Local (Bat Cave, N.C.) author Mindi Meltz is readying the release of her latest novel, After Ever After — Book III: The Queen’s Rain. This is the third in Mindi’s After Ever After trilogy, an epic, lyrical fairy tale of real relationships beyond the “happily ever after” union where most love stories end. Published by Logosophia Books, the novel launches June 14, 2022.
Mindi will hold her book launch event at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva on Saturday, June 18, 3 p.m. She will also read, discuss, and sign copies of her novel at Of Wand & Earth in Marshall on Saturday, July 23, 3-5 p.m. Mindi will present her book, in conversation with author and astrologer Gary Caton, at a virtual event through Malaprop’s Bookstore / Café on Tuesday, July 19, 6 p.m.
“Mindi Meltz’s rich and captivating fantasy epic injects new life into fairy tale lore. …The Ritual of Forgetting is an irresistible high fantasy novel that places the fate of four awed-over princesses, and their troubled kingdoms, at its center.” — Forward Reviews
Book III entwines the threads of animal and human, feminine and masculine, city and wild, future and past, to integrate that forbidden magic which the heroines first encountered in Book I, then faced more deeply in Book II. Now they must heal their children’s traumas and return this magic to their kingdoms and queendoms, in the hopes that their peoples will evolve and unite, rather than condemn them.
Readers will relate to the third book of the trilogy and its themes of finding one’s way back from exile. There’s a strong parallel here to our collective return from the pandemic. We’ve all been in a sort of exile for more than two years, and now we’re returning to a world that’s irreparably changed. We’re having to find new ways of navigating and new skills and strengths within ourselves: Mythology is, as always, where we turn for tools to do just that.
“Queens and princesses whom fairy tale aficionados think they know are fleshed out in new, humanizing, and divine ways: made priestesses whose songs bind the sky and earth together, and who mourn every life taken without need; made to own the space between the supernatural and the everyday.” — Forward Reviews
In addition to the After Ever After trilogy, Mindi Meltz is the author of two more novels, Beauty and Lonely in the Heart of the World, and creates Animal Wisdom knowledge decks. Originally from the coast of Maine, she lives in an off-grid home in the mountains of Western North Carolina with her husband, cats, and goats. She can be contacted through www.mindimeltz.com.
Logosophia Books is an independent publisher based in Asheville, specializing in practical mysticism in its myriad expression. https://logosophiabooks.com