Interview with E.M. Sinclair

Why Dragons?
Dragons have been in my head since childhood but I had only written about them in poems. All the stories I've read have Dragons as servants to humans, wearing harnesses to control them and so on. My Dragons are an independent lot. They help the humans because they regard Tika and her friends fondly but as rather useless creatures, physically puny and not very greatly endowed with intelligence.
What are the stories about?
I hope the books might appeal as tales of adventure, of good versus evil, with Dragons who choose to help a small group of humans. There are several unanswered questions in the series, some of which I hope to follow up, but personally I think readers have to do some thinking for themselves. The books I most enjoy reading are ones that don't give all the answers so I can spend time imagining what might have happened next.
What are you working on now?
I have finished Book 7, Mage Foretold, which is set 1000 years after the events described in the first six Circles of Light books. None of the previous characters are in this book but there are references to Tika and more will be explained in book 9 which is at present called Feathers Falling. In Mage Foretold there are Dragons who, being so long lived, actually met Tika and Farn. The 8th book in the Circles of Light series is Echoes of Dreams and will be available Spring 2015
What do you enjoy reading?
I read constantly, especially natural history and science, biographies, crime fiction, fantasy and occasionally contemporary novels. I never read fantasy novels when I'm writing my own!
Published 2014-11-21.
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Books by This Author

Splintered Shield
Series: Circles Of Light. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 145,320. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Gremara has fled the Northern Stronghold with her surviving children and found a refuge in Kelshan. In her search for Gremara, Tika follows false clues and wrong trails but does find a remnant of the alien entity she fought before.
Echoes of Dreams: Book 8 Circles of Light series
Series: Circles Of Light, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 148,470. Language: British English. Published: June 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Olam, Arms Chief of Far, leads a small company to the ruins of ancient Valsheba to find the mage Seola. Olam and some of his company are hurled back in time to the period when Valsheba was thriving. The crimson Dragon Brin and his young daughter, Skay, are thrown back through time with Olam. Will they find a way to travel forward to their own time again before Valsheba becomes rubble and dust?
Mage Foretold: Book 7 Circles of Light series
Series: Circles Of Light, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 142,860. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
One thousand years after the Mage Tika defeated the evil in the Kelshan lands, and Jemin was restored as Imperator, another power has gradually evolved. Tilliat Kranch believes herself to be no more than a Trader's daughter, but finds she is the Mage Foretold by Tika. Tilliat accepts her destiny to confront the invisible enemy of cosmic proportions threatening the world.
Perilous Shadows: Book 6 Circles of Light
Series: Circles Of Light, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 150,860. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
Tika is faced with ever worsening problems in trying to locate the Splintered Kingdom. Increasingly she despairs of ever reaching the end of this chain of events, and of finding a safe haven for herself and her friends.
Dark Realm: Book 5 Circles of Light series
Series: Circles Of Light, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 149,550. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When Tika vanishes, Farn collapses and is close to insanity. The First Daughter of the Dark Realm risks herself to retrieve Farn's mind, knowing that the young Dragon must be reunited with Tika. She believes that Tika is the only one who will be able to defeat the Crazed One.
Survivors: Book 4 Circles of Light series
Series: Circles Of Light, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 146,960. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
While still seeking Namolos, Tika and her company learn that an ancient evil, believed to have been safely neutralised a thousand years before, is now beginning to stir. With the help of a mage councillor, the evil strengthens and comes close to gaining its freedom. Tika has to combat this evil rather than continue her search for Namolos, whose trail grows ever fainter.
Cold Revenge
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,360. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency
(4.00 from 1 review)
Grace Harper is a twenty five year old governess in complete charge of four orphans who are very near her own age. The eldest Matthew, Earl of Rapley, leaves the country seat in Hampshire for London and society. The rest of the family follow and events plunge into dangers Grace Harper could never have imagined.
Drogoya: Book 3 Circles of Light series
Series: Circles Of Light, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,820. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Leaving Mim in control in the Northern Stronghold, Tika travels west to the lands where she was born a slave. She is searching for a mysterious being called Namolos. Meanwhile, in the lands of Drogoya, evil is growing rapidly with all too few people able to resist its force.
Vagrants: Book 2 Circles of Light series
Series: Circles Of Light, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 128,020. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
In the face of increasing troubles in the world, Tika and her companions discover Vagrantia, the hidden community of once-powerful magic wielders. After centuries of seclusion, the Vagrantian leader, Thryssa, has to decide whether to allow her people to participate in the affairs of the outside world.
Soul Bonds: Book 1 Circles of Light series
Series: Circles Of Light, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 119,370. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.14 from 7 reviews)
A young slave girl flees from the Lord who owns her, choosing to die in the mountains rather than become one of his 'pretties'. When that death seems all too likely, she is found by one of the Dragon Kindred and Tika's life takes a twist she could never have imagined in her wildest dreams - or her worst nightmares.