Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Silver Dagger Book Tours and Giveaways - The Incarn Saga by Katharine E Wibell

Incarn Saga Book 1
Katharine E. Wibell

YA Fantasy

to legend, when the world was young, the goddess Issaura appeared
among men. Those who treated her with kindness received the gift of
the gods—the ability to transform into an animal form. This was a
great honor but one that separated this race from other humans.
Before Issaura departed the mortal realm, she promised to return if
her people were ever at the point of destruction.

a threat is rising from a land across the mists of the ocean, a
threat that will push this race to the brink of extinction.
Responding to the call to war, seventeen-year-old Lluava heads off to
find her destiny, one that will carve her name in history.” 

Kingdom of Elysia consists of two races: the dominant race of humans
and the native race of Theriomorphs who can shift into animal form.
Although law dictates equal treatment, they neither like nor trust
each other. Now brutal and ruthless Raiders are approaching; there is
only one chance to defeat them. An army must be raised and trained.
An army where each human will be paired with a Theriomorph partner.
An army that must fight as one to defeat their common enemy.

are not warriors. However, Lluava is not like other women – human
or Theriomorph. Her animal form is a magnificent beast whose power
and fury she must learn to control. Although Lluava endures intense
physical training and strives to overcome the doubts of the male
recruits, she faces an unexpected adversary in the commanding general
who seeks to break both her spirit and her body.

the paring ceremony, Lluava is humbled when presented with a unique
and ancient weapon. Yet she becomes distraught and angry when her
human partner is revealed. If they fail to trust each other, the
consequences will be devastating. Death and destruction are on the
horizon and time is running out.

Incarn Saga is a young adult fantasy series inspired by ancient
myths, filled with fast-paced action and adventure, and enriched by
an understanding of animal behavior that defines the shape-shifting

Incarn Saga Book 2

to legend, when the world was young, two gods of war — one male,
one female — were destined for each other. Yet Ullr, forever
unfaithful, lost the love of Issaura, his true match, and was
forsworn. His violent anger and bitter rage grew and intensified,
poisoning all creation and humanity.

that the Raiders’ long ships have faded from sight, the kingdom of
Elysia is beginning to recover from the summer’s war with the
brutal invaders from across the sea. Yet darker forces have taken
root, forces that can alter the future of the land and its people in
unthinkable ways. Seventeen-year-old Lluava must discover the means
to prevent her world from collapsing. But in doing so, will she
succumb to that darkness?"

Incarn Saga Book 3

to legend, when the world was young, Crocotta, Queen of the Gods,
discovered her mate’s faithlessness. She vowed to prevent future
threats to all matrimonial pacts henceforward, but for her it was too
late. The child born from the illicit coupling was a warrior
goddess—one whom Crocotta would seek to destroy throughout

that the Raiders’ elite army is threatening the kingdom of Elysia’s
northern borders, seventeen-year-old Lluava must leave the
familiarity and safety of her native land to venture into the
wilderness. Her mission is to discover others like her who will come
to Elysia’s aid; her hope is to unravel the secrets behind what it
means to be Incarn. But what she finds could destroy everything.”

story continues in Crocotta’s Hackles, the third book in The Incarn
Saga's award-winning new-adult series.

Wibell’s lifelong interest in mythology includes epic poetry like
the Odyssey, Ramayana, Beowulf, and the Nibelungenlied. In addition,
she is interested in all things animal whether training dogs,
apprenticing at a children’s zoo, or caring for injured animals as
a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. After receiving degrees from
Mercer University in both art and psychology with an emphasis in
animal behavior, Wibell moved to New Orleans with her dog, Alli, to
kick start her career as an artist and a writer. Her first literary
works blend her knowledge of the animal world with the world of high

Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
Honestly, I would love all four books of The Incarn Saga projected on the big screen after Giahem’s Talons is published next year (2019). When I watch movies like Life of Pie and Disney’s live action The Jungle Book, I am amazed at the visual effects used to create the animals, especially the tigers. I would love that same technology used when my Theriomorphs transform to and from their animal forms.
Then with movies like The Lord of the Rings and TV series like Game of Thrones, I can imagine how some of the battle scenes in the books might look like. When I was younger, this sort of movie would not have been possible, but now I am excited to think about the possibility that one day The Incarn Saga might be a movie series.

What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?
I was very fortunate to visit Oxford, England, a year ago. While there, I was able to visit The Eagle and Child pub where the Inklings, an informal writer’s group, used to meet and discuss their work. This famous fellowship included J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams among others. The Inklings fascinate me with their wide breadth of interests, their lasting effects on modern fantasy, and their love of all things Norse.

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
Can I say the Dragon? For as long as I can remember, I have read, watched, admired, and researched everything that pertains to this wide-ranging group of mythical animals. From the fire-breathing, winged lizards of European lore to the levitating, water-controlling creatures in China, I love them all.

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