Highlight: A Wild and Unremarkable Thing
Updated: Dec 30, 2018
Forced into living life as a man, Cayda has to bear the responsiblity of providing for her family and must face grueling training in hopes that she may one day slay a firescale and reap the dragon-slayer's reward.
Cayda has spent her entire life training to slay a Fire Scale. Now the time has come to leave her dragon-ravaged village behind, march into the Summer Alps, and reap the rewards of a Champion. But the road between poverty and prosperity is rife with beasts, betrayals, and baser temptations. Sensible Cayda soon discovers she's not the only Champion with her eye on the prize, or the only one wearing a disguise.
“Small of stature, gentle of heart," he says. "You might write your own story, Cody. But men will write stories about you too.”
A Wild and Unremarkable Thing pits girl against dragon in a stunning blend of Greek mythology and medieval lore. Don't miss the thrilling novella that readers are calling poetic, enchanting, and a must-read for fans of fantasy!
This mood board is a compilation of some of my favorite scenes from the book. Strong and poetic, like the writings of Jen Castleberry. My only hope is that the board does the novella justice. A freshly shorn Cody stares off into the distance, her jaw set resolute and firm. Celestial bodies reflect off the calm waters of a pond while a far-off mountain range peaks out near the top of the horizon. Then a stone fortress stands tall, jutting above the forest line, while the blazing sun sets in the background. A wilted bouquet of long-stemmed daisies tossed aside, carelessly strewn to the ground. A red-scaled dragon peers out from the depths of a craggy cave with a piercing yellow eye...
There's also an interaction with a god, a prince, and several other amazing characters as Cayda journeys through the country on her hopeful quest to become a Champion.
You can find the link to the audiobook HERE.
Meet the Author
Jen Castleberry is a North Carolina native currently based in Virginia Beach, VA. She is a Communications graduate and proud ECU alum. When she's not writing, Castleberry works full-time as a Veterinary Assistant at a local animal shelter. Her affection for all critters, large and small, comes home with her at the end of each day. She frequently lends her house and heart to homeless animals in need of foster. Her own clan of silly creatures include an Akita, a Basset Hound, a Maine Coon, and of course, her active-duty husband.
You can also watch this review of A Wild and Unremarkable Thing by Victoria Carbol of Inquillery. She discusses what she loves and dislikes about the book with a level-headed rapport that leaves you intrigued but doesn't unveil valuable spoilers.