No, this isn’t an announcement about a Legends of the First Empire television series, but it’s still pretty cool. Allstate Insurance recently did an advertisement about the resilience and strength of Carolinians in the wake of Hurricane Florence. In this ad, they focused on the Angel Oak of Johns Island South Carolina. It’s an amazing tree (and some say it’s the oldest living thing east of the Mississippi). It’s estimated to be between 400 – 500 years old, and it’s magnificent. It was also my inspiration for Magda, the wise and ancient oak of the Cresent Forest in the Legends of the First Empire series. Even though Marc Simonetti did a fabulous job interpreting the Angel Oak for the cover of Age of Myth, I thought people might want to see Magda in all her glory.
I think this is beyond cool, especially since I’m currently listening to Age of Myth on audiobook, and I just listened to the part of the book where the characters go to visit Magda last night. Michael, Age of Myth is the first of your books that I’ve ever read / listened to on audiobook, and I’m absolutely loving it so far! 🙂
I’m so glad you are enjoying the tale. Here’s hoping the trend continues