Greetings Otherworld travelers, and welcome to our second post of the week. While we started off with some brief, snackable sci-fi, we’re moving onto an epic main course of an urban/contemporary fantasy. Prepare yourself for an incredible ride as you dive into Keisha and The Rise of the Legacy!
Author T.R. Tells has been working on stories since she was eleven, and with a multitude of different tales under her belt, it has all led to a tremendous story in Keisha and the Rise of the Legacy, the first book in the Inferno Verse series. It’s an interesting twist on Dante’s Inferno, and Tells finds the means to make it a spellbinding way of exploring one of the world’s best known epics. The book begins its own epic in some very cool ways, as the author creates a rich version of our world—or rather the world that exists beneath our own, hidden from the eyes of mortals. With maps and a glossary and plenty of lore to be found, it presents a multifaceted story that fantasy readers will love, and can easily be lost within.
What would you do if you found out that magic and monsters were real, and you were born to stop them?
14-year-old Keisha Alighieri thought she was just a normal teenager and that her biggest problems in life were what outfit to wear to school. But when her mother is kidnapped by an evil society, secrets get revealed that will change Keisha’s life forever.
Keisha finds out that her papà, Dante Alighieri, and his bloodline are hunters and protectors of the Inferno world. Keisha decides she will do anything to rescue her mother…anything.
She is joined by Verona Maro who acts as her guide and mentor as they pass through the portal to the Inferno realm. There, they will face monsters that she never thought actually existed.
However, even more trouble is just around the corner. The Monarchs are plotting to turn Keisha to evil and use her abilities to unlock an ancient power that will help them control the world.
Will Keisha and Verona be able to overcome the impossibly dangerous obstacles that stand in their way? And will Keisha be able to save the Inferno and become the Legacy she was born into?
Despite a sizable word count worthy of the epic fantasy that this is, Keisha’s first tale is one that rips and roars at a decent pace, ensuring readers won’t want to step away from the story. Such an addiction is aided by interesting characters that fans of the genre will want to spend time with, and who they will empathize with throughout the narrative. Before they know it, readers will navigate twists and turns all the way to the ending, and they’ll be hungry for more. With a sequel that is due out later this year, there has never been a better time to explore the world beneath our own in Tells’s fantastic book. Check out Keisha and The Rise of the Legacy (The Inferno Verse Book 1) on Amazon today!
Images provided courtesy of T.R. Tells.
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