Award-winning Oregon coast author Melissa Eskue Ousley will launch the final book in her young adult series, “The Solas Beir Trilogy,” this July, kicking off a regional book tour. She will be reading from “The Sower Comes” Saturday, July 11, at 1 p.m., at a book launch party at Beach Books, 616 Broadway, in Seaside. For every book sold during the first week of its release, July 11-18, the author will donate $1 to Clatsop Community College for student scholarships up to $500 to assist students with financial need.
The fantasy adventure began with “Sign of the Throne,” released in 2013. Haunted by dreams that come true, Abby’s world was turned upside-down when she met David, the doppelgänger of the mysterious young man in her dreams. After discovering that he was the lost heir to the throne of Cai Terenmare, Abby and David battled blood-thirsty monsters in a race to claim his birthright. The story concludes in “The Sower Comes” as the new king realizes how heavy a crown can be. David had no clue about the sacrifices he would be forced to make. Now, battling a tyrant intent on stealing his throne, and facing a new evil threatening to rip the realm apart, saving his world may cost David everything.
The ancient forests and rocky coasts of Cai Terenmare were inspired by the Oregon coast, a tribute to Eskue Ousley’s beloved Oregon. Eskue Ousley’s debut novel, “Sign of the Throne,” was an Amazon Best Seller and won a 2014 Eric Hoffer Book Award and a 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award. Her second book in the series, “The Rabbit and the Raven,” released in 2014, received strong praise from reviewers and has also been nominated for several awards.
Published by Seattle-area based Castle Garden Publications, the young adult imprint of Gazebo Gardens Publishing, the series is available wherever books are sold. More information about the trilogy can be found at MelissaEskueOusley.com.