Posts Tagged ‘kingdom’

Deaths and honors, joys and agonies, intrigues and escapes await her

Saturday, January 20th, 2018
THROUGH A DARK GLASS
by
Barb Hendee
Genre: Historical Fantasy

 

Pub
Date: 1/9/2018

 

On her seventeenth birthday, Megan of
Chaumont discovers she’ll be sold as a bride to the brutish
Volodane family—within hours. Her father grants only that she may
choose which one of the ruthless, grasping lord’s three sons she
weds:
Rolf, the eldest: stern, ambitious, and
loyal?
Sebastian, the second son: sympathetic,
sly, and rebellious?
Or Kai, the youngest: bitter, brooding,
and proud?
As shy, horrified Megan flees the
welcome dinner for her in-laws-to-be, she finds an enchanted mirror
that will display how her life unrolls with each man, as if she were
living it out in a breath. But there is no smooth “happily ever
after” in her choices.
Deaths and honors, joys and agonies,
intrigues and escapes await her in a remote, ramshackle keep, where
these rough but complex men reveal one side and then another of their
jagged characters—and bring forth new aspects of Megan, too. But
the decisions of one teenaged marriage-pawn reverberate much farther
than any of them have guessed . . .
Barb Hendee is the New York
Times
bestselling author of The Mist-Torn Witches series. She is
the co-author (with husband J.C.) of the Noble Dead Saga. She holds a
master’s degree in composition/rhetoric from the University of
Idaho and currently teaches writing for Umpqua Community College. She
and J.C. live in a quirky two-level townhouse just south of Portland,
Portland.
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A cross between Lord of the Rings and Wheel of Time series?

Monday, December 28th, 2015
Robin Glassey tell us where you were born and where do you live now.

I was born in a little town called Pickering, located just outside of Toronto, Canada. I moved to Utah back in 1994 and still enjoy small town living with my husband and four children. 

Robin, what makes you passionate about writing?

RobinGlassey

I have never been a morning person and getting up to get the day started has always been a challenge for me. But since I have started writing I look forward to getting up because I have so many ideas and thoughts to get down, so many scenes waiting to be edited and several stories waiting in the wings to be written once my current projects are completed.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

It took me four years to write my first manuscript, but that first draft ended up being divided into a novella and two books.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

My husband and I are foster parents and we have adopted three out of our four boys through foster care. Not all foster placements lead to adoption, in fact, many lead to reunification. I was dealing with the heartache of a foster daughter who returned to her birthfather when we had hoped she would stay with our family. I began writing as a means of dealing with the difficult emotions as a result of this loss. I wrote for nine months and then this foster daughter (more…)

The Treasure of Isian by Serena Clarke a great book for YA

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

The Treasure of Asian is an interesting tale about a servant girl who must do what the prince commands. Elani grows up with the prince and they learn many things together: sword fighting, riding horses, hunting, and such. When the prince takes Elani with him to hunt a treasure, he never imagines how this trip will change their lives forever. They have to battle giants, women warriors, a water witch, and poison plants all to get a special treasure that all want, but only the right person can use.

The story starts a bit slow, yet soon draws you in, and won’t let you go. This is a good young adult novel with all the right things to make it your favorite. The romance is cute and clean.

Through The Glass Darkly “A Dragon Tale” by M. L. Canales

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

This is a great high fantasy novel with many fun and fantastic creatures, which will please many ages and likes. There is magic, time traveling, quest, and heroes to make it all happen. In short it has all the necessary elements to make this book a fantastic read.

The story starts when five young adults meet before they start their special training in an elite academy for magic. These four young men and a girl were brought together by chance, or so it seems until the schoolmaster has a dream. They are destined to free all the fantastic creatures and the three Gods that mankind has been trying to dismiss from their lives for the past 300 years. (more…)

Swords and Dragons by Michael Robb Mathias Jr. ReadersFavorite.com

Monday, February 21st, 2011

The author uses an old concept and used many other tales ideas to compose this book. The chapters leave you hanging and you always want to keep reading to see what will happen next.

The story is of a people that possess the knowledge of the whereabouts of the biggest bird’s nest in the land. Thus they are the only ones that can collect eggs from them. (more…)

The Keepers of Sulbreth reviewed for www.Ijustfinished.com

Monday, February 15th, 2010

The Futhark Chronicles Volume One

Author: Susan Gourley

Fantasy

Young Adult and Adult

Susan’s first debut in the fantasy genre is a five star effort. I immensely enjoyed the characters and the world she had created. It is without a doubt a page-turner, a well-written book full of surprises.

It is the story of a young man, Cage, who has taken the responsibility of protecting a woman and her daughter, Kristall. After her husband died drunk, Anadalune raised Cage as his own mother when his real mother wanted (more…)