Its been quite a while since I wrote an actual journal entry and I think its high time.
This winter finds me leaving the temporary job I had obtained shortly after obtaining my degree in zoology for what I have not yet found out. I have several applications into graduate school sitting on a desk somewhere at the unis I hope to attend. Even if I am accepted I still have about six months to mill about, perhaps work some more, travel a bit and improve various skills I have neglected in the recent past *cough* my art *cough cough*.
But beyond listening to me babble on about my recent endeavors I'm sure you would like to be entertained:
Here I want to mention a very good Author and Artist, one whose work both by brush and by pen has inspired me.
is the artist and in this journal I will speak a little about her book (which I have just finished) and I will showcase a bit of her art.
"Song of the Summer King" by Jess Owen
A book about conquering and self-discovery, about identity and finding one's own inner-strength, all told from the wings of a gryfon.
Shard is a young and small male, one of the last remnants of the Vanir Pride. For near all his life he has lived contentedly in the Pride of the conquering Aesir, as wingbrother to the prince. But on taking advice from an old she-wolf to gain honor in the eyes of the red Aesir king he starts on a journey of self-discovery and follows a path that will lead him to the truth that the Vanir protect.
Jess' unique and fluid writing paints vivid pictures in your mind and brings you straight into the hearts of her characters. The world of her gryfons is mysterious, dangerous but also beautiful and filled with wonder.
The book was a joy to read and I eagerly await more stories from the Silver Isles!
And now the art! I want to show you some of my favorite pieces from her gallery. Please, if you like them then visit her devart page and tell her so!
"Song of the Summer King" is available in hardcover and as an e-book. You can find them on amazon.com
If you wish to know more then I recommend visiting the devart group dedicated to the book:
This is SF Signing off!
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