Howdy folks, and welcome to our very first Otherworld visit of 2023! Every new year presents countless opportunities to dive into immersive and exciting worlds, whether they’re hot off the press, or ones that may have passed you by. Case in point, the incredible Badgerblood: Awakening, which we’ve promoted before, and absolutely cannot get enough of. Take a look at the book by S.C. Monson, and see if it doesn’t transport you to another world.
A newer fantasy universe developed by wife and husband 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.
The Princess Bride meets Shadow of the Fox in this fast paced, cinematic fantasy of resilience and intrigue. With a writing style reflective of Patricia Wrede, S.C. Monson’s Badgerblood: Awakening is the tale of a spirited princess and a headstrong forester discovering the truth about his forgotten past and the ancient secret lying dormant in his blood. The first in a new YA fantasy series, Badgerblood combines page-turning action, witty dialogue, and a sprinkle of magic for an adventure you won’t want to put down. One week only, eBook sale for $0.99. Ends January 9th at 5pm PST.
“…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’ young adult 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. It’s never a wrong time to dive into the kingdoms of Caderia. And with a sale that just started today, and going on until the 9th, you’ve never had more reasons to make your purchase. Check out Badgerblood: Awakening on Amazon today!
Images provided courtesy of S.C. Monson.