Tuesday, April 8, 2014

~G~ is for George Cooper

My Theme for the 2014 A to Z Challenge is: SciFi/Fantasy Characters in Novels

I'll introduce you to a new scifi/fantasy character from the plethora of novels I've read over my lifetime. My goal is to entice those who maybe haven't read much in the genre I write and share why I find these characters so interesting. I hope you'll enjoy taking the ride with me.

~G~ is for George Cooper from Tamora Pierce's The Song of the Lioness Series

“From now on I’m Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I’ll be a knight.”

And so young Alanna of Trebond begins the journey to knighthood. Alanna has always craved the adventure and daring allowed only for boys; her twin brother, Thom, yearns to learn the art of magic. So one day they decide to switch places: Disguised as a girl, Thom heads for the convent; Alanna, pretending to be a boy, is on her way to the castle of King Roald to begin her training as a page. But the road to knighthood is not an easy one. As Alanna masters the skills necessary for battle, she must also learn to control her heart and to discern her enemies from her allies. Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna’s first adventure begins—one that will lead to the fulfillment of her dreams and make her a legend in the land.

I'm highlighting George from The Song of the Lioness quartet because I read this YA fantasy series when I was in middle school and George was my hero! As the King of Thieves, he was the bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks, but still an actual good guy. He figures out that Alanna isn't a boy first. He helps her when she needs a female doctor, and he teaches her to defend herself when she'd being bullied. This was a pivotal series in my volatile teen years and I loved it. 

Have you checked out my debut novella?!

Shine 7: Lost Haven by Sabrina A. Fish is available on Amazon as an e-book. This is my very first published work, so please so some love and check it out! If you like it, please check out the rest of the series written by other contributing authors.

In the near future, a few young women manifest extraordinary abilities called "Shine." Each girl's ability is different. Some develop extraordinary mental abilities. Some become physically strong. Others have powers that defy description. But the world does not embrace these Shines. It fears them.

Camille’s life hasn’t been the same since her parent’s supposed murder suicide. When an intruder ransacks her home and she discovers a mysterious thumb drive hidden in her father’s office, she realizes the unwanted changes in her life are just beginning. Politics and conspiracy, betrayal and abduction. Camille is about to discover that change is inevitable and hiding is not an option.


Claudia Bookwright said...

Thank you for telling us your Shine novella is available. I'm gonna get it this very evening.

Rebekah Loper said...

Tamora Pierce is one author I hear a lot about... and I've not yet ready any of her work. I plan to amend that this summer. Hopefully. Along with all the OTHER things I plan to do this summer, lol.

Sabrina A. Fish said...

No problem! I hope you enjoy it.

Sabrina A. Fish said...

She is great. Definitely try her out!