddess Lamashtu. Tamsen's path to Ilia has been fraught with peril, but in the arena decisions are final. And in order to preserve the Elven Realm, Tamsen must be prepared to lose everything she loves. Can she make the final sacrifice? Or will she doom the Elves--and herself--to destruction?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540607195
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/25/2016
Series: Asphodel Cycle , #4
Pages: 666
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.34(d)

About the Author

Celina Summers was born and raised in Clarksville, Tennessee. While there, she became fascinated with languages and history while a high school student in the top Latin program in the nation. She continued her education in Tennessee, pursuing degrees in political science and communications. While there, she was a top collegiate debater and public speaker, and also began her lifelong love of theater-beginning with her studies under top dramaturge Howard Stein. After college, she went into professional theater, racking up credits as an actor, scenic designer, and director along the eastern seaboard. Her first fantasy series, The Asphodel Cycle, was originally published in 2007. The books in the series won numerous awards and nominations, including top ten placements in all four P&E Readers Polls for top fantasy and a prestigious Golden Rose nomination. Other publications include her sensual romance series Mythos, a short story collection Metamorphosis, and the Covenants Trilogy, co-authored with Rob Graham.

Celina has also been an editor for over a decade, the managing editor at two publishing houses, and the founder/editor of the speculative fiction magazine Penumbra. She is now focused solely on her writing career, and has branched out from traditional speculative fiction into contemporary literary fantasy under the pseudonym CA Chevault. Her only hobby is college athletics. She is a regular caller on the Paul Finebaum sports television show, and every Saturday in the fall is spent cheering on her beloved Tennessee Volunteers.

Celina is represented by the Cherry Weiner Literary Agency.

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