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Sherrill Burns Unleashes Readers’ Imaginations with Her Spellbinding Fantasy Novel, “Duties of the Heart”

Sherril Burns’ book takes readers on an extraordinary journey into a world where magic reigns supreme and destiny hangs in the balance.

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"In Burns’ fantasy novel, romance and rebellion take center stage." - Kirkus Reviews.

Sherrill Burns, an acclaimed author of the fantasy genre, has captivated readers with her masterpiece, “Duties of the Heart.” This enchanting tale follows the gripping adventures of Mirage, a young sorceress from a persecuted Theslian line who defies all odds to master her mystical powers.

In a realm plagued by oppression and tyranny, Mirage emerges as the descendant of an audacious slave who fearlessly rejected the Lavitian oppressors, earning the gift of magic as a symbol of her unyielding spirit. As she embarks on a quest that will test her resolve and shape her destiny, Mirage encounters a charismatic prince who becomes both her ally and the key to unlocking her heart.

Mirage, initially an innocent and wide-eyed child, undergoes a remarkable transformation, blossoming into a formidable sorceress and a formidable force in the political landscape. Her unique insights into the realm’s gods and the Lavitian king’s prophetic visions add depth and substance to an already gripping narrative.

Kirkus Reviews has raved about “Duties of the Heart,” hailing it as a must-read for any lover of the fantasy genre. Drawing readers into a world teeming with richly developed characters and intricate webs of motivation and history, “Duties of the Heart” weaves a tapestry of complexity that will keep even the most discerning fantasy enthusiasts spellbound.

Burns’ impeccable storytelling skills shine through as she masterfully combines elements of adventure, romance, and political intrigue into a seamless and enthralling tapestry of words. Readers will find themselves irresistibly drawn into this book, which takes them to a world brimming with magic, passion, and destiny.

In a Foreword Clarion review, John M. Murray, who gave the book a rating of 4 out of 5, said, “This series opener introduces a vast and exciting fantasy world filled with strange creatures, political turmoil, and a forbidden romance.”

He added, “There are rumblings of a supernatural threat in the series-opening high fantasy novel ‘Duties of the Heart,’ but romance still blossoms between two people from warring nations.”

Sherrill Burns’ novel is a testament to the power of imagination and the unyielding spirit of those who dare to defy the forces that seek to subjugate them. Prepare to be transported to a realm where sorcery reigns, and the heart’s desires hold the key to unlocking an extraordinary destiny.

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Duties of the Heart
Author |
Sherrill Burns
Genre | Fantasy
Publisher | PageTurner Press and Media LLC
Published date | January 4, 2022


Raised in Mout Pleasant, South Carolina, Sherrill Burns is the product of a large family upbringing. She is the second daughter of four children. Food and beverage has been her occupation for over twenty years. Writing is her favorite hobby. “Duties of the Heart” developed through lots of small stories and experiences twisted into Sherrill’s favorite kind of book, fantasy romance, where the possibilities were limitless. When she was done, a whole new enchanted world had been created.

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