Howdy folks, and welcome to a very special Otherworld visit today. There’s a good chance that you may have some reprieve from work or school today, and with that comes an awesome opportunity. You can pick up a great new book, glue yourself to a comfy seat, and let your imagination take you away. With that in mind, we’d recommend today’s awesome story, Badgerblood: Awakening. We’ve promoted it before, but we could not say enough great things about this wonderful book.
A newer fantasy universe developed by husband and wife duo S.C. Monson and Steven Monson, Badgerblood: Awakening is the start of something incredible. It’s immersive—not just the writing, but the world as well. It’s easy for readers to get lost in, to get swept up in all the special little details. Monson paints with her words the way her husband paints with pictures. Everything has a beautiful luster to it. Badgerblood has the feeling of the kinds of swashbuckling fantasies of yesteryear, filled with adventure and intrigue, and touches of humor and romance in all the right places. There are exciting scuffles and battles, and thrilling sequences that will have readers on the edge of their seat.
Princess Bride-like action meets The Sword of Shannara and Kristin Cashore’s Graceling in this exciting new cinematic read you won’t want to put down. Badgerblood: Awakening is the first book in a new YA fantasy series full of action and intrigue, and a sprinkle of magic and romance. One week only, eBook sale for $0.99. Ends February 27th at midnight.
“…An utterly immersive reading experience.” —BlueInk Review (starred review)
Few dare venture into the Borwood Timberland—a vast forest steeped in sky-piercing trees, demon creatures, and legend.
Few, except Kor.
An ancient gift pulses in his veins. The blood of shifting kings and queens flows through him. But he has forgotten his past and his lineage. Oblivious to his power, blind to his gift, his nightmares hold him captive.
Now a tyrant wants him dead.
When a strange, amber-eyed girl braves the forest in search of a rare flower and encounters a borlan, Kor has a choice: run, or face the spined demon-beast to help her.
His decision sparks a chain of events that sends him to rot in the salt mines of Perabon and pits him against a ruthless mercenary. His path awakens his gift, recalls his past, and unveils a murderous intrigue.
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The Monsons’ debut is a heroic fantasy with a lot of heart. The author pays incredible details to the lore and mythology of their world, and presents a character who is amazing to explore it with. It’s a feast for the senses, too, as Monson’s prose is descriptive and delightful all the way through, and it’s certainly an invitation not worth passing up on. A warning must be offered: readers will want a nice, cozy spot to sit, because once they pick up Badgerblood, they won’t want to put it down. There’s no word yet on the release date of a would-be sequel, meaning that this is the perfect time to dive into the kingdoms of Caderia. And with the sale going on until the 27th, you’ve never had more reasons to make your purchase. Check out Badgerblood: Awakening on Amazon today!
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Images provided courtesy of S.C. Monson