2013-09-09 18:11:44 - Planning for a late 2013 release of her 9th novel, Tracy Falbe announces completion of the manuscript for Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale. The historical setting mixed with paranormal creatures and romance seeks to expand upon the author’s current fanbase of fantasy fans.
On September 3rd Tracy Falbe finished writing her 9th novel Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale. Set in 1561 Prague and Bohemia, the story centers on a mission of vengeance triggered when a witch summons her werewolf son Thal before she is burned at the stake.
Falbe chose Renaissance Europe for the setting of her paranormal adventure because it could serve as a complementary background to Thal’s werewolf power. He is in a society strained by rising transformations in religion, technology, and politics. Thal’s struggles to understand his power to transform between man and beast are mirrored by society’s deep conflict with its changing systems.
“I was taught in college history that the institutions of our modern society emerged fully
during the Renaissance. That’s why it’s also called the Early Modern period,” Falbe said.
The Renaissance was a time when substantial develops took place. The modern world was born spiritually, commercially, politically, and even geographically with the inclusion of the New World that ultimately made global society. The print revolution was the 16th century equivalent to today’s internet because it massively increased the distribution of ideas. Technology advanced. Literacy increased. And the status quo often waged fierce backlashes against new ideas like Protestantism and scientific discovery.
Although the modern world was conceived during the Renaissance it was still growing in a womb of ancient superstitions. People believed in magic, witchcraft, monsters, and shape shifters like werewolves. Injecting a paranormal romance into this setting was interesting for Falbe because she was working within a historical worldview that actively accepted such things.
“It was fun to make real what people already believed in for the story,” Falbe said.
Currently Werelord Thal is in the editing phase. Falbe has yet to announce a precise date for the novel’s official release, but late 2013 remains the goal for publication.
A 4-chapter preview of Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale is available for download at Falbe’s Brave Luck Books web store. The direct link is www.falbepublishing.com/braveluck/werelord-thal.html
. Her other 8 fantasy novels are also available there and at major online ebook retailers worldwide.