My debut fantasy novel, Greenhaelan, is now officially published!
I first began writing this story in 2014, with nothing but a title, a character – an Australian gardener named Sara – and a vague idea of transporting her to a place where magic was real. Ever since I was a child, I’ve loved the idea of travelling through a wardrobe, a hidden gate, or a swirling vortex, to a completely different world. So I sent Sara on that journey and followed her to see what happened. Back then, I could never have envisioned what this small germ of an idea would become. It’s been a magical and wondrous journey for me too, sometimes tough, often joyful, but always absorbing. I hope readers will feel the same.
Greenhaelan is available in Kindle Ebook and Paperback from Amazon worldwide. Just click on the link below:
Self-employed gardener Sara Martin has known from childhood that gardens are enchanted places. But she never expected the magic to be literal.
Miraculously swept away to a landscape dying in the grip of an ecological disaster, Sara discovers that the enchantment is as real as the danger. And when a forbidden healing power manifests in her, she is forced to question everything she has built her life on.
Uncertain how far she can trust her outlaw companions, pursued by an enemy intent on her destruction, Sara must decide how much she is willing to risk for a place and a people that are not her own.
And she will be forced to face the question: what is the price for choosing a safe, little life?
Some responses from early reviewers on Goodreads:
Greenhaelan is an adventurous debut with a unique world and magic system that is sure to be a hit with Fantasy readers.
L.A. Webster has done a great job in weaving a compelling world, interesting characters and an ecological mystery that draws the reader in.
There’s magic and adventure and politics and intrigue, and I love how it all culminated at the end.
With incisive comparisons to the modern world, Greenhaelan is a cautionary tale about what could happen to our planet if we don’t take care of it. An engrossing read that seamlessly mixes reality and fantasy.
If you’d like to secure a copy for yourself or someone you know who loves fantasy, mystery and wonder, here’s the Amazon link again: