As part of Self-Published Fantasy Month 2021, we at the Uncharted Library are hosting a series of spotlights to showcase the incredible talent of self-published fantasy authors! We’re continuing our Saturday spotlight with The Devoted Trilogy by Kim Wedlock, a completed fantasy trilogy. Look at those gorgeous covers!
Self-Published Fantasy Month is a month-long celebration highlighting the best of what the self-published fantasy community has to offer. To find out more and get involved, visit their official website at https://www.selfpublishedfantasymonth.com/, check them out on Twitter @SelfPubFanMonth, or join The Guild, their Discord Server.
From Book 1: ‘A compelling slow-burn fantasy read filled with heart, drive, quirky humour and truly real characters. A must for any adult reader.’ – IndieReads
‘The trilogy so far is thick with nuance and clever science and psychology. Wonderfully crafted!’ – AllAuthor
Rathen Koraaz lives his banishment in some kind of comfort – comfort that comes solely in the knowledge that, this time, no one can take his home away from him. Until authority in the shape of an inquisitor from the Hall of the White Hammer turns up on his doorstep, trying to recruit him to investigate the cataclysmic magic ravaging the rest of the continent before it can reach their borders.
The trouble is, Rathen was a warmage. He was never a scholar; analysing magic has never been his strong suit. That, and he was banished for a reason. Official dispensation or not, Rathen is sorely aware that he’s better off staying out of the matter and well away from people.
Unfortunately, his pesky sense of responsibility – as a father more than anything else – won’t let him turn his back on it.
Joining the inquisitor with his 8-year-old daughter in tow, he follows the ‘educated guesses’ of a young historian and a growing band of misfits to chase the legend of an ancient artefact that could, just maybe, eradicate the magic once and for all. Rathen certainly hopes so. Otherwise, it falls to him not only to figure out where the magic came from, but to construct an impossible solution, himself. And if he can’t, well…the ground might open up and take his home away after all. And everyone else’s with it.
The Devoted Trilogy is a completed trilogy. The final book, Veysuul, was released on 1st August 2021.
About the Author
Kim Wedlock is an adult fantasy writer with a passion for magic, villains, plot twists and sour characters. After first being alerted to the wonders of fantasy by the Lord of the Rings, she has since indulged an undying love for creating fantastical worlds, with a mind for her somewhat contradictory interest in natural sciences.
Inspired now by folklore, science, villains and sarcasm, she’s completing the final book to her trilogy, The Devoted, and already planning new worlds, magic systems, creatures and peril. Find her on Patreon, too, while she works on free monthly short stories.
Kim Wedlock lives in Bristol, England, with her husband, and is often found lifting barbells or glued to her laptop. Chocolate and video games rank high on her list of basic necessities. Because stories and chocolate are awesome.