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Fantasy Promo – Reynard the Fox

Hey there folks!  I am so happy to be back here after a lovely time at the Philadelphia Comic Convention.  Not only because it was exhausting, but because I managed to meet several great people, and I’m just so excited to share about them.

First up is David R Witanowski.  David is a down to earth guy who was there at the con showing off his series of books revolving around Reynard the Fox.  If you’re familiar with the allegorical tales about the anthropomorphic fox, this book becomes all the more delightful.  It steps away from the old stories in some ways, but a lot of the meat is still there.  Above all, it becomes darker and more complex, which I really enjoy.  Still, it retains a fair bit of humor. Witanowski treats his characters with respect that you won’t soon forget.

In a city full of thieves, there are none better than the wily Reynard: a skilled cat burglar, con artist, and master of disguise who preys on the wealthy and powerful. But even a man of Reynard’s talents can make a mistake, especially when there’s a beautiful woman involved…

Now Reynard must embark upon a perilous expedition to steal a fabled gem, accompanied by a motley crew of mercenaries, pirates, and hired killers, each of whom could prove to be deadlier than the voyage itself- and none more so than the mysterious Isengrim, a cold-hearted warrior whose swordsmanship is second to none.

A gritty adventure that playfully blends suspense with humor, Reynard the Fox is the first in a forthcoming series of books by debut author David R. Witanowski.

If you’re a fan of fantasy with grit and grime but a dash of humor, Reynard’s journey’s are right up your alley.  This first book is such a fun adventure, and with two more books already released, it could be a great series to dive into.  If you’re looking for one of your new favorite reads, look no further than Reynard the Fox.  Check it out on Amazon today!

Fantasy Promo – Dar Tania

Hey folks!  We’re winding down what I’m calling the “month of Dar Tania,” but it’s not too late to pick up this awesome book!  Eric K. Barnum’s introductory novella into his Forsaken Isles series mixes incredible fantasy with dashes of religion and philosophy.  It all combines to make something truly magical and otherworldly.

Dar Tania, provides a solid foundation for Barnum’s other books in his series, but it stands strong even on its lonesome.  It does what it sets out to do, introducing you to not only the history of the Forsaken Isles, but also to Barnum’s strong writing and interesting characters—not to mention its divine dragons.  Woven together, each of these individual threads becomes something magical.

Thousands of years have passed with the dragon god Alerius watching over his many tribes of barbarians eastward on the Forsaken Isles. Waiting for just one of them to hear his mother’s divine voice, he has guided and driven his people to be worthy of their name – Morbat, children of dragons. Dar Tania, daughter of the Tribe of Horses is the first to face her Coming of Age test, pray to the Mother, and have that prayer answered. She becomes the first priestess of Tiamat and joins herself to Alerius’ dream of building an empire spearheaded by paladins and divine warriors.

I don’t have any shortage of great things to say about Dar Tania.  It’s a delightful read, and even though it’s around one hundred pages, the writing is clever and concise enough to give you a tremendous amount of details.  For Barnum’s entry into fantasy literature, this sure seems fleshed out and strong.

You’ll definitely enjoy Dar Tania, so why not pick it up on Amazon today?  It’s free if you have Kindle Unlimited!

We also had the privilege of interviewing the author.  Barnum is definitely an author who you like to get in the mind of.  Check out that interview now!

Fantasy Promo – Dar Tania

Update: We have some great news about Dar Tania.  Next week, on May 8th through the 15th, Dar Tania will be just 99 cents on Amazon.  Don’t forget to pick it up!

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Hello folks.  It’s been a couple weeks since our last stop in the Otherworld, but we have a doozy for you today.  If you’re a fan of the Tellest books, you’ll likely get a kick out of the works of author Eric K. Barnum.  His influences are very similar to mine, and he’s got a very similar flavor.  I’d go as far as to say he’s better equipped than I was when I first started out—it won’t hurt my pride to say that I wish I had his talents all those years ago.

Today, we’re focused on Dar Tania, a book by Barnum which provides a stage for the longer books that follow.  Dar Tania is a short novel, but it has tremendous value.  It introduces you to not only the history of the Forsaken Isles, but also to Barnum’s strong writing, interesting characters and powerful plot elements.  More importantly, Barnum does an excellent job of weaving each of those individual threads into something magical.

