CAB LIT: On Romance in Four Feasts till Darkness Book (@AuthorChrisAB)

In the mystical world of Geadhain, the “Great War” approaches between those who want to conquer it and those who choose to save it from annihilation. Which side are you on?

FEAST OF DARKNESS: Part 1 (Forsythia Press, September 2018) by Christian A. Brown continues his critically acclaimed Four Feasts Till Darkness series. And it’s particularly timely in the post-Weinstein era of #MeToo as it offers a challenge to the genre’s standard of a damsel in distress, with strong female characters defying gender stereotypes at every turn.

The future of Geadhain is at stake as the threat of death and devastation appears with each step in the captivating fantasy FEAST OF DARKNESS. Morigan and the Wolf, Caenith, progress in a deadly quest through Pandemonia, a dangerous and unstable land, to acquire a mighty relic to stop the wicked Black Queen and the mad king Brutus. But first, they must make it out alive.

As way of introduction, Christian has shared a discussion on romance in classic and contemporary fantasy literature, followed by an excerpt from Feast of Fates, which I think does a stellar job of introducing his stories, and what his intentions are, and explores how romance came to be a part of it.


About the Author

Bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Feast of Fates, Christian A. Brown received a Kirkus star in 2014 for the first novel in his genre-changing Four Feasts Till Darkness series.

He has appeared on AM640, Daytime Rogers, and Get Bold Today with LeGrande Green. He actively writes a blog about his mother's journey with cancer and on gender issues in the media.

A lover of the weird and wonderful, Brown considers himself an eccentric with a talent for cat whispering.


About the Book

Feast of Darkness, Part I 
(Four Feasts till Darkness Book 4) 
by Christian A. Brown

“The end of the world begins at the far end of the world”

Throughout the world of Geadhain, for mortals, Immortals, and Dreamers alike, the tides of war have ebbed and flowed for eons. For Morigan and Caenith and their courageous companions, that tide has become a tsunami as they continue their treacherous journey into the strange shifting land of Pandemonia—where they are near to discovering a mythic relic to use against the Black Queen. Meanwhile, the citizens of Eod and the surviving elements of Menos ready their shaky alliance in a last stand against Death and her ghoulish unliving hordes; while King Magnus, Queen Lila, and Erik abandon humanity’s last bastion and venture north into a hostile world scoured by shrieking blizzards and walls of ice en route to their own confrontation with the enraged spirit of Winter herself and a historic evil embodied by the monstrous Kinlords.

Across sundry fantastical landscapes, familiar heroes are edging toward individual destinies that even the Sisters Three are unable to fully discern, as Fate continues to weave and reweave its murky tapestry. Nothing is certain except that should the Wolf and the Fawn fail in their looming apocalyptic clash with the mad king himself, all will be lost for the people of Geadhain.