Brr... I don't know about where you're from, but Ohio is getting cold. Thankfully, Misha Gericke has stopped by to discuss her hot new release, The Vanished Knight. ;) Take it away, Misha!
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Ten Reasons Why You Should Read The War of Six Crowns
So, I’ve been around to plenty of blogs recently, so you might have seen The Vanished Knight’s cover, read the blurb, and thought that you might want to read it. And if you’re on the fence about whether you should buy my book, you might want to read this list on why The War of Six Crowns is awesome.
- It’s a portal fantasy with a difference. The doors go both ways in real time. And they never go away.
- The Nordians. If you read my book, you’ll get what I mean.
- Although the book’s written for the YA audience, it doesn’t underestimate the reader’s intelligence. I wrote it, assuming that the reader would be able to keep up.
- I created all my characters and countries to be complex.
- Everything that’s happening in the book and series has a good reason. Mostly, it’s because someone’s pulling the strings, but otherwise everything has a history.
- The series isn’t called War of Six Crowns for no reason. The war’s coming, init’s just a matter of how and when.
- The main characters aren’t saving the world because they’re the chosen ones. They’re doing the best they can with what they have because they chose to step up.
- The sequel’s out next year. And it’s good. Do you really want the added pressure of reading two books in quick succession? Because trust me, you won’t be able to put them down.
- The characters from earth all have very good reasons why they’re in the other world.
- I wrote it. ;-)
What do you enjoy about reading fantasy novels?
About the Book:
Since the death of her parents, Callan Blair has been shunted from one foster family to another, her dangerous secret forcing the move each time. Her latest foster family quickly ships her off to an exclusive boarding school in the Cumbrian countryside. While her foster-brother James makes it his mission to get Callan expelled, a nearby ancient castle holds the secret doorway to another land...
When Callan is forced through the doorway, she finds herself in the magical continent of Tardith, where she’s shocked to learn her schoolmates Gawain and Darrion are respected soldiers in service to the king of Nordaine, one of Tardith's realms. More than that, the two are potential heirs to the Black Knight—Nordaine's crown prince.
But when the Black Knight fails to return from a mysterious trip, the realm teeters on the brink of war. Darrion and Gawain set out to find him, while Callan discovers there is more to her family history than she thought. The elves are claiming she is their princess.
Now with Darrion growing ever more antagonistic and her friendship with Gawain blossoming, Callan must decide whether to stay in Nordaine—where her secret grows ever more threatening—or go to the elves and uncover the truth about her family before war sets the realms afire.
About the Author:
If you’d like to contact her, feel free to mail her at warofsixcrowns(AT)gmail(DOT)com, Circle her on Google Plus or follow her on Twitter. If you'd like to see her writer-side (beware, it's pretty insane), please feel free to check out her blog. You can also add The Vanished Knight on Goodreads
P.S. Happy (Early) Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Americans! And to the rest of you... well, Happy (Early) Thursday. :)
P.P.S. In case you missed it, here are "5 Writerly Things I'm Thankful For" via Natasha Hanova.