Triumph of Chaos (Red Magic #3)
by Jen McConnel
Publication Date: March 8, 2016
After the disaster in Europe, Darlena’s starting to get desperate. She knows the only way to
defeat Hecate and the other crazy Red Gods is by banding together with other Witches, but is it any wonder she has a hard time trusting them?
With Izzy’s support, Darlena begins making fragile strides toward repairing the mess she made,
but she just can’t catch a break. As chaos runs rampant around her, Darlena begins to think that things would be better if she’d never become a Red Witch in the first place. But there’s no way to change the past…is there?
The final book in the Red Magic series brings Darlena face to face with impossible odds, and a
Daughter of Chaos (Red Magic #1):
Gods of Chaos (Red Magic #2):
Triumph of Chaos (Red Magic #3):
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Discuss your interest in pagan religions, when it started, and how it has made your series stronger.
I was first drawn to Paganism in high school when I read The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. That was also the year I got my first tarot deck and taught myself how to read cards, and from that time on, I began absorbing all the information on mythology and magic that I could get my hands on.
That foundation in mythology really provided the base for the Red Magic series, and I loved creating characters based on my understanding of various gods and goddesses. Although I drew on Pagan principles when writing this series, Darlena’s magic is not specifically meant to be representative of any of the contemporary Pagan religions; rather, it’s a fantasy world inspired by a variety of myths and traditions. I did weave the primary principal of Wicca into the series, though, giving Darlena and her community the same Rede which governs many contemporary witches: “an it harm none, do what you will”. Obviously, not all the witches in Darlena’s world follow that rule, but the Rede is pretty important to Darlena and her family.
I also drew on the traditional Celtic sabbats, or holidays, when I was writing this series. Darlena and her family celebrate the Winter Solstice at the beginning of Gods of Chaos, and, like me, they celebrate both Halloween and Samhain in the fall. However, the Pagan influences aren’t the driving focus of this series, but they definitely create a backdrop for the world of mythology and magic I envisioned when creating these characters.
Fantasy authors have always looked to various myths when building their fantasy worlds, and I had a lot of fun incorporating my knowledge of Greek mythology into Darlena’s story.
Thank you Jen! Your covers are beautiful and the series sounds amazing. We can't wait to read the last installment.
A Michigander by birth, Jen McConnel now makes her home in the beautiful state of North Carolina. She writes NA, including the recently released Adventures Abroad series (Bloomsbury Spark), the award winning YA novel Beautiful Curse (Swoon Romance), and various other works. When she isn’t writing, she can be found on her yoga mat or wandering off on another adventure. Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time. Visit www.JenMcConnel.com to learn more!
Giveaway Information: Contest ends March 25, 2016
· Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Triumph of Chaos (Red Magic #3) by Jen McConnel (INT)