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Storm Constantine (October 12, 1956)

Storm Constantine (born 1956) is a British science fiction and fantasy author, primarily known for her Wraeththu series.

Since the late 1980s she has written more than 20 novels, plus several non-fiction books. She is featured in the Goth Bible and is often included in discussions of alternative sexuality and gender in science fiction and fantasy; many of her novels include same-sex relationships or hermaphrodites or other twists of gender. Magic, mysticism and ancient legends (like the Grigori) also figure strongly in her works.

In 2003 she launched Immanion Press, based out of Stafford, England. The publishing company publishes not only her own works but those of new writers, as well as well-known genre writers, mainly from the UK. After seventeen years of being professionally published, Storm decided that the only way for her books to stay in print for any length of time was to publish her back catalog herself. With Immanion Press, she intends to rectify the typical fate of books, which is to have the "shelf life of a magazine."

Storm underwent a cursory art college education, but found it too restricting creatively. After a series of mundane jobs, she began writing seriously, and her first book, The Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit was published in 1987 by Macdonald Futura. Storm has written over twenty books since! (For a complete bibliography, see Writings and for other things she’s been involved with, see Magic & Healing and Personal.)

In the 1980s and 1990s, she frittered away some time managing bands, and caught the publishing bug from producing fan club magazines. After giving up the musical distraction, Storm embarked on the fiction project, Visionary Tongue, which was a regular magazine of dark fantasy/fantasy/sf stories. She enlisted the help of several writer friends to act as editors, so that up-and-coming writers would have the chance to work with a professional, and pick up tips about their craft and the industry. Immanion Press is undoubtedly an extension of what Storm began with Visionary Tongue.

Source: http://stormconstantine.com/

Further Readings:

The Way of Light (The Chronicles of Magravandias, Book 3) by Storm Constantine
Paperback: 428 pages
Publisher: Immanion Press; 3 edition (July 4, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1907737553
ISBN-13: 978-1907737558
Amazon: The Way of Light (The Chronicles of Magravandias, Book 3)
Amazon Kindle: The Way of Light (The Chronicles of Magravandias, Book 3)

They who walk the way of light cast a shadow... In the Magravandian capital of Magrast, the emperor, Leonid, lies dying. His warring sons wait in the shadows to fight for the throne against the legitimate heir, Prince Gastern. Valraven Palindrake, Dragon Lord of the imperial army, concerned only with keeping his family safe in these precarious times, has vowed to support Gastern. But other people, in secret cabals across the world, have different ideas, and see Valraven as the obvious champion to overthrow the rule of the decadent Malagashes. He is the Sea Dragon Heir of mystical Caradore, the only man in power fit to wear the ancient Crown of Silence that embodies all the best qualities of a true king. While Valraven devotes himself to keeping order in Magrast in the run-up to Gastern's coronation, his wife Varencienne and his daughter Ellony are kidnapped by the magus Taropat and his apprentice Shan, who are opposed to either Valraven or any of the Malagashes taking the throne. As the new emperor goes slowly insane, tormented by horrific visions, Valraven is forced to face up to the dreams that others have invested in him. The elemental dragon spirits of old are waking from their timeless sleep, and the eternal conflict between them and Madragore, god of the Magravandians, will be played out through human avatars. While shadowy figures plot and scheme to secure the best result for themselves, Valraven and his family must face perils both physical and spiritual to reclaim their lost heritage and harness the power of Foy, the sea dragon queen, once more. Published first in 2001, 'The Way of Light' concludes Storm Constantine's Magravandias trilogy, a gripping epic fantasy series of intrigue, forbidden desire and magic.

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