When Legends Rise Celebration Tour

About the Book

Book: When Legends Rise

Author: Daphne Self

Genre: Science Fiction

Release Date: July 26, 2022

He is now one of them. Genetically altered . . . Designed to kill . . . Trained to eradicate . . . Until he became more. Juliet 7-A was the top elite assassin for the Global Federated Territories until an ambush deemed him beyond salvaging. He was scheduled for decommission. His only recourse for survival is a new identity and his search for the one friend he had―a friend who defected and deserted him. Those he once hunted will save him. Yet it comes with a price. A price that demands much of him. What happens when an assassin awakens?


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About the Author

Daphne Self, formerly published under the name D.M. Webb, resides in Iowa. As a Mississippian transplant, she spends her days in the Midwest state writing, editing, reading, antiquing, and planning adventures. She pursues her dream as an editor and author with one goal in mind: To Glorify His Name. Daphne is also an avid reader who devours book in many genres. As a long time member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and Realm Makers, she volunteers her time helping published and unpublished authors.




More from Daphne

It started as an idea back in the late 90s. It came to fruition in May 2021. The inspiration was this: salvation is free. That began the questions of: what if someone committed horrible acts, what if that person was indoctrinated and changed, what if when faced with the truth how would he react, and finally, what story from the Bible would work for my character? Of course, the story of Saul of Tarsus (Paul) came to mind. Blood was on his hands, yet he found salvation in Christ. And the story of Samson gave a bit of a parallel to my story, too.


I wrote this book before the show Halo was released, yet I had been playing the Halo video game for years. I’ve always enjoyed the backstory of Master Chief, so the main character of When Legends Rise is a bit like Master Chief John-117. Plus, if you have seen The Mandalorian, then you will see a few common themes between my book and that show. There’s also a bit of a Star Trek vibe in that I use “tech” speak and plausible science.


And what began as one book has now evolved into a 5-book series titled Legends of Light. Book two, What Legends Become, releases in June 2024 and follows the family and the continuing story of salvation, persecution, faith, and hope.

Author Interview

  • How do you overcome writer’s block? Do you have any advice for others in finding their process to overcome it?
    You don’t force writing. Unless you signed a contract with a deadline, there isn’t a time limit on your writing. If you are stumped on a scene, go to another one. It’s okay to jump around in your story as the ideas pop up. If you are stuck on the plot or the book itself, go to another writing project. One of the best ways I overcome the so-called writer’s block is I enter a short story contest or just jot down ideas in a journal for future books. Then I go watch a movie or read a book.
  • What’s your favorite writing snack, drink, and/or music?
    I took a poll in a Facebook Group. It started out as Exodus; then morphed into Glory Unseen, but I felt that those titles didn’t really resonate with the story. I don’t remember the third option, but Glory Unseen and When Legends Rise were the top contenders. The poll chose When Legends Rise, which fit it even more because the book has now turned into a 5 book series about the family of the characters.
  • What is the most valuable piece of advice you’ve been given about writing?
    Don’t listen to the market; listen to the market. Sounds counterintuitive, but basically a writer should not worry about the market and trends. Keep an eye on what seems popular and what readers are wanting, but don’t let it influence your work. And write every day, whether it is 500 words or 5000: write.
  • How did publishing your first book change your writing process?
    Well, the very first book published was a self-published children’s book. And I learned a lot from that mistake. So I began researching, attending conferences, and eventually connected with my publisher. When my first book was released, I learned that not everyone you know will be thrilled or supportive. Yet I continued learning and honing my craft. Before I wrote only when I wanted to. Now since I have 8 books released, I write every day. I plan, organize, jot down ideas, plot the motifs and foreshadowing, and think of my writing as more than a hobby. That was what it was at the beginning, a hobby, now it is a mission: to tell stories that glorify God.
  • Is your writing space pristine or organized chaos?
    It’s a pristine space that grows into organized chaos. At the beginning of a project, my area will be clutter-free. Then as time progresses, books, journals, little notes, pens, and water bottles begin to pile up. Each has a purpose, so definitely organized chaos.

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Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 22

Wishful Endings, February 23

Locks, Hooks and Books, February 24

Exploring the Written Word, February 25

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Pause for Tales, February 27

Guild Master, February 28 (Author Interview)

The Lofty Pages, February 28

Tell Tale Book Reviews, February 29

Fiction Book Lover, March 1 (Author Interview)


To celebrate her tour, Daphne is giving away the grand prize package of a paperback copy of the book, bookmarks, character cards, and a $25 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.