Jeffrey L. Kohanek

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Jeffrey L. Kohanek grew up in rural Minnesota, where comic books sparked his young imagination and inspired fantasies of heroes with super-powers saving the day. His tastes later evolved to fantasy epics, featuring unlikely heroes overcoming impossible odds to save worlds born from the writer’s imagination.

Now residing in southern California, Jeff uses that imagination to weave tales of engaging characters caught in fantastic plots to inspire young adults and the child within us all. His first book series, Runes of Issalia is now available for your reading enjoyment. Look for Jeffrey's new series, Wardens of Issalia, to release in 2018.

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Jeffrey L. Kohanek Now that THE EMBLEM THRONE, Book 2 of THE RUNES OF ISSALIA trilogy, is complete, I am back to writing book 3. If I can stay on track, the third book…moreNow that THE EMBLEM THRONE, Book 2 of THE RUNES OF ISSALIA trilogy, is complete, I am back to writing book 3. If I can stay on track, the third book will release in spring 2017 so readers won't have to endure long gaps between each entry.(less)
Jeffrey L. Kohanek Words and symbols have great meaning in our world, directing our actions every day. My idea was to create a world where symbols have inherent meaning…moreWords and symbols have great meaning in our world, directing our actions every day. My idea was to create a world where symbols have inherent meaning not just to people, but to how the world itself functions. Combine that with a controlling theocratic government that brands newborns with runes at birth, designating their path in life, and you have the basis for my story.

Being one of the rare individuals who has no rune, my main character is doomed to a meaningless existence. He is the consummate underdog (I love underdogs), and opts to commit the capital offense obtaining a fake ruin in hopes for a better future for himself. When he finds a symbol that has been erased from everyone's knowledge, it exposes a powerful magic that will surely change the world.(less)
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Back in early 2017, I completed the final book in the Runes of Issalia trilogy and found the moment bittersweet. The overarching plot for the series was something I had conceived two years earlier, before I even wrote the first book. Seeing the story come to fruition felt wonderful. At the same time, I knew there were many more stories to be told within the world I had created. In fact, the... Read more of this blog post »
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