The Kinsman Chronicles follows the Hadar family in a story of survival, sacrifice, and courage as one world crumbles and another rises up in its place.
The Kinsman Chronicles is a nine-part epic fantasy series that will release in both nine ebooks parts and three paperback volumes from Bethany House Publishers. This will allow fans to keep up with the story on a more timely basis, rather than having to wait a full year between books. You can try part one, Darkness Reigns, for free in any ebook format.
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As always, with a new series by Jill Williamson comes a map to go with it. Here is the map for King’s Folly (book one). Click to zoom in.
And here is a map of the main ship in the second book, King’s Blood (book two). Click to zoom in.
I created these family trees to help me keep track of the characters from the two most important realms in my story. Click to zoom in.
My storyworld has five realms in it. Armania, Sarikar, and Rurekau are the father realms or patriarchies, and Tenma and Magonia are the mother realms or matriarchies. Their flags are pictured below.
I wanted each king to have his own sigil that his personal guards would wear and that would be the seal he used in his signet ring. I designed these for three kings in the Kinsman Chronicles series. I showed them to the cover designer and he used them on the book covers. That was a pleasant surprise. (Look at the red symbol in the King’s Folly cover to see my first sigil in the row below.)
The magic system in my storyworld is a bit mysterious to the reader because it seems to work differently for mantics in different realms. Magonian mantics use runes as part of their magic, so I drew these for inspiration. I never actually used these runes in the story beyond mentioning the “ten mantic runes” the Magonian mantics use, but drawing these was the first place I used both shadir and cheyvah, which both became important parts of my story.
The hand is an important symbol in my storyworld. Since my character Trevn is studying to be a priest, he must learn about all the religions in the Five Realms. This is an image I created to help me teach Trevn what he needed to know.
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