Fred Thorne set out to find safety and security. And he has found it — in the tiny but open-armed mountain village called Ceristen. But Ceristen’s contentment is threatened by other new arrivals, ones who may find it harder to adjust.
Fiona Segelas has left behind the windy, austere crags of Erahar and a noblewoman’s title and privileges. But her heart still lingers with them, and, imprisoned by shyness, her mind yearns for someone she can call friend…
Mordred Kenhelm’s life revolves around survival. Orden seems like a promise of the new and the better — until disaster strikes, undermining whatever trust he had left in humanity.
Discord stirs. Pain festers. Romance unfurls.
Combining the humanity of “slice-of-life” stories with a hint of eeriness and a world whose roots go much deeper than the surface story, The Village builds a slow, rich, multilayered tale of community.
Verity A. Buchanan lives in the rugged hills of Northern Michigan, where the bitter winters provide vivid inspiration for her writing and plenty of excuses to make hot chocolate. A long-time lover of fantasy, she writes stories of the real and the broken, shot with the light of the Word. Fantasy shouldn’t have to always be about kings and crowns and evil overlords—the nameless refugees and the blacksmith with the quirky accent matter, too. In all her writing, Verity aims to show the extraordinary hidden in the ordinary: to make the familiar new.