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About the author:
Celina Summers was born and raised in Clarksville, Tennessee. While there, she became fascinated with languages and history while a high school student in the top Latin program in the nation. She continued her education in Tennessee, pursuing degrees in political science and communications. While there, she was a top collegiate debater and public speaker, and also began her lifelong love of theater-beginning with her studies under top dramaturge Howard Stein. After college, she went into professional theater, racking up credits as an actor, scenic designer, and director along the eastern seaboard. Her first fantasy series, The Asphodel Cycle, was originally published in 2007. The books in the series won numerous awards and nominations, including top ten placements in all four P&E Readers Polls for top fantasy and a prestigious Golden Rose nomination. Other publications include her sensual romance series Mythos, a short story collection Metamorphosis, and the Covenants Trilogy, co-authored with Rob Graham.
Celina has also been an editor for over a decade, the managing editor at two publishing houses, and the founder/editor of the speculative fiction magazine Penumbra. She is now focused solely on her writing career, and has branched out from traditional speculative fiction into contemporary literary fantasy under the pseudonym CA Chevault. Her only hobby is college athletics. She is a regular caller on the Paul Finebaum sports television show, and every Saturday in the fall is spent cheering on her beloved Tennessee Volunteers.
Celina is represented by the Cherry Weiner Literary Agency.
The Temptation of Asphodel
Obedience is dangerous, but temptation can kill.
Tamsen has learned to sacrifice everything as she plays the game of the gods, but as she nears the end of her quest everything changes again. The hunter becomes the hunted, the ally becomes the foe and behind it all lies the hand of a third, unknown god who tries to lure her from her destiny.
As the rumbling memory of an ancient war settles over the Elven Realm, Tamsen's world begins to change. When she is at last compelled to mount the Elven throne, she finally understands that if she fails to beat the gods' game, her people will share her ultimate fate.
Drawn into conflict with immortal enemies, Tamsen discovers that the line between obedience and temptation is much narrower than she thought. Can she hold firm against the temptations that are thrown in her path, or will she turn her back on her destiny as generations of Elves have done before her?
- Publication Date:
- 1540444031 / 9781540444035
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Fantasy / Epic