I have a soft spot for multi-POV novels. I like getting more than one perspective of a plot, and I like providing more than one when I write. That said, the story needs to call for it, or the multi-POV aspect won’t work.
From what I can tell of Kaelan Rhywiol’s Ilavani, the story definitely calls for multiple points of view. I think that’s part of what’s drawing me in, and why I’m happy to help reveal the cover today.
I have to say, the science-fiction aspect of the novel comes across clearly in the cover. As does the… well, why don’t I just let you read the summary and find out?
About the book
The first installment in a long-running, science fantasy series based in a queer, pagan, polyamorous, universe.
3,800 years in the future.
Maëlcolm is a skilled BDSM trainer, a spy, and unfortunately, a prince.
Cameron is Maël’s older brother, titular heir to their father’s kingdom and in love with his enby bodyguard, Li.
Kat is a slave. A genetically modified being created for one purpose, and one alone. To please her masters in bed.
Los is a gifted Companion, the only thing that makes him happier than practicing his calling is loving Maël, the one man Los can’t have an official relationship with.
If Maël doesn’t give up his calling and do as the Ard Righ demands, his family loses everything.
If Cam doesn’t do what he needs to do to become worthy of the throne by the Ard Righ’s stringent standards, their family may be executed.
If Kat, autistic, touch-averse, and afraid, chooses to fight her fate, she’ll die.
When an artificial intelligence named ‘the high king’ is at the helm, the cost to human hearts may be impossible to bear.
About the author
Xie started writing when xie turned 11 and hasn’t ever stopped as evidenced by the massive amount of notebooks and digital files of xyr writing xie has hanging around. (We just moved, so trust me, it was a shock to see how much of it there really is.)
Kaelan holds a B.A in bioanthropology/forensic chemistry and an MST in education/world history. Xie loved University, so holds minors in English, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Graphic Design, and Modern Dance.
Xyr hobbies include reading, spinning wool with a spinning wheel, cooking, knitting, sewing and making jewelry.
Xie currently lives in Southern Ontario, Canada with xyr husband of 19 years, their two kids, a foot fetishist of a cat, two crazy kittens, and a grumpy chinchilla.
The best place to connect with Kaelan is on twitter, where xie spends way too much time.