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It’s release day for King’s Folly!

Posted by on Apr 5th, 2016 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 26 comments

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King’s Folly has arrived! Isn’t it beautiful?

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Their Battle for the Throne Has Just Begun.
But Will It Matter if the World They Rule Collapses Into the Sea?

The gods are angry.

Volcanic eruptions, sinkholes, ground shakers–everything points to their unhappiness. At least that is what the king of Armania believes. His son Prince Wilek thinks his father’s superstitions are nonsense, though he remains the ever dutiful First Arm of Armania.

When a messenger arrives and claims that the town of Farway has been swallowed by the earth, the king sends Wilek to investigate. But what Wilek discovers is more cataclysmic than one lost city. Even as the ground shifts beneath his feet, Wilek sets out on a desperate journey to save his people and his world. But can he do it before the entire land crumbles?

This volume includes the first three parts of The Kinsman Chronicles originally released as ebooks.
Part 1–Darkness Reigns
Part 2–The Heir War
Part 3–The End of All Things

 

Here are some blurbs from magazine book reviews:

“This series starter is an intense drama of biblical proportions…Wilek, Mielle, and Trevn in particular are intriguing, and the ending leaves readers wondering what adventures await this group of young people searching for truth.”

RT Book Reviews

“Williamson crafts a complex and vividly portrayed epic fantasy reminiscent of George R.R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series but less edgy and with a Christian worldview. Loosely following the events in the Old Testament, the author depicts a society in which paganism and superstition are deeply ingrained prior to the coming of the Savior.”

–Library Journal

“This first book in the Kinsman Chronicles contains all the archetypal elements fantasy readers long for: a dangerous quest, the search for restoration, and a hero’s trial and tribulations through vast darkness and adventure. Fans will be swept away by Williamson’s fantasy world…King’s Folly is an expertly crafted epic tale in the Tolkien tradition that will leave customers impatiently waiting the next installment.”

–CBA Retailers + Resources

Plan To Join The Read-Along

Starting April 22, we will be reading King’s Folly together on my Readers of Jill Williamson Facebook group. So get your book ready to go, be sure to join the Readers of Jill Williamson Facebook group, and mark your calendars. It’s going to be a lot of fun!

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THIRST Chapter Eight Is Up!

Posted by on Apr 4th, 2016 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 0 comments

chapter 7In conjunction with the #WeWriteBooks series I’m writing over on the Go Teen Writers blog, I’m posting the chapters for THIRST on my website. Click here for the chapter archives.

 

Who was the guy with the shotgun? And what will happen to Eli? Click here to read Chapter Eight and find out!

THIRST Chapter Seven Is Up!

Posted by on Mar 28th, 2016 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 0 comments

chapter 7In conjunction with the #WeWriteBooks series I’m writing over on the Go Teen Writers blog, I’m posting the chapters for THIRST on my website. Click here for the chapter archives.

How far did Eli and his friends make it from Phoenix? Click here to read Chapter Seven and find out!

THIRST Chapter Six Is Up!

Posted by on Mar 22nd, 2016 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 0 comments

In conjunction with the #WeWriteBooks series I’m writing over on the Go Teen Writers blog, I’m posting the chapters for THIRST on my website. Chapter Six is now up! Click here for the chapter archives.

What did Eli find inside his house? Click here to read Chapter Six and find out!

THIRST Chapter Five Is Up!

Posted by on Mar 14th, 2016 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 0 comments

In conjunction with the #WeWriteBooks series I’m writing over on the Go Teen Writers blog, I’m posting the chapters for THIRST on my website. Chapter Five is now up! Click here for the chapter archives.

What did Eli find inside his house? Click here to read Chapter Five and find out!

Four Weeks Until King’s Folly Hits Bookshelves!

Posted by on Mar 11th, 2016 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 2 comments

I can’t believe it’s almost here. I got my first author copy of King’s Folly!  I love how thick it is. To celebrate, I’ll be having a Facebook release party and hosting some online contests. Stay tuned for more information!

 

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THIRST: Chapter Four Is Up

Posted by on Mar 7th, 2016 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 0 comments

Thirst Chapter 4In conjunction with the #WeWriteBooks series I’m writing over on the Go Teen Writers blog, I’m posting the chapters for THIRST on my website. Chapter Four is now up! What did Eli find inside his house?

THIRST: Chapter Three Is Up

Posted by on Feb 29th, 2016 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 0 comments

In conjunction with the #WeWriteBooks series I’m writing over on the Go Teen Writers blog, I’m posting the chapters for THIRST on this blog. Chapter Three is now up for your reading pleasure.

THIRST: Chapters 1 & 2 Have Been Posted

Posted by on Feb 23rd, 2016 in Jill Williamson's Blog | 0 comments

In conjunction with the #WeWriteBooks series I’m writing over on the Go Teen Writers blog, I’m posting the chapters for THIRST on this blog. Subscribe by clicking here. And if you want to get caught up, here are the links for what has been posted so far.

Prologue

Chapter One

Chapter Two

THIRST (a weekly story blog) is here!

Posted by on Feb 8th, 2016 in A weekly story blog, Jill Williamson's Blog, Novel Teen, Podcasts | 1 comment

To skip ahead and read the teaser prologue click here here.

In conjunction with the #WeWriteBooks series I am writing over on the Go Teen Writers blog, I will be writing the book THIRST on my website. I tried this once before with the Onyx Eyes story, and while I’d love to continue with that tale, it’s a little too complex for my schedule right now. So I’ve chosen to write THIRST instead. This is a stand-alone prequel to The Safe Lands series (Captives, Outcasts, and Rebels). THIRST follows a teenage Papa Eli as he and his friends struggle to survive the Great Pandemic.

I will announce new chapters of THIRST on my blog, but I won’t be posting them here. If you want to read along, subscribe to the THIRST: weekly story blog by clicking here. For now, here is a little more about the book and a very short, teaser prologue. Chapter one will be posted next week.

 

 

In matters of life or death, what do you thirst for? 

A waterborne disease has sprung up in every corner of the globe, decimating the human race. Eli McShane, a young survivor, journeys toward Colorado and the rumored location of a clean water source. When he arrives, he finds the community in an unending state of celebration. Until someone dies. When the people realize the disease is still among them, panic ensues. Rules are established to keep people safe. Eli wants to leave, but the landowners won’t let him. Only one thing is certain. This “safe land” is not so safe after all.


PROLOGUE

Six days into our wilderness survival adventure in the La Plata Mountains of Colorado, Comet Pulon passed by the earth. We had no way of knowing that it had come much closer than expected, that it had forever changed our planet, and that it had left a killer among us. Oblivious, the twelve of us camped in a clearing, cheered as the bright yellow fireball soared overhead, roasted marshmallows, and toasted with canteens of water we had purified ourselves.

And as we celebrated in awe of nature’s majesty, the rest of the world began to die.