Monday, September 19, 2016

Get the Scoop on the The Rhodi Saga with Remy Injay, Indie Book Reporter

Hey there! Remy Injay, indie book reporter, here for another interview! I'm here with Talidin, Rhodi master and one of the leading (and in my opinion, amazingly sexy) leading characters in The Rhodi Saga by Megan Linski! Thanks for agreeing to do this, Talidin.

I didn't agree to do anything. I've gotta give credit for the author dragging me out here and inserting me into this strange world. But I guess with all that's happened lately, I owe the author one. Or maybe I don't, since she's the one who CAUSED ALL MY PROBLEMS IN THE FIRST PLACE.

Okay, simmer down there, cowboy, it's still my show. First things first; what's a Rhodi?

First of all, it's Row-DEE, not Row-DIE. Geez, make things even darker then they already are, why don't you? ...Although Rachel, our worst enemy, probably likes the other pronunciation better...

ANYWAY, a Rhodi is a warrior, sworn to protect the people. We're the last leg of an extinct group of warriors trying to stop the Red Huntress (that's Rachel) and her team of soldiers from taking over our homeland, Crescentia. And let me tell you, it's not easy. I became a master over fifteen years ago, and it only gets harder with time. Being kidnapped, dealing with murder, solving mysteries, they're all part of the job...but I'm telling you too much already.

What is Crescentia like?

Crescentia is a lot like your world, but it's also a lot different. It's a dystopian, futuristic world, with the decor based on ancient China, Greece, Ireland, and other places. Everything's modern, in Crescentia. We have cars and TV and electricity and things, but we don't have those weapons you guys call guns. We fight with swords, spears and magical powers.

It's somewhat like modern-medieval, with Rhodi being inspired by martial arts and Japanese samurai, respectively. Each State in Crescentia is its own little world, kind of like its own country. Areos, my home, is the equivalency of your Greece. The great thing about Crescentia is it's all one big melting pot.

Sounds complicated.

Read the book. It gets even worse. The wonderful thing about my world is that it's so colorful and there's so much going on. All cultures and races are respected...but they won't be, if Rachel gets her way.

We heard you're here to take the main character's place, your student, Dylan?

Dylan was nervous about coming on here, so I subbed in for her. She's a fiery, fiesty girl, but she often feels the need to over perform and make everybody happy. She's going through a lot right now, so I'm leaving her back home to train while I satisfy my author's irritating nagging by talking to all of you.

What's she like?

She's a pain in the ass, but she's my pain in the ass. Dylan's my student, and I feel the need to protect her. Of course she's always questioning me on everything, and she never listens, but what's the fun of being a Rhodi master if it isn't challenging, right? She keeps me on my toes. I never know what she's going to do next.

What do you want readers to know about your story?

I'm not gonna lie, the Rhodi Saga takes you for a real rollercoaster. We confront real issues in our little fantasy world, but once you read it you become a Rhodi and you're part of us. We're a family and we're all going to get through it together. Once a Rhodi, always a Rhodi.

Any last words?

Is this an interview, or an interrogation? Oh, I'm just teasing you. I would say read the Rhodi series or something like that, but that just sounds asinine, doesn't it, especially when it's MY problems being exposed to the world. *glares at author* I'd say give it a chance, if anything. I'm not THAT intolerable, after all.

Rhodi’s Light
The Rhodi Saga
Book One
Megan Linski

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Dystopian

Publisher: Gryfyn Publishing

Date of Publication:  September 4, 2016

Word Count:  62,850

Cover Artist: Clarissa Yeo

Book Description:

Flight. Hyperspeed. Clairvoyance. 

These are some of the powers gifted to the Rhodi, an ancient sect of assassins who defend Crescentia, a dystopian world with a dying hope. 

Dyliana Fairsson is one of them. After losing her parents to a suspicious accident, she and her twin brother, Devin, join the Rhodi to avoid starvation. Under the direction of her master, Dylan struggles to learn the strength of her magic …as well as hide the growing scars on her wrists. Can Dylan become the warrior, the hero, she’s destined to be? Or is she fated to fall from the light into the darkness?

The first installment in the epic fantasy series by bestselling author Megan Linski, Rhodi’s Light is an action-packed thrill ride that will leave readers begging for more. 

Rhodi Rising 
The Rhodi Saga
Book Two
Megan Linski

Forced into hiding.

Desperate to find their masters.

