Book 3 of Kalie’s Journey Released Today!

25 Nov

Keepers of the Ancient Wisdom, the final book in my Kalie’s Journey trilogy is now on sale on Amazon.  Currently only available in e-format, Keepers should be out in paperback before Christmas.

It’s been such an exciting journey for me, going from “aspiring author” to “I just published a trilogy”.  I hope everyone reading this post knows how much I appreciate the support of anyone who’s read my work, commented on my blog, or simply lurked.

While Kalie’s story is finished, there is the possibility of a new novel (or series) dealing with the founding of the Amazons, featuring several characters from this last book.  As I said in my Note to the Readers at the end of Keepers, I’ll only write it if there’s an audience.  So if you want to read more about the universe I began with Kalie’s Journey, you need to let me know!


6 Responses to “Book 3 of Kalie’s Journey Released Today!”

  1. marlenedotterer November 25, 2014 at 6:41 pm #

    Congratulations! I just bought it! I can’t wait to find out what happens to Kalie.

    • sandywriter2013 November 26, 2014 at 2:50 am #

      This is great! The book’s only out a day, and people are buying it! I hope you enjoy it, Marlene, and also hope to hear what you think if it!

  2. Emily Hale November 25, 2014 at 9:04 pm #

    Woohoo!! I bought it, cannot wait to read it.

    • sandywriter2013 November 26, 2014 at 12:06 am #

      Thank you, Emily! I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

  3. Mary S. Black December 5, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

    Congratulations! You are amazing!

  4. December 21, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

    Kalie’s world. Hundreds generations prior to Kalie’s world, earth’s climate had warmed from the Ice Age. The earth Kalie knew was optimal through hundreds of generations of their stories. Its varied habitats and range of ecosystems provided their needs. Also, it required sufficient physical, mental and social challenge to insure their strength and developing talents. The crowning achievement of Kalie’s people was the inventing of agriculture, an essentially cooperative venture. Their civilization flourished in relative peace. The people lived prosperously in a loving, intricate participation with each other and earth’s processes.

    Some distance from Kalie’s people, and hardly known to them, another people emerged from the Ice Age. In its wake they had flourished in a seemingly endless sea of lush prairies, the steppes. Vast herds of animals had flourished, and the people of the steppes had flourished with them. They followed the herds, and eventually learning to manage them. But unlike the land of Kalie’s people, climate on the steppes had gradually became more harsh. By the time of “Kalie’s Journey,” extreme temperatures, and diminishing precipitation put constant, life – threatening pressure on the people of the steppes. Weather was unpredictable, the steppes were drying up, the herds were diminishing. Except in myth, the paradise of lush prairies and great herds was all but forgotten. The people of the steppes had become a civilization of desperation. Survival of the steppe tribes required the constant raiding of each other. Constant war. Life was lean. Only the strongest, most ferocious males could lead and protect. Women lived to serve the men’s needs as the men recovered between battles. Captured slaves labored through short, mean lives.

    There was no place left on the steppes for the tribes to go. But the trade goods and tales of traveling merchants told of an unbelievably rich land: the land of Kalie’s people. Desperation drove the people of the steppes on a ruthless migration to find and conquer Kalie’s world. Keepers of the Ancient Wisdom, book three of Kalie’s Journey, tells of the meeting, clashing and mingling of these two civilizations. It’s a story of great Neolithic events that set the stage for the modern world. This story poses an array of seemingly impassable dilemmas. How were they resolved? What happens when the way of ruthless desperation meets the way of sensitive caring?

    By means of the background of changing climate, this book suggests to me a modern dilemma different from the Neolithic dilemmas. Neolithic people were at the mercy of climate, but in our day we face the dilemma of our knowing impact on the climate process. We have unwittingly found that we influence, and are perturbing it. Earth is reacting. How shall we face this dilemma? Shall we combat, wage war on, tame, and curb climate change? Or shall we understand, respect, cease perturbing, and adapt to the climate process? Which way insures our survival?

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