“The stars are cold and blind ‘til we warm them with our need and sing of what they see.”
From The Song of the Starwatchers
In a land ravaged by plague, the new King hopes a volatile mix of faith, superstition, and trade might save his realm. Muren, the stubborn and impulsive son of the King’s Starwatcher, turns to the reticent elves of Longwood for answers. Through the discovery and loss of everything he loves, Muren finds himself the reluctant father of a forbidden child, and the centre of a conflict that threatens to decimate a world he is ill equipped to save.
David Rice has been published in Queen’s Quarterly and Riveredge Magazine. His poetry has been recognized by the Dorothy Shoemaker Award. David resides in South-Western Ontario with his wife, two cats, and a very enthusiastic Bernese Mountain Dog. He has greatly enjoyed a career teaching high school English and history, as well as many years working with Air Cadets. Starwatcher is Rice’s first published novel. He is currently working on the sequel, Sparkweaver, with a planned publication date of Summer 2017.