Jena would find leadership a lot easier if her enemies were simply evil but she struggles with the discovery that this is not the case. She learns to wield great power but that comes at a great personal cost. On her journey Jena discovers friends and foes where she doesn't expect them, experiences love and betrayal, and develops from suspicion to understanding of other peoples.

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About Bronwyn Calder

BRONWYN CALDER made her start as a writer through the 1990s by publishing short stories in science fiction and fantasy anthologies, women's short fiction anthologies and literary journals. Bronwyn's day job is book editing and proof-reading with her higher level creative passion this century being the fantasy world of "Askar" where her characters engage with rather than escape from issues reflecting those of our world.

Bronwyn's recent writing includes movie scripts with her indie film-making husband John Calder for his collaborative group. The animated short "How Europe Got Its Name" has had film festival success. The next 2 short movies have won competitive funding and are now (end 2009) in production.

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The big IAFilm aim and ambition is the indie production of "Askar" based on Bronnie's novel available here on Smashwords. Technology is moving fast and making 3D-tech animation more and more accessible. Bronwyn and the IAFilmers aim to be among the first indies to unleash a result on this world.

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