by Peggy Hogan
In Milo’s Burden, a wooden carving is brought to life by the ancient and forgotten Lifefire. But the new-born woman, Malissa, has a terrible flaw: her only emotion is rage. It feeds the power that surges through her and will not let her rest until she holds the entire world in a vicious death grip. The crew of the Pride and the inhabitants of mythical Uamh struggle to thwart her plans. In a bloody battle, Captain Oprum is taken prisoner and all else is put aside to rescue him.
Milo, the young boy who animated Malissa, has inadvertently upset the forces of Lifefire and sundered its delicate balance. With his sister and her friend, and an old man and his mangy dog, he must travel deep within the mountains to discover the secrets of Lifefire before rage rules the world.
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PEGGY HOGAN has lived in different places, challenged herself with a variety of careers, and travels where she hopes to find something unusual. With a degree in English and a lifelong passion for the written word, it was a simple segue to create fantasy fiction where different, challenging, and unusual is expected at every turn.
She is the award-winning author of 'For a Song,' in which a minstrel stumbles upon an entire race of people that needs saving. In 'Milo’s Burden,' a young boy inspires others to make it right, no matter the cost. 'Flotsy,' the title and protagonist of her latest novel, has dark, violent visions—visions that foresee the future. Some might call it a gift but Flotsy calls it a curse. Hogan is currently working on her next story and can hardly wait to see how it ends.
About writing, Hogan says: “Writing can transport me to a state of Zenlike oneness. It’s like, suddenly and momentarily, everything is right with the world. I become a conduit for the story that the characters must tell. Nothing is better than that.” Visit her at peggyhoganauthor.com.
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