BlackMyst

BlackMyst is a new Fantasy Trilogy of magic and adventure by Kelly Hess. The books are suitable for readers as young as ten years old, and still enjoyed by adults into their nineties! The first book, Eyes of the Enemy, begins the quest of young Beynn Firehand, who, with his best friend Fritz, braves the…

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The Third Power

The final book of BlackMyst, The Third Power, is done. Finished. Complete. Fulfilled. Buttoned up. In – The – Bag! Below is a short sample chapter from early in the novel: BlackMyst: The Third Power – Chapter Three On a crowded street in Haverton, the charred remains of the building crumbled before her like leaves…

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Rules of YA fiction

There seem to be three general rules for writing good Young Adult fiction these days: 1.) Always write in the first-person. 2.) The protagonist should absolutely be involved in some kind of love triangle. 3.) Over-express the emotional angst of your characters as to better relate with your teenage readers. I didn’t follow any of…

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“I write”

Last night, I went to my 25-year High School Reunion. Wow! What an amazing experience. It was my first. I didn’t go to my 10-year or my 20. But I’m so glad I went this time. Seeing so many old friends was truly wonderful. The event couldn’t have been better. The weather was beautiful, warm…

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For what Age are your books?

“For what age reader are your books appropriate?” The Long Answer: This has been a tricky question. As far as I know, my books have been read and enjoyed by readers as young as nine all the way up to readers in their seventies. That being said, I know that my books are NOT appropriate…

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On BlackMyst

BlackMyst, while being the bane – no pun intended – of my existence for the past two years, is a trilogy of fantasy novels that I have written, or will have written once I complete the third book. (soon! I promise, soon!)  BlackMyst follows the tales of Beynn (pronounced: Bane) Firehand and his friend Fritz…

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