The Embers at Galdrilene – New & Improved!

By Carol / November 20, 2012 /

I reviewed A.D. Trosper’s fantasy novel EMBERS AT GALDRILENE a few weeks ago. I thoroughly enjoyed the story but stumbled over the editing, a step some indie authors shortcut for a variety of reasons. When I learned that Trosper was re-launching a professionally edited version of the book, I shouted Hallelujah!

I’m delighted to let her tell you about the re-launch herself and have her answer a few questions I had after reading this engaging dragon/magic fantasy. A.D.?

I knew in the beginning that Embers probably needed work, but like a lot of cash-strapped first-time indie authors, I couldn’t find anyplace I could afford. I feel incredibly lucky I was able to find a wonderful lady who formatted. But everything else was so far out of range. I did put hours and hours into doing my best to edit Embers and make it look nice. But when I had the chance to get professional editing and design, I jumped at it. I wanted Embers to be the best it could be and wanted to deliver a quality product to my readers.

I chose to go with my own imprint because in expanded distribution, if places like Barnes and Noble see a Createspace ISBN number, they won’t touch the book, since Createspace is a part of Amazon.

You also asked how I come up with the people and place names. Friends helped come up with some, but most of the characters showed up in my head with their names already known to them.

You also picked up on social issues in the novel that parallel today.  I didn’t start with any kind of position, it just kind of happened. I really didn’t mean to make any kind of parallel to today. It’s just how the story developed in relation to what had to happen to give the characters their motivations.

Thanks, A.D. Congratulations on your re-launch. Your efforts are a credit to the indie publishing world.  Now here’s more about EMBERS AT GALDRILENE.

Get The Re-release Of “Embers At Galdrilene” By A.D. Trosper For Only 1.99 Cents From 11/17/12 Through 11/24/12 – Don’t Miss The Dragon’s Call!

Embers at Galdrilene has undergone a huge transformation! It now sports a beautifully  redesigned front cover, spine and back cover. It also has an awesome custom designed interior and has been professionally edited. All thanks to the incredible team at Blue Harvest Creative. And as an added bonus, when you read the final page of Embers at Galdrilene, you’ll get an exciting sneak peek for the prologue Tears of War, the second book in the Dragon’s Call series.

In celebration of its re-release, Embers at Galdrilene will be available for only 1.99 cents! But this price only lasts from November 17th to November 24th. Embers won’t turn into a pumpkin at the end of its re-release promotion, but it will return to its regular price of $3.95. Don’t miss out on this bestselling fantasy book. Wrap up the holidays with the gift of reading!

Click HERE to buy at Amazon


“A ray of light, a stain of shadow, shall endure to breathe life and death into the future” 

The war between the Guardians and the Shadow Riders ended in total devastation. The final battle killed all the dragons and left nothing but fields of ash. A small clutch of dragon eggs was all that remained to provide hope for the future.

Five hundred years later, the ability to use magic is a death sentence and dragons are remembered as a curse. But the unhatched dragons sing for their riders…and soon six lives will be changed forever.

The elements of magic are drawn together as the dragons’ call leads them on an epic and dangerous journey of discovery. They soon learn everything they’ve been taught to believe about magic and dragons is wrong.

With the last of the dragons and the world at stake, they will risk everything to heed the call. But an evil from the past soon threatens their discovery and newfound joy. Shadow Dragons ride the dawn once more…


“Evil lurks at every corner and eventually bursts, bringing forth a vivid confrontation that kept me at the edge of my seat, turning page after page.” ~ Annamaria Bazzi

“The characters are well thought out, and the plot is great. I loved Galdrilene itself, and the idea of the dragon eggs singing to those who are meant to hatch them.” ~ The Crooked Word

“I was so impressed by this excellent story! The characters and setting were vividly detailed, and the storyline was unique and enticing. I loved that the characters had strong bonds and connections to other beings, and Trosper did a magnificent job with pacing and stringing together the plot.” ~ Katie Jennings (author of the Dryad Quartet and When Empires Fall)

“There is something about dragon stories that is truly captivating and Trosper has certainly encapsulated this in her novel. This story follows the lives of young men and women as they escape a life of control and fear to find their true talents and true selves… Expect to be entertained with dragon fights, romance and witty comebacks in Trosper’s creation of an idyllic world. You are even given a rare insight into the workings of a dragon’s mind.” ~ Elizabeth Wright of

“Anne McCaffrey’s Legacy… I was extremely wary when this book was immediately evocative of every story Anne ever told about dragons, their ‘Impression’ on their destined riders, and the immutable bond between the two. Like Asimov’s laws of robotics, Pern’s dragon lore is indelibly etched as ‘fact’ in my psyche and anything markedly different does not sit very well with me at all.

I am immensely pleased to say that A.D. Trosper did not let me down. There was enough of Pernish dragon-lore to satisfy my need for continuity, whilst at the same time enough differences to make this clutch of dragons her very own. Well done Ms. Trosper!” ~ Richard King


Here is where I’m supposed to talk about myself in third person for whatever reason. But, even though there are a lot of people in my head, referring to myself in third person still sounds too strange.

Born in Kansas, I spent a lot of my childhood moving around. I lived in Kansas, Oklahoma, Washington State (around Seattle), and southern California. I had many great adventures growing up. I’m now settled down in Kansas with my wonderful husband, three children, my wonderful dog Katie, assorted cats, and small flock of chickens.

I’ve been an avid lover of fantasy since I was young child. Dragons, elves, fairies, dwarves, and other denizens of the fantasy world as well as magic have always fascinated me. As I grew up, I developed an interest in vampires, zombies and my interests branched out to take in paranormal and urban fantasy.

I don’t have any special writing credits to my name other than a wildly active imagination and the ability to form that imagination into written stories.

Want to know more or connect with me? Follow the links, I promise there is no wicked witch of the west at the end…most of the time







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  1. A.D.Trosper on November 21, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Thank you Carol!

    • Carol Bodensteiner on November 21, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      Delighted, Audra. As an indie author, too, I’m proud of you for taking the steps you did on Embers. A good story even better!

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