The Cup of Immortality by D.R. Whitney is a highly original fantasy. It weaves back and forth between a traditional setting and a striking alternative world set in modern times. With its well-realized characters and stirring action, I would recommend it to any reader for a fresh voice in fantasy. It's a beautifully crafted and conceptualized series.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 29, 2008
Debut book series, The Goddess Prophecies, by author D. R. Whitney reads like a fantasy franchise ahead of its time. Self-prophesized? Whitney's journey for creating her magical world onto the page (and the screen, the stage, the soundtrack, the video game), would make for yet an interesting read alone… almost twenty years in the making.
Now taking an official bow with the release of her series' Book One: "The Cup of Immortality" (Crescent Moon Press), Whitney gears for what insiders are calling the next "Lord of the Rings" or "Harry Potter" tome, of a new kind. The Goddess Prophecies, an epic fantasy series, takes place from the Fourth Century A.D. to the End of Days. It follows one extraordinary family whose reign began in a time of white magic and mysticism. The story begins when their only child is given a powerful Amulet from the Cup of Immortality and sent out of the Isle of the Sacred Feminine to one day save their world.
The last descendent of the Lady of the Lake, a modern and daring twenty-something inherits this mysterious Ruby Amulet and, unaware of her noble lineage, her portentous dreams lead her on an epic heroic quest. Once transported through the Portal of Mists, she discovers she must destroy the Master of the Souls and his minions who have stolen the Cup of Immortality to which the Ruby Amulet belongs. Beset by strange and wondrous creatures in a fantasy dimension of ancient and ominous worlds, she learns that she is the last of the Holy Blood, the Bearer of the Amulet, and the next Lady of the Lake.
The heroine becomes an instant target as she soon finds she is being followed by two secret societies - a centuries-old underground organization, and the last of the knights from Charlemagne come calling - and will do anything to obtain the Relic. Both want to stop her from finding out the truth: that she carries a secret to a Sacred Feminine Relic that could rock the world. Now several years in the making, The Goddess Prophecies skillfully combines sword and sorcery, and spirituality with a fictional account of one woman's quest to save the Cup of Immortality as she learns of her rich heritage while transforming the world during a time of intrigue, magic, metaphysics and danger.
The Goddess Prophecies was inspired by a series of dreams that led author and Arthurian scholar, Whitney, to England where she ultimately wrote http://goddessprophecies.com her epic fantasy. With over twenty years of research, The Goddess Prophecies marries myth and magic in a heroine's journey into a fantastic world to discover her destiny and restore the enchanted Isle of the Sacred Feminine to the world once more.
Beyond the page, The Goddess Prophecies has also been developed for multi-media visual entertainment - dynamic, immersive, and bound to captivate audiences with wonder and enchantment.
A successful entrepreneur, experienced in writing for media, Whitney changed the course of her life when she became fascinated with Arthurian and Celtic studies; ultimately making it her life's work. In addition to voluminous reading on the subject, the scope of her research led her to Britain for ten years where she developed professional relationships with leading scholars and writers in the field. During this time, Whitney evolved her unique vision of the mythic cycle that would become The Goddess Prophecies, an epic fantasy franchise with the current release of Book One, "The Cup of Immortality." The anticipated multi-media entertainment will include movies, video games, animated/live-action feature series, music soundtracks, and the live operatic musical stage event.
The singularity and passion of Whitney' vision, imagination and her command of the subject matter has attracted the interest and support of some of the top theatrical companies and talent in the world. In response to her material, an internationally acclaimed creative team of event, stage and animation has joined the author to present THE GODDESS PROPHECIES on stage and also develop the game franchise, along with the first of three animated/live-action features. With the completion of her first novel from The Goddess Prophecies, Whitney has already begun work on the second installment of her book series, "The Witches Hammer," to be followed by "The Scepter of Royalty," "The Platter of Plenty," and the final volume "The Orb of Majesty" - with later announcements to be made about these future releases. Also soon to be available is The Goddess Prophecies table-top fantasy art book.
As best exemplified by the blockbuster success of "Harry Potter," "Lord of the Rings," and "Chronicles of Narnia" - from the page to the screen and stage - fantasy is currently the most successful and sought-after literary/entertainment genre of all media. Now with the emergence of Whitney's The Goddess Prophecies, should J. K. Rowling or J. R. R. Tolkien be concerned?
Perhaps the distinguished John Paine would be one to ask. The editor of "The Cup of Immortality," Paine is recognized among New York's publishing elite, including his editorial work at Penguin Group USA. He has edited numerous New York Times bestselling authors of fiction and nonfiction, including: John Jakes, Barbara Parker, Peter Straub, Sylvia Browne, Ariel Dorfman, and Eric Jerome Dickey, among others.
"The Cup of Immortality by D.R. Whitney is a highly original fantasy. It weaves back and forth between a traditional setting and a striking alternative world set in modern times. With its well-realized characters and stirring action, I would recommend it to any reader for a fresh voice in fantasy. It's a beautifully crafted and conceptualized series."
- John Paine
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