F.T. McKinstry

F.T. McKinstry grew up studying music and classical literature, and at a young age developed a deep love for fantasy and the esoteric, of which she was an avid reader. J.R.R. Tolkien was her most powerful influence. With a background in computer electronics and software development, she wrote and illustrated technical documentation for many years, during which time she created the fantasy world of Ealiron. A passion for fairy tales and a lifelong study of mythology, plant and animal lore, Celtic legend, shamanism, psychology and mysticism provide inspiration and scope for her work.

Ms. McKinstry has published fantasy in Aoife’s Kiss and Tales of the Talisman. She also has a short story collection coming out soon from Wild Child Publishing.

Ms. McKinstry lives in northern New England with her husband, three spoiled cats and a live-planted aquarium. Other pastimes include oil painting, tinkering in her greenhouse, growing gardens, stacking wood, and yoga.

Titles Available from F.T. McKinstry

On the isle of Tromb in the far northern realm of the Gray Isles, a rift has appeared in the time-line of the world. Cloaked beneath a turbulent monarchy, rumors of an evil god and the tears of a princess, it has gained the attention of wizards. When Rhinne of Tromb, a lonely princess at odds with her own people, lands on the bad side of a dark order of warlocks taking over the realm, she flees overseas, pursued by her father's assassins. Beset by war, her brother Wulfgar discovers a text that exposes a god as the origin of the rift, a shattering indiscretion that involves Rhinne. He sets sail and brings the text to Lorth of Ostarin, a powerful wizard and servant of the old powers. Accompanied by an army, a mysterious raven and a war god with a private agenda, Lorth, Rhinne and Wulfgar must navigate a dangerous landscape of assassins, thieves, spies and seers to return to Tromb and cast down their otherworldly enemy before he plunges the world into horrific devastation.
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