Thousands of years have passed with the dragon god Alerius watching over his many tribes of barbarians eastward on the Forsaken Isles. Waiting for just one of them to hear his mother’s divine voice, he has guided and driven his people to be worthy of their name – Morbat, children of dragons. Dar Tania, daughter of the Tribe of Horses is the first to face her Coming of Age test, pray to the Mother, and have that prayer answered. She becomes the first priestess of Tiamat and joins herself to Alerius’ dream of building an empire spearheaded by paladins and divine warriors.

I don’t have any shortage of great things to say about Dar Tania.  It’s a delightful, robust read, and even though it’s around one hundred pages, the writing is clever and concise enough to give you a tremendous amount of details.  For Barnum’s entry into fantasy literature, this sure seems fleshed out and strong.

You’ll definitely enjoy Dar Tania, so why not pick it up on Amazon today?  It’s free if you have Kindle Unlimited!

Fantasy Promo – Fariidinus Book 4: Glissin

Hello there, fans of fantasy!  It has been a wonderful first quarter of the year, and we’re so happy to send you off into warmer months with another great book, courtesy of the prolific L.E.Parr.  We’ve spent some time over the last few weeks praising her work on her incredible Fariidinus series.  The first trilogy was amazing, and followed Kirin’s battle against the villainous Highmother Letal.

Today, I’m even more excited to show off Parr’s fourth book, Glissin. A glissin is what you get when a farii and a human have a child, and they have some interesting powers that even their full farii parents can’t tap into.  This new book explores further beyond what we’ve read about the Heartland and its inhabitants, and it is world-building at its finest.

At it’s heart, Glissin is a coming of age story set against the backdrop of Parr’s amazing Fariidinus world.  Its hero sets out to learn about herself and her powers, but Parr’s Heartland adds a level of quality that makes it shine throughout.

 

ARAMIX is the half human-half fariidinus daughter of Ayleen and Ian. She was born to support the Heartland’s chosen queane, but, as her glissin talents have matured so has her temper and sense of injustice. To protect Kirin, Aramix has been raised at the Lighthouse. When the nixla, who can shield Kirin from Aramix’s ability to tap into a queane’s deadly power, fall ill with a virulent plague, Aramix is able to reach through the mist and ignite the fire inside Kirin. Several Houses seize the opportunity to rise against the weakened queane. Stone orders Aramix back to the Heartland and into the custody of Arkana, the glissin PrimeMother.

After a tremendous first trilogy, Parr keeps churning forward.  While book four takes some small steps away from the previous heroes, they still play a part in the overall tapestry of this latest Fariidinus book.  Glissin gives its new protagonist a chance to shine on her own, and in doing so, broadens the scope of this incredible fantasy world. If that sounds awesome to you, why not check out Glissin on Amazon today?

Fantasy Promo – Fariidinus Book 3: Battle Queane

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to another edition of books from the Otherworld.  We’ve been paying a lot of attention to one author in particular lately, and we’re so excited to feature her on Tellest yet again.  L.E.Parr has been crushing it with her Fariidinus series, and it’s time to give you a new taste of that universe.

Book 3 in Parr’s lethal fairy series is Battle Queane.  It ends an amazing first trilogy, and features the rejuvenated fariidinus Kirin, who must bring all of the force she can against the villainous highmother Letal.

 

The war in the Heartland is in full swing with Letal sending legions of radicalized fariidinus against Kirin and Stone’s undermanned army. It’s a valiant fight with more losses than victories. Kirin, already a converted battle queane, is changing again. She has developed a poisonous venom in her wings that can kill Letal but to deliver the poison, Letal must be in her arms.  As Kirin continues to become stronger as a weapon, her physical body is weakening. The inevitable face to face confrontation with Letal is terrifying Stone and their loyal supporters who question Kirin’s ability to survive such an encounter.  But, everyone knows that there is no other way to defeat Letal.

Battle Queane is the perfect end to this trilogy, but don’t fret.  There is another trilogy on the way—in fact, the fourth book, Glissin, is already out.  For now, though, there’s no better time than the present to catch up on the end of Kirin’s incredible journey.  Why not check out Battle Queane on Amazon today?

