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F.T. McKinstry

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F.T. McKinstry grew up studying music and reading books. An old-school fantasy geek, she acquired a deep love for fantasy, science fiction and the esoteric, of which she was an avid reader. With a background in computer electronics and software development, she wrote and illustrated technical documentation for many years, during which time she created fantasy worlds. She is inspired by plant and animal lore, Northern European legend and mythology, fairy tales, mythical creatures, music, medieval warfare and shamanism.

F.T. McKinstry is the author of the fantasy series The Fylking and The Chronicles of Ealiron. Her short stories appear in Wizards, Woods and Gods and various fantasy/scifi magazines. Aside from books, she enjoys oil paint
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The Hunter's Rede is a swords-and-sorcery tale of one warrior's transformation by the forces of war, betrayal, wizardry and love. Revised and reformatted, this story begins the Chronicles of Ealiron, a heroic fantasy series that revolves around an assassin called Lorth of Ostarin.

The Hunter's Rede (Chronicles of Ealiron, #1) by F.T. McKinstryLorth of Ostarin is a hunter of men. Lawless,... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 30, 2016 10:10 Tags: assassin, epic-fantasy, heroic-fantasy, priestess, swords-and-sorcery, warrior, wizard
Average rating: 4.1 · 135 ratings · 44 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
The Hunter's Rede (Chronicl...

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Outpost (The Fylking, #1)

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“Gardens are made of darkness and light entwined.”
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“The older a wizard grows, the more silent he becomes, like a woody vine growing over time to choke a garden path, deep and full of moss and snakes, running everywhere, impenetrable.”
F.T. McKinstry, Crowharrow

“In the calm, deep waters of the mind, the wolf waits.”
F.T. McKinstry, Water Dark

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.”
Anatole France

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
Albert Einstein

“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.”
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“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.”
Philip K. Dick, I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon

“To write is human, to edit is divine.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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message 6: by F.T.

F.T. Dustin wrote: "Greetings from afar, F.T! Thank you for accepting our friendship, it's a pleasure."

Hi Dustin! Likewise. :)


Dustin Greetings from afar, F.T! Thank you for accepting our friendship, it's a pleasure.


message 4: by F.T.

F.T. Beth wrote: "Hi FT,
Thanks for the friendship! I look forward to seeing you online.
Beth"


Same here, Beth! Thank you.
Faith


message 3: by Beth

Beth Hi FT,
Thanks for the friendship! I look forward to seeing you online.
Beth


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F.T. Steve wrote: "Love your woodsy art"

Thank you, Steve!


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Steve Shilstone Love your woodsy art


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