A fantasy trilogy written by M.K. Presson

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The End of a Chapter

book, novel, fantasy story, Itara son of C'reseth, itara trilogy, mkpresson, epic fantasy, green bookIt took me a while to summon to courage to write this letter, but I feel I now can without pushing away from the keyboard.

 

To my amazing fans:

 

I know you are all counted in a small group comprised of brave individuals who love reading, and care deeply for the stories that take you out of your world. You’ve read the first book, and are probably wondering when the 2nd one will come out. I can’t answer that yet, as there are many kinks in the manuscript that I still need to work through. You’ve been with the characters of Itarathrough their turmoil and troubles, pain, love, and laughter of their stories, and traveled with them on their journeys. You’ve walked alongside Jareth with his determined stride, laughed or groaned at Khyler’s gamboling nature, fought beside Kyra and the people of the Ferryn, and felt the flame of magic with Mason as he struggles to learn his place in the world. I respect you all for your time, your heart, and your imaginations. Without you, their stories could not come to life.

That is why, with a heavy heart, I must inform you of a change in the world of Itara. I sent an email to Black Rose Writing a few nights ago asking to be released of my contract.  On March 5th, I received a formal letter of cancellation, releasing all rights back to me as the author.  I am no longer published under the Black Rose Writing name.  Although making the decision to leave Black Rose is not an easy one by any stretch of the imagination, I feel it is a necessary step. Please know this is not a decision made in haste, but rather over a couple of months of hard deliberation. I weighed the pros and cons, listened to the emails sent to me by my fans, and took the advice of industry professionals seriously. I believe you, my beautiful readers, deserve a story that is well written, and well edited. The last thing I want is for errors to take you out of the world of Itara, as it seems this printing is notorious for doing. I am embarrassed by volume of mistakes within the book. You deserve far more.

Don’t fret just yet. Simply because I am cutting ties with Black Rose does not mean I am cutting ties with Itara. It is my life’s work, my legacy, and my baby, and it will be a part of me for the rest of my life. I will still work on the 2nd and 3rd manuscript, and will keep this page going, even if there isn’t anything else to speak about. You are still free to post your thoughts and feelings here (being respectful of others, of course), and I will continue to work on Wizzfeth Stipplewhim’s tales of daring do.

On that topic, there will be a new Wizzfeth story at the end of this month.

Thank you for sticking by me, and for believing in Itara, and it’s messages. I will not give up, and I promise someday your curiosity about the rest of the story will be sated.

Yours in the art of wordsmithing,
M.K. Presson

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The Itara Trilogy

WELCOME TO THE LAND OF ITARA!

Book 1 of the Itara Trilogy, Son of C’reseth has officially been Published!  It can be found Here, and through your local bookstore, Barns & Noble, as well as Amazon.com.   Click on the “CONTACT” page to send me an email. 🙂

(‘News’ page updated 7/14/11)

Also check out my other blog page “Ferinlayth” at WordPress.com.  I will be resurrecting it from the shadows of the Forgotten.

Check out the “NEWS” page for upcoming events, and the “GALLERY” page for concept art, and a map of Itara.  Got fanart?  Let me know and I’ll post it!

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DEDICATION

*The first book is dedicated to my friends and family, for their patience, their belief in me, and their belief in this story.

*The entire trilogy is dedicated to Jonathan Brandis, always my inspiration.  Kel Ashon, mei manadh.  (P’nai: Good journey, my friend“).

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or half a century, war has waged between the citizens of Itára, and the macabre forces of the golden-eyed dragons of the Svorin Dominion.  The despotic Krai’ta’or, Tochravanthis, seeks to control the continent out of vengeance fueled by a deep hatred for the magic-bearing humans known as P’nai.  The legend of the Ihánar is the cornerstone for those fighting to remain free.

Mason Kitch has spent his youth among the shade of Lottenwood’s willowy boughs, and the cobbled streets of C’reseth as the grandson of the town blacksmith.  What he knows of his predictable world will soon evaporate as fate sends him into the unknown lands of Itára on a search for a family friend, and his destiny.

Now, Mason is faced with braving the dark challenges that have vanquished his race, and outlawed magic from the lands.  To keep the embers of the past alive, he must learn the forbidden art of his ancestry before the stain of history can repeat itself.

Cover art is here!