Songs of Avalon
Several of my recent songs on the album 4 Free Andy B. Free! and album 5 Code Name: Freebird are "Songs of Avalon." These are songs that are part of the story line in the Avalon series. Book 1, Avalon: Companions, has the album 5 songs "Destiny" and "Every Tomorrow." (They are in the audio player below and on YouTube - see Album tab for more information and additional links). "Refugio" is another Song of Avalon that is in the same album (it is part of the Book 2 timeline). Book 2 is half written and is titled Avalon: Kings and Queens. It is not published yet - plan is to publish in early 2017, please return to this page for updates or follow me on Twitter @AndyBFree or (even better) Amazon Author Page to get notified of publication.
Books Book 1 Paperback Now Available
Avalon: Companions (Avalon Series Book 1) is the first book in a science fiction series about the alternate world of Avalon and the "Hidden Folk," mutated humans with genetic damage but also special abilities. The Hidden Folk escaped harrowing persecution in their early days on Earth, using their native abilities to reach Avalon, a sister world to Earth in another dimension. There on Avalon, they found powerful allies, healing, and gained the full use of their powers. In the dawn of our history, some returned to Earth as conquerors, ruling as the gods of old. But in time, undermined by the Hidden Folks' excesses and pride, Olympus and Asgard fell. Even mighty Atlantis sank beneath the waves, never to rise again. But that did not end the hatred. We have both friends and enemies in Avalon, but the enemies have now gained the upper hand, releasing a deadly virus to exterminate all humans and conquer Earth once and for all. Dan Monroe and Claudia Chantal race against time to uncover a deadly series of conspiracies and find the cure.
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"Avalon: Companions is the first book of the science fiction Avalon Series, and is the writing debut of author Andy Free. Feeding off the human instinct of survival of the fittest and the unusual possibilities inherent in advanced genetic engineering, Avalon: Companions is a remarkable story of courage, determination and loyalty... Highly recommended!" - Rabiyaj 11/23/16 (excerpt)
"The novel Avalon: Companions, Book 1 of the Avalon series, is brilliantly written. The author Andy Free has researched thoroughly about each and every new element that he has introduced to define his characters from another world. I love the suspense element that he carries throughout the novel and keeps the reader interested in the hidden truths he has to reveal. The emotions of hatred and enmity between the creatures from Avalon and the humans on the Earth persist and develop the action of the novel. I am also a fan of the mystery that envelops the story. I am really impressed by the time and energy that Andy Free has put in to make this novel a success. It surely is a work of wonder with all the scientific information that the author has used. I wish all the best to him for his coming novels. I will be waiting for them, will surely read them and encourage fiction lovers to indulge in them too!" - Marie Smith 11/24/16
"Gripping and action packed! If you enjoy speculative fiction like I do there’s a lot to like about this story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The author has woven history and imagination together to create a past, present, and future that leads the reader on an unusual, yet somehow believable journey of the "Hidden Folk" and Earth's sister world, Avalon. Well-developed memorable characters fill the pages of this alternative reality, easy to read, story with interesting and unexpected twists and turns. The first installment of this science fiction thriller definitely leads the way to a promising sequel! A highly recommended read!" Reviewed by Sarah Holloway http://indiebookreleasenews.blogspot.com/2016/11/book-review-avalon-companions-avalon.html
Sometimes I host giveaways on Amazon for my books. It can be a good way to get the book into the hands of readers. See the Giveaways tab for more information.
Goodreads review Christina S. 12/07/2016
Links to Retail Sites for Avalon: Companions (Book 1 of the Avalon Series)
Paperback 6" x 9" large format with glossy covers Kindle eBook 2nd Edition $0.99 get acquainted sale You can preview several chapters with Kindle or there is a free PDF excerpt below. Also check the Giveaways tab for links to occasional giveaways on Amazon. Please read and review!Just a short review that you liked the book (perhaps with a few brief aspects that you particularly liked) and a star rating is enormously helpful to a new author.
Upcoming Books in the Avalon Series:
Avalon: Kings and Queens (Book 2 of the Avalon series)
Coming soon! Publishing schedule is currently early 2017 if all goes well. This second book of the Avalon series continues the story of Dan Monroe and Claudia Chantal, tells more about Vielle of the Forest, introduces many new characters, and tells the very significant backstory of Caerlyn Merlinsson and his wife Deirdre, mighty warriors of the Hidden Folk. Caerlyn and Deirdre were sent by the High King and Queen of Avalon to help King Arthur in Ancient Britain, an attempt to right ancient injustice and restore Elvenhome that would have startling consequences in the modern era in both Earth and Avalon: An ancient dynasty toppled. A queen exiled. A new ruler of Earth revealed - some call her a witch. Some call her a saint. And even the Dark King fears her.
PDF of Chapters 1 & 2 - Free Download Link and 1/1/17 Alternate Ending Link
This link goes to my third party provider of file storage, called "Digioh." It's a simple download link so you can download a PDF of Chapters 1 & 2 and see if you like the book. Hope you do! Here is the link: Digioh file storage link for Chapters 1 & 2 of Avalon: Companions There is also an alternate ending in the updated Kindle 2nd Edition at this Digioh link (warning - spoilers!) This is for people that have older versions and want the new ending: Alternate Ending - Jan 2017