jeudi 3 mars 2016

Cover Reveal: The Flames of the Immolated

The last book of the Ardalia trilogy, The Flames of the Immolated, will hopefully be released this summer. Thibaut Desio has done the original cover art, and it has been tweaked by Velvet Wings Design. Think Epic Fantasy in a prehistoric world...

The first book, The Breath of Aoles, is FREE on Amazon, Apple, Kobo and Barnes & Noble.

Turquoise Water, the second book, is priced at $4.99 on Amazon, Apple, Kobo and Barnes & Noble.

The third novel, The Flames of the Immolated, will be the longest, with 24 chapters. 

Thank you to all the readers who left wonderful comments about the two first books on the retailers' sites and on Goodreads!

The Breath of Aoles: 

A hooded silhouette was outlined on an overhanging rock in the blue lunar light of Tinmal and Hamal. Motionless, the individual was tracking his every movement.
Pelmen shivered.
 He looks more like a protodactyl ready to fall on its prey than anything else. Not wishing to find himself alone in the presence of the unnerving stranger for a moment longer than necessary, with no further thought to what Komel was doing, he hurried back to the relative safety of the hut.

A fantasy novel set in a prehistoric world

Pelmen hates being a tanner, but that’s all he would ever be, thanks to the rigid caste system amongst his people, the hevelens. Then he meets Master Galn Boisencroix and his family. The master carpenter opens up a world of archery to young Pelmen, who excels at his newfound skill. But Pelmen’s intractable father would have none of it, and tries to force Pelmen to stay in the tannery.

One day, however, Pelmen’s best friend and Master Galn's son, Teleg, disappears. Lured away by the prospect of untold riches through mining amberrock, the most precious substance in the world, Teleg finds himself a prisoner of the Nylevs, fierce fire-wielding worshippers of the god of destruction.

Now Pelmen must leave all he knows behind, overcome his fears and travel across the land, in search of his childhood friend. Along the way, he will ally himself with strange and fantastic beings: a shaman who controls the Breath of Aoles, or the power of the wind, a krongos, a creature of the mineral realm who can become living rock, and a malian, adept at water magic.

What readers are saying

"Forget elves, dwarves, trolls and dragons. In Ardalia, you have all sorts of alien species that fit well into the ecosystem of a low-magic world, which is sort of elemental in its own way. The originality is excellent here." —Awesome Indies

"I absolutely loved this book. It is phenomenal. The power of the author’s imagination and his use of language really make it a brilliant read. It's complex but you get used to it and really start to enjoy it." —Paige

"The story is great. Lots of adventure, action, some romance. The main character's coming of age is great to follow. He is overcoming the arrogance of youth, and realizing other cultures often have much to offer." —Mike

"This story was really good. It drew me in from the first few pages and was packed with adventure, excitement, and danger. The main character, Pelmen, is just an ordinary tanner at the bottom of the “totem pole”, wishing to escape for a better life at the start. But instead of escaping with his friend for a better life, he is thrown into a dangerous world where he has to learn to fight in order to survive." —Dakota

Turquoise Water: 

Flames were everywhere. Taller than a krongos, swift and dominant, they were dancing a bloody dance of chaos and madness. Just one step forward, and they would seize him in their deadly embrace, scorching his body and feasting upon his soul. Pelmen turned. The tongues of fire behind him drew back, outlining the path to salvation.

A new installment in the prehistoric world of Ardalia

Along the Great Rift, in the heart of the volcano Ixal, Valshhyk the Immolated is stirring. The creatures corrupted by his putrid fumes are growing in number daily. Within the fiery walls of Sinista, the amberrock swords, axes and lances of an army of outcasts gleam, waiting. The day is drawing near when the ties binding the dark god will collapse. Then, the nylevs will surge forward from the depths of the abyss.

Pelmen, Xuven, Teleg, Elisan-Finella and Lominan, the Messengers of Destiny, have an urgent mission. However, dissent soon rears its ugly head and they go their separate ways. Who among the Children of Aoles or Malia will succeed in warning the world of the danger it faces? When the time comes to confront the servants of the Sacred Fire, will the Breath of Aoles and the power of the Turquoise Water be enough to defeat them?

What readers are saying:

"I really enjoyed the two different perspectives and the two different main struggles that each group has to overcome. It was refreshing and full of a lot of good action and story development. The internal struggles were compounded with the insurmountable politics and allied conflict. Not only do they have to warn everyone but they have to revisit their past struggles and problems. They have to break through political and strategic barriers." —TM Borgwardt

"I really liked this book, it is a strong relevant second in the series. You get a look at the struggles of working together and overcoming diversity to secure a common goal." —CRB Amazon

"This story picks up where the first book "The Breath of Aoles" left off.
The writer continues to intrigue and leaves wanting more with this magic, fantasy and adventure series. I look forward to the 3rd book!" —Gene

Giveaway: There is a giveaway of the signed paperback book of Turquoise Water on Goodreads. It will end very soon, on March 5.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Ardalia by Alan Spade


by Alan Spade

Giveaway ends March 05, 2016.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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