“Sometimes there is no distinction between imagination and reality,” Jenna Newell Hiott said with a shrug.
Yeah, she’s a little weird like that. And at the same time, she’s one of the most down-to-earth and hilarious people you’ll ever meet. Jenna boasts of having a limitless imagination, unless it’s nap time. While many of us had an imaginary friend as children, Jenna had an entire imaginary family, complete with a second set of parents and three new siblings. One could say she’s been writing fantasy fiction since she was old enough to use words. But her wacky imagination doesn’t mean she keeps herself locked in a room, communicating only with the people in her mind. She enjoys real people too! “I have a passion for human connection,” she says. “This passion led me to study both history and world religions. What I’ve learned is that when you strip away culture and erase the boundaries of time, we are all the same. The first time I saw a photograph of the fossilized footprints of Laetoli, Africa, I got chills. Here, preserved in mud for more than three million years, was evidence that humans have always loved one another. One male, one female, and a child–a family–walked together that day and left their story behind in footprints. And don’t even get me started on cave art! I hyperventilate when I think about it. For at least 30,000 years (and probably much longer for all we know), humans have been expressing themselves through the creation of art. It’s truly remarkable and all the proof I need of Divinity. It’s easy to imagine, then, that if humans have been able to represent their inner workings in two-dimensional imagery for tens of thousands of years, we have likely been telling stories to each other since the dawn of time. I believe storytelling was probably the first art, and there was never a time when humans weren’t doing it.” It is from this place of active imagination and love of human interactions, that Jenna creates. Her writing is driven by deep characters and plots that keep the reader guessing.
THE TODOR TRILOGY Book One
Genre: Fantasy Adventure
Do you love fantasy adventures? Let Revelation take you on a magical journey that will leave you questioning your own reality.
“Careful, this book is addictive.”
In a land where magic was created through the spilling of blood, turmoil is looming. Grief and despair flood the land of Todor, and its creators–the omniscient Deis–consider destroying it altogether. That is, until a single spot of joy attracts their attention: the idyllic village of Aerie. Believing in the hope found there, the Deis give Todor one more chance. They place three infants within this village who are unknowingly tasked with ending Todor’s suffering and saving all creation.
˃˃˃ You will fall in love with these characters!
As the three chosen ones grow, they discover that their beloved village is a haven of secrets, and nothing is as they believe. Can Gemynd, Soman, and Numa move beyond the secrets of Aerie in order to learn the truth about themselves and the world they thought they knew? With impending war, passionate love, and the heartbreak of separation facing them at every turn, will they do what is required to save Creation?
˃˃˃ “Newell Hiott’s gripping style of writing completely immerses the reader in the story.”
An imaginative fantasy debut from Jenna Newell Hiott, Revelation combines intrigue, passion, and magic to create a mythic tale like no other. The first book in the epic Todor trilogy, Revelation introduces readers to a unique fantasy realm””intelligent and layered with hidden truths, it will stay with you long after you’ve read the last page.
THE TODOR TRILOGY Book Two
Genre: Fantasy Adventure
Aerie has fallen, and the land of Todor is on the brink of war. Famine and decay have touched every corner of the land. If Todor is to survive, Gemynd, Numa and Soman must fully embrace their powers, even as they continue to uncover more secrets and lies. Can Soman survive the aftermath of his role in the destruction of Aerie? Will Numa’s love for Gemynd endure even after she sees the horrors of the Iturtian pit? And is Gemynd his father’s puppet or his protégé? The betrayals of the past weigh heavy, but can the three move beyond them in order to work for the good of Todor? Or will their inability to forgive propel them into war? Thundering toward an epic conclusion, Disintegration is the second book in the Todor trilogy. In it, author Jenna Newell Hiott paints a stunning portrait of humanity at its rawest, giving a revealing glimpse of how it fares when everything teeters on the brink of destruction.
THE TODOR TRILOGY Book Three
This dramatic final chapter of the Todor Trilogy picks up right where Disintegration left off, with Numa, Gemynd, and Soman standing high above a realm on the verge of splintering. The Peace Council has failed, Golath is dead, and the people in Tolnick would already be fighting without Gemynd’s mind control. Despite their differences, the trio must find a way to use their magical powers together if there is any hope of moving forward.
Again and again, the childhood bonds of the three are tested. As the new leader of the Iturtians, Gemynd must face his past. Soman struggles with watching the woman he loves devote herself to marriage with his old friend. Numa meets an unexpected family member who will change everything she’s known. Peace among the three of them—and among the land’s warring races—must be established if Numa’s vision of the future is to come true. But she doesn’t yet understand the truth of her biggest obstacle, which could defeat her in the end.
In Unity, the gritty culmination of a compelling saga, Hiott has delivered an enchanting metaphysical masterpiece. Defining good and bad proves tricky, and even the Deis couldn’t have predicted what’s coming next.