C.L. Talmadge's epic paranormal romance is among the roughly 4 percent of more than 500 authors who have three or more works awarded the medallion.
"Authors who have multiple books that have been honored continue to do work that readers feel are worth their time and money," said Geraldine Clouston, president of the website, www.bragmedallion.com. The organization seeks to curate and showcase the best of independently published books through a group review process.
Talmadge describes her fiction, based on several of her past lives and the past lives of family and friends, as a cross between Game of Thrones and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Set in a doomed island nation, the multi-generational series explores how politics, passion, and piety collide, igniting a worldwide cataclysm.
IndieReader.com describes the series' first B.R.A.G. Medallion winner, The Vision, as "a fantastical joyride, riddled with ethereal visions, the revelation of hidden knowledge and an ancient magical species..."
In The Vision, a despised half-breed military physician meets the powerful parent she never knew, sparking a political firestorm that parallels their tempestuous private journey from strangers to family.
In Fallout, the second B.R.A.G. Medallion winner, the heroine is scarred for life as a result of escalating clashes with her newfound father, and their foes begin plotting their demise.
In The Scorpions Strike, the third medallion winner, the heroine's influential enemies nearly manage to kill her father, and force him to send her into exile after the birth of his heir.
The latest winner, Outcast, depicts the exiled heroine learning life-saving energy-manipulation skills from Maguari, the otherworldly Mist-Weaver, and the plot against her father reaching its tragic conclusion.
Future novels will recount the courageous struggles of subsequent, reincarnated generations to thwart theocrats' attempts to usurp all power, moves that lead to the island's obliteration amidst worldwide devastation. A handful survive, however, and tell the tale, hoping posterity will learn and avoid the same fate.
About the author
C.L. Talmadge has been a professional writer since 1976, and may be contacted via the series website, www.greenstoneofhealing.com. Enter the Goodreads Giveaway (https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/191049-outcast) to win an autographed paperback set of the four published novels.
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