Twenty-six years after World War III, Madeline, who lost her sight in a fire as an infant, lives a healthy life in a small Utopian community built as an anti-thesis to what initially caused the war, the history of which has been romanticized to keep the knowledge of sin, corruption and vice from the consciousness of its kin. When Grayland, a stranger from the outside world, stumbles upon the community, Madeline becomes intoxicated by his presence, sensing a connection to him that she doesn’t understand. When he offers her the chance to experience the world she so desires to be a part of, Madeline follows him into a truth she’s not at all ready to accept.
Spiritually resonant and genuine in its conviction, “Year of the Songbird” deals with the power of addiction, sexual and spiritual awakening, the corruption of labels, how outside influences can devour even the strongest of convictions, and how weakness and vice are more easily attained than virtue and happiness.
“When I was given the opportunity of sight, I wasn’t afraid of what I would see; I was afraid of what I would feel. And what I felt was a burning need to return to the fruit of my blindness, for only in the dark was I truly able to see.”
— Madeline of the Ark, R.H. 28
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About the Author
Bryan Caron is an award-winning creative director and owner of Phoenix Moirai, the creative genius behind all of your graphic design, writing and videography needs. With a Bachelor Degree in Creative Writing and an Associate Degree in Computer Graphic Design, Bryan spent nine years working full-time as a graphic designer, rising through the ranks from lowly scrubber to senior graphic designer, while working nights and weekends on his writing and films. Over that time, Bryan wrote, directed, edited and produced several short and feature films (including the award-winning coming-of-age dramas, "My Necklace, Myself" and "Secrets of the Desert Nymph,") and published four novels — "Year of the Songbird", "Jaxxa Rakala: The Search", "In the Light of the Eclipse", and "Memoirs of Keladrayia: Jaxxa Rakala". At the beginning of 2014, Bryan branched out on his own, bringing all of his skills and talents under one roof to form a one-stop shop for all of your creative needs. He now works hard continuing to build his company, while remaining true to his passion, carving out all the time he can to devote to his personal artistic endeavors. He currently resides in Murrieta, California.