Aldur’s Way is a quest fantasy novel written for adult readers. The novel’s protagonist, Ril, lives a quiet life in her remote mountain village until her mother dies under mysterious and suspicious circumstances. After discovering a secret journal in her mother’s room that suggests her mother was murdered for her dangerous past, Ril sets out on a journey to investigate her mother’s death in the far-off city of Tanalin. There, at the College library nestled within the city, she hopes to uncover clues to who might have killed her mother. In order to access the library, though, Ril must first be accepted to the College. Once she arrives, she is thrown into a complex academic environment, dangerous secrets of her mother’s past, and magic. Ril must prove herself in a heavily male-dominated academic culture and unravel the mystery of her mother’s death in secret. The novel’s key themes include female agency, mentorship, and magic.
Writing, MFA, Fantasy
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)