SILENT ORCHIDS Synopsis:
A dying realm.
The ancient evil of the Droch-Shúil has been unleashed.
The Orchids have been silenced… but for how long?
Daegan, elite of the Ferrishyn warrior tribe of Faeries, is charged with a mission to find the Sol-lumieth, a mysterious new power that could change the fate of all in the realm of Alandria. But he is conflicted by his purpose, and he cannot trust the motives of those he serves. He has too many questions and they must be answered.
Kaeleigh, a girl abandoned as a small child just outside Missoula, Montana, is now 18. She is trying to discover who she is and where she belongs. In her heart, she feels she has family out there… somewhere. Desperate to unravel the mysteries of her past, she embarks on a journey that will forever change her along with her two best friends, Finn and Chel—who have secrets of their own.
ABOUT MORGAN WYLIE:
Morgan Wylie has been writing on and off throughout her growing up years, but started seriously working on her first novel in the Spring of 2009. 7 months pregnant with her first child, she didn't start off with a lot of focused writing time. But Morgan had an epiphany, if you will, and the story flashed before her so she began to write. And she’s still writing. Her debut Young Adult fantasy, SILENT ORCHIDS, will be out this summer.
The Inspiration Behind Silent Orchids:
It was 2009 and I was 7 months pregnant with my daughter. I had been feeling the “need” to write for several months before that and on-and-off during the year previous to that. I tried several ideas, but nothing was right. The words wouldn’t flow, the characters didn’t mesh, or I was just bored with my own ideas—made for a frustrating creative outlet.
Then one lovely Spring day, I was sitting and relaxing, watching some TV (remember I was 7 months prego, so I was probably more like sprawling). I don’t even remember what I was watching but I know a commercial came on and it had an orchid in it… probably a cialis commercial or something like it, lol. And, without trying to sound cliché, the story flashed before my mind’s eye. I saw it all unfold. Now granted, it has evolved quit a bit since then, but basically I started writing this story and haven’t stopped. I couldn’t get the characters out of my head, they were so chatty, especially when I was looking for silence… it’s like they knew ;)
Keep in mind, for those of you who are saying ‘wow sure took her long enough’ that shortly after I received the story, I also received my bouncing pink bundle of joy J. Then we proceeded to move across the country not once, but TWICE and then I went back to working a full time job with a toddler so I had to fit writing in when I could.
I realized four years ago that this was the story I needed to write. It was the story I needed to tell even if only for myself, but as it has grown so have I and I hope to share it with all who might be interested in reading it. It’s been an amazing journey from concept to rough draft and finally tocompletion (well not complete as the story will go on, but you know what I mean). I continue to find myself as I pursuit this dream of mine. And as much as I would have loved to have gotten it out sooner, I have enjoyed every step of the way—the excitement, the surprises, the challenges, the growth—so I wouldn’t change it. J
The Orchids are somewhat secretive, group of beings made up of the various races represented in Alandria. They also make up who are referred to as the Elders—although most aren’t aware of that. The original Orchids were the originators and creators of the realm of Alandria birthed out of a desperate need to flee the dark magic that threatened their previous home. It is this select group who still contain and practice the ancient magic that has been all but lost to present day Alandria. Once a strong force of power in Alandria, they are all but myth except to the oldest beings. But darkness crept into Alandria and with its pursuits of power, have silenced The Orchids… thus the name Silent Orchids. But for how long will they be silenced?
Thank you so much for allowing me to share the story behind my story with you!!
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