The inspiration for the Legend of the Caryph series was a happy web surfing accident. While researching Stonehenge, I stumbled across a more obscure stone circle known as the Nine Ladies Stone Circle. The name caught my imagination and was the basis for the original nine caryphs in my story.
The Nine Ladies is a Bronze Age stone circle on Stanton Moor in Derbyshire's Peak District National Park. There are many myths associated with the circle, but the predominant one is that nine young women were turned to stone as a punishment for dancing on the sabbath. The circle has pagan associations, but its origins are still undetermined as far as I can tell.
The circle is very important to the Legend of the Caryph series and will get more attention as the story line advances in future books. I have a different take on the Nine Ladies myth and I can't wait to share it!
car – yph [kair-if] – A woman with supernatural abilities created to maintain the balance between good and evil. Regan Thompson was a normal college student with dreams of becoming a doctor. In one night, everything she cared about was wrenched away from her and she discovered that she was a caryph, and the inevitable target of a formidably powerful demon that is rising up against humanity. With the help of a secret society known as the Order of the Caryph, Regan will have to learn how to master her supernatural abilities in order to defend herself as well as mankind. An inexperienced college student, Regan will find friendship, love and confidence during her evolution into something entirely different. But an unexpected betrayal will raise the question, how do you fight someone who knows more about you than you do?
Author Lynn Moyle lives in Des Moines with her husband and two children. She is an avid reader as well as a writer, and has wanted to be an author since she was a child. She is currently working on the next installment of the Legend of the Caryph series, which will continue the story of Regan and the magical world she finds herself immersed in.