In the past few months since the attack on their home, twin assassins Dylan and Devin have grown restless. With the Rhodi facing extinction, they search for their masters Talidin and Tavana, only to discover they’ve gone missing. With nowhere to turn, the twins seek help from a pair of mysterious spies, only to find the trail gone cold, marked by hints of torture and destruction.  

Dylan and Devin piece together the events that led to the disappearance of their fellow Rhodi. As their enemies close in for the kill, Dylan discovers that some things are impossible for a Rhodi…but not for a tigress. 

The stakes and romance are heightened in this epic dystopian sequel to Rhodi’s Light. Bestselling author Megan Linski brings readers a young adult fantasy with magic, mystery, and an epic adventure that races quickly to a breathless conclusion. 

“So then I was talking to him and I dared to her to take just one more and she wouldn’t so then…” Jenna’s babbling was stopped when the red-headed boy named Enfys sat next to her, plopping his tray down with a smile. He picked up a fork and began humming as he ate, a devious twinkle in his eye.
Jenna’s face turned as red as her hair and she screeched, “Leave me and my new friends alone! Do you have to be so annoying?”
“I’m not. Can’t I talk to them too?” he asked.
“No. Go away,” Jenna said.
“New friends, huh? I bet you don’t even know their names,” Enfys said triumphantly. Jenna’s mouth dropped open, and she looked at the teens curiously before saying, “That’s besides the point.”
Enfys chuckled softly. “Forgive my little sister Jenna. She’d make friends with anybody, even if they held a knife to her throat, as long as they’d let her talk. I’m Enfys, by the way. Who are you?”
The twins glanced at each other. Was it wise to trust these strangers with their names? But then again, nobody knew who they were here. The chances of anyone, even the Hunter’s Guild, finding them in this small inn were minimal. “I’m Devin, and this is my cousin Tristan and my sister Dylan,” Devin said. “We’re just passing through.”
“Dylan?” Enfys asked in amusement. “What kind of name is that for a girl?”
Dylan gave him a scathing look. “My full name’s Dyliana. And what kind of a name is Enfys?”
“It’s a girl’s name,” Jenna teased and Enfys’ face soured, his smile falling into a scowl. “Our great grand mum made our dad promise that he would name his first born after her. He’d always assumed he’d have a girl first, and when he got a boy, he couldn’t go back on his promise.”
“It’s a very traditional name,” Enfys said fairly.
“It means rainbow,” Jenna said, as loudly as she could. Dylan giggled and Enfys shot Jenna a glare before turning his attention back to the teens.
“What’s an Easterner doing this far out west?” he said. “I’ve never seen anyone come so far just to visit Dunedinne.”
“None of your business.” Dylan said before Devin could answer.
Enfys raised an eyebrow, leaned over and said, “Maybe I will make it my business.”
“You’d better not,” she said, putting down her fork and glaring at the boy.
“Or what, lass? What’s a little girl like you going to do to me?”

Releasing September 4, THE RHODI SAGA centers around warriors gifted with supernatural powers...fighting against the rising darkness in a dystopian world. To get notifications about the saga, sign up here:
Rhodi’s Lullaby 
The Rhodi Saga
Book Three
Megan Linski

Cities burn.

Governments fall.

Lives are lost in a desperate the Rhodi are losing. 

The world has been devastated by the tyranny of the Red Huntress. To save Crescentia, Dylan and Devin attempt to decipher the mystery of the ancient letter their ancestors left behind, the only hope of salvation for their kind. Dylan continues to fight foes both on the battlefield and within her own mind, all while wrestling with the confused feelings she has for Enfys, the alluring spy who has become devoted to her cause. 

In the epic conclusion to the thrilling Rhodi Saga, one brave warrior will stand in the way of corruption, to take place before her destiny…or her death.

Rhodi’s Lullaby is the third installment in the suspenseful young adult dystopian series fans and critics are calling an original masterpiece in the epic fantasy genre.

Rhodi’s Light and Rhodi Rising are also available. Catch up on the entire series today!

About the Author:

Megan Linski is the owner of Gryfyn Publishing and has had a passion for writing ever since she completed her first (short) novel at the age of 6. Her specializations are romance, fantasy, and contemporary fiction for people aged 14-24. When not writing she enjoys ice skating, horse riding, theatre, archery, fishing, and being outdoors. She is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, and is an active fighter against common variable immune deficiency disorder. She lives in Michigan.

Megan Linski also writes under the pen name of Natalie Erin for the Creatures of the Lands Series, co-authored with Krisen Lison.

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