Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Epic fantasy, anyone?

Hello fellow readers! This bit of upcoming book info found it's way into my inbox, although I'm not sure that I'll get to read it right away, so I thought I'd share since I'm adding it to my virtual Mt. Everest of books anyway. Fantasy titles are a fairly new genre for me to read because for whatever reason my brain is hardwired to get hung up on all the fictitious names and places, but it's a habit I'm trying  to break. This little bit of OCD has caused me to miss out on a number of good books, or so I'm told, and since I have no idea where to start I figured I'd try a completely new series from an author I'm unfamiliar with. 

What are some of your favorite fantasy titles or authors? I'd love to know so I can create a solid reading list for my summer adventures by the pool. ~Anna

Kelley Grant
Harper Voyager Impulse
Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
$2.99 USD, $2.99 CAD, £2.99, €2.58

About the book:
"It frightens me, knowing the One has called up two such strong individuals. It means that there are troubled times in our future, and you must prepare yourselves."

The Temple at Illian is the crown jewel of life in the Northern Territory. There, pledges are paired with feli, the giant sacred cats of the One god, and are instructed to serve the One's four capricious deities. Yet Sulis, a young woman from the Southern Desert, has a different perspective—one that just might be considered heresy, but that is catching on rather quickly …
Sulis's twin, Kadar, meanwhile, is part of a different sort of revolution. When Kadar falls in love with a woman from a Forsaken caste, he finds he's willing to risk anything to get these people to freedom. But with Sulis drawing a dangerous level of attention from the deities, and war about to break out on two fronts, change may not come as easily as either twin had hoped.

An astonishing debut, Kelley Grant's Desert Rising brings to life a powerful new epic fantasy tale of determination and self-discovery.

About the author:
Kelley Grant grew up in the hills of Ohio’s Amish country. Her best friends were the books she read, stories she created and the forest and fields that inspired her. She and her husband live on a wooded hilltop and are owned by five cats, a dog and numerous uninvited critters. Besides writing, Kelley teaches yoga and meditation, sings kirtan with her husband, and designs brochures and media.

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