vendredi 20 février 2015

Cover reveal: Turquoise Water

My editor and me have been working hard on the second book of the Ardalia trilogy, Turquoise Water (you can find the first book here). Today, I'm glad to unveil the cover of the second book by the talented Thibaut Desio. 

I'm currently working on the second-to-last chapter. Hopefully, the book will be released on March, 20 31. It will be priced at $0.99 for the first three days and then $9.99 for a minimum of three months. It's possible that at some point in time, I'll make possible to preorder the ebook (at $0.99), if I feel 100% sure about the release date.

If you want to know more about the first book and the spirit of the trilogy, I'll let Peter Harris, who reviewed The Breath of Aoles (Ardalia #1) on Goodreads and Amazon, do the talking for me: 

 Initially this book had me feeling a little unsure. It was strange, very different to anything I could ever think of reading before. I admit that it took a little getting used to the alienness of the world of Ardalia.

This is truly epic fantasy. It is unusually creative in that the author has managed to create a world without humans. Humanoid certainly, but not human. The characters have enough similarly to humans to allow you to relate to them and to build empathy with them. The book however still keeps the ability to draw you into a universe that is very different from ours in so many ways.

Although the protagonist is not human I quickly found myself learning to like Pelman, relating to him and found myself drawn into his adventure. What I really loved about this is that the author has created a story in which the main character has little experience outside his home village; and as such, while he encounters and experiences strange new things on his journey; you too get to encounter these interesting experiences with him.

The book definitely builds with intensity as it nears its end, and had me well on the edge of my seat at the end. I am definitely looking forward to the next instalment in this series.

Although I don’t believe there is any author or series that this story can be directly compared to considering its unique nature. I do however think that it bears elements that leave it with a similar feel to Raymond E Feists Riftwar combined with the strange alien thinking of Robert Asprins Bug Wars.

Well worth the read. Excellent storytelling. I sincerely recommend it.

By the by, bye bye! :)

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