Red Madrassa by Terah Edun
A magical accident threw them together. But when Fate holds all the cards, it can be impossible to tell the difference between pure chance and Destiny...
The Madrassa, a magical school for mage practitioners, is the stuff of legend. With selective entrance exams and quotas for only the most advanced of mage children, it's almost impossible to attend.
When Allorna, a guardian trainee for the royal family, ends up on the doorstep of the citadel on the eve of the final day of a recruitment ceremony, she decides it must be fate.
She was sure she knew the path her life would take before she enrolled. But sometimes life has a way of throwing in magical curveballs and strange friends, just to see if you’ll trip up.
Oh, and one of those friends is a mage accused of murder, another is a slightly psychotic dragon, the third a healer facing an existential crisis, and the last is a female storm-caller with more hidden secrets than a thief lord.
Do they all belong at the new school they call home?
Author Terah Edun
Terah Edun is a young adult fantasy writer born and raised in the Atlanta metropolitan area, who transplanted to the Northeast region for college, and now lives in South Sudan. She writes the stories that she always loved to read as a young girl.
She prefers tales of adventure, magic, fellowship and courtship – in other words high fantasy. But she’s not adverse to the occasional contemporary fantasy coming her way. Sometimes you’ll see cloaks, daggers, independent and strong girls, independent and strong guys, sweet and soft spoken girls, sweet and soft spoken guys, markets, cute guys, sparkly magic and irritatingly know-it-all boys. The book she’s currently working on is SWORN TO RAISE, the first in the Courtlight series.
Outside of writing, she’s a international development professional with a penchant for Starbucks.
What is the 'story behind the story’?
It’s been a story in the making for over a decade. I knew the characters and their quirks in high school. But it was until the past year that I really got a vision for the world that the characters lived in. Since then it’s been a roller coaster ride.
Who is your favorite book character and why?
I’d have to say Briar from Tamora Pierce’s Circle of Magic series. He had a hardscrabble life on the streets but didn’t let that shape who he was. He took chances, made friends and grew into a better person and a better mage.
If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go and what would you do there?
I’ve always wanted to see East Asia and in particular go to Thailand. So I would go there and see everything the country has to offer! I’d love to spend a month exploring and then base a book off everything I’ve see.
What is your favorite thing to eat/drink?
Fancy macaroni and cheese! I love taking box Kraft macaroni & cheese adding spices and half and half to make it thick, creamy and delicious!
What is your favorite/least favorite thing about writing?
Favorite thing is getting lost in a new world! Least favorite thing would be keeping up with a character storyboard – i.e. which character has red hair, the family lineage, where they’ve been, where they’re going etc.
How do you put together your stories?
I’m a fly-by-the-seat of my pants type of author. If I had to outline and plot arc I think I would go crazy.
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