Independent author Angela Boord talks about her new book, Fortune's Fool, and the road that has led her to it.
“Kyrra d’Aliente, the protagonist of Fortune’s Fool, is no stranger to the art of disguise, but she’s also been branded with her share of labels. Blamed for starting a war which has left much of her homeland in ruins, she’s also easy to identify because her right arm is amputated above the elbow.
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“My right arm is made of metal.”
A secret affair. A disfiguring punishment. A burning need for revenge.
Kyrra d’Aliente has a bad reputation and an arm made of metal.
Cast out of the safe and luxurious world of silk to which she was born, played as a pawn in a game of feuding Houses, Kyrra navigates a dangerous world of mercenaries, spies, and smugglers while disguising herself as a man.
War destroyed her family and the man she loved.
Vengeance is within her grasp.
But is she willing to pay its price?
Angela Boord published a handful of short stories in the early 2000s, then had a bunch of kids and took a long break from writing. She lives in northwestern Mississippi with her husband and their nine kids, plus two dogs, one cat, and varying numbers of chickens. Recently, she has stopped noodling around with the beginnings of stories and started finishing them again with the intention of publishing.
Her current project, a dark and twisty epic/historical fantasy set in a Renaissance-inspired world, is titled FORTUNE’S FOOL and is planned for release in June 2019.