My first historical fantasy, Prophesied Prince, featuring Prince Atul and Prince Aggabodhi from the Land of Magadha trilogy, is taking shape. I have written 10,000 words so far. While readers can read this series on its own, knowing the backstory of Atul and Aggabodhi adds a nice layer to the tale. A new protagonist takes center stage in this fantasy. Sugandha means fragrance, and she is a layer of onions at the start of the series. What will she reveal as the layers are peeled?
The book starts with a prologue, something new for me. It offers a glimpse into what happened at the end of Burden of the Crown. At the start of the book, there is a only a trickle of magic.
Prophecy revealed in the Land of Magadha trilogy plays a key role in this fantasy:
“Queen she will be one day, her name will be celebrated, near and far. Her son will rule the three kingdoms and beyond.”
I enjoyed the prologue in “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin. It offered a sneak peek into the White Walker. Of course, we are still waiting for them to show up in the novels.
Do you like prologues?
I started Book One of the Prophesied Prince trilogy with a prologue. It offers a glimpse into what happened at the end of Burden of the Crown. It also introduces Curses, a key in Indian mythology. Of course, since this is fiction, all the magic will get an Anna Bushi twist.
Some of the characters from Land of Magadha are part of this series. While readers should be able to enjoy this trilogy without having read my earlier books, Meera and Jay’s tale is riveting. Meera has always done the right thing, but her one mistake of letting her heart rule her mind could destroy everything she cares about. Jay is groomed to reign until he learns a secret about his family that makes him question his destiny. Read the story of this royal sibling while waiting for Prophesied Prince.