“Some writers are great stylists and will write beautiful stories
that say nothing new or important. Other writers are great storytellers
whose tales are exciting but mundane. Only rarely do we see a writer who
creates compelling, important stories with captivating prose. B.T.
Lowry is one of those rare authors whose work is not only compelling and
moving, but also important to read.”
— David Farland, New York Times Bestseller, Lead Judge for one of the world’s largest writing contests.
“It started with Fire from the Overworld, and now I am hooked. I look
forward to each new piece from B.T. Lowry. His engaging fantasies take
us enough out of our own reality to explore a thought provoking mix of
themes such as seeking truth and the divine, finding what is essential
as cultures clash and environments collapse, and individuals’ need to
define their own path in a greater society.”
— Ann Tharp, Vice President of Gaudiya Vedanta Publications
“Lowry’s writing style has beautiful passages of description that
easily transport the reader to the kingdom of Raiya. Interspersed and
inspired by mythology and oral storytelling, the book’s world has a
richness that is the perfect backdrop to an epic story of good and
— Alison McBain, Author, speaking of Fire from the Overworld
Fire from the overworld
A desert village is in crisis. Plants won’t grow. Animals kill without reason. Two young mystics trace the cause to a battle between powerful spirit rulers. They strive to restore balance, but to succeed they must pass through death and risk losing each other forever.
Filled with adventure and mysticism, Fire From the Overworld is fantasy rooted in spiritual reality. The story draws from diverse cultures to take the reader on a profound journey.
The last native king has been killed. Colonization is almost complete, yet Kriti’s people have life yet. She opens a soup kitchen to feed the war’s orphans, and to share the culture that she herself is forgetting.
Like Kriti, Vado grew up in the first generation of orphans, but has since risen to criminal power. Now he aspires to gain the conquerors’ favor; to prove his allegiance, he tries to close Kriti’s cultural center and hasten the assimilation of their people.
Kriti must dive into dark aspects of her people’s religion in a desperate attempt to preserve it.
A chief leads a band of rebels within their conqueror’s city. But when his brother becomes attracted to the enemy’s religion, the chief must choose between his brother’s life and his own revolutionary values.