Fantasy Promo – Fariidinus Book 2: Sisters of the Blood

Earlier this week, we looked at the works of L.E.Parr once again. We’ve seen her debut book in the Fariidinus series, Wings of the Exile, a few times.  Over the next couple of days, though, we’re going to be exploring beyond that first book, and delving into the deeper reaches of her tales.

We’ve looked at Sisters of the Blood before as well, but this book is our feature today.  It follows closely behind the original book, and portrays the fairy Kirin as a worthy adversary to the evil Highmother.  It introduces new allies and explores more of the Heartland.

 

Kirin and Stone have returned to the Heartland where she has been given sanctuary by the wyrMaster in the Red Valley. Her unprecedented return from exile has polarized the great Houses and enraged the evil HighMother. A divided Heartland quickly becomes embroiled in a fiery civil war with Stone leading the combined armies with their new ally–the winged telepathic bloodcats. Kirin becomes the deadly weapon she was resurrected from exile to be.

This is still just the beginning of our talks about the Parr’s books and the Fariidinus series.  If you liked Wings of the Exile, you’ll love returning to the Heartland to read Sisters of the Blood.  Check it out on Amazon today!

 

Fantasy Promo – Fariidinus Book I: Wings of the Exile

As a self-published writer of fantasy who has been around for a while now, I’ve had the opportunity to interact with some awesome people.  I’ve been able to chat with my personal writing hero, R.A. Salvatore, interview the creators of awesome fantasy games, and of course, work on my series to a level I wouldn’t have dreamed up sixteen years ago.

One of the coolest things that I’ve been able to do, however, is band together with authors just like me.  L.E.Parr has been a consistent ally of ours, and I cannot sing her praises enough.

Parr’s tales exist around a series called Fariidinus (though she’s expanding beyond that soon enough).  Her world takes place on and beyond the reaches of contemporary Earth, and revolves around a fairy realm—but these aren’t your prim and proper, delicate little garden loiterers.  No, these fairies will give you a run for your money, since they’re both beautiful and deadly.

 

A heart broken exile will do just about anything to have her wings restored including returning to her homeland to start a war.

Kirin, a young fariidinus fey, is judged and condemned to the knife. After her wings are removed, she is exiled to the mainland where she is rescued by Stone, a young man who is part of a group of Heartland expatriates. The expatriates have long had a plan to restore the wings of a fariidinus with the right gifts in order to send her back into the Heartland as a weapon against the evil Highmother, Letal. Kirin is bitter and angry and not sure she wants to be part of the plan until Letal brings her war to the mainland and there is no other choice but to fight back.

With as much as Parr has written (and continues to write), this book is sure to be thought of very fondly.  It’s the first tale in a series that continues to grow and surprise, and it catches your attention instantly.  The series is about to grow even bigger, with two more books right around the corner.

For now though, it’s a good time to check out this first book on Amazon.  You’ll want to be caught up on the preceding books before the fifth and sixth release!

 

Fantasy Promo – Immortal Shadow

Welcome, folks, to another trip to the Otherworld.  We’ve been fortunate enough to visit a few places already since the beginning of the year, and I can happily say that a handful of them have been to worlds we’ve seen before, with stories written by incredible talespinners.  We have such an opportunity again, today.

The world of Lan Darr calls again, and we are prepared to return.  If you’ll recall, we did a piece on the wonderful otherworldly fantasy of author Anderson Atlas a few months back.  We enjoyed it so much that we’re giving it another bump.  After all, Immortal Shadow is worthy of your attention, and after reading it, you’ll be itching for your next trip back to Lan Darr—and any other worlds Atlas creates.

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Jibbawk rises to dominate the planet Lan Darr. He rules with an iron fist and without mercy, building his empire larger and faster than all other Shadic planets. But it isn’t enough. He dreams of becoming one of the fabled Immortal Rulers, no matter the cost. Only when resistance comes from the least likeliest place, a teenager from Earth, does he see his authority challenged.

And the rebels came by the least expected route.

Read this story through the eyes of Jibbawk, but be warned. It is not for the faint of heart, for the Shadics are friends of the darkest shadows.

While Immortal Shadow is a bit of a darker tale,  it’s plenty of fun. Atlas has some serious writing chops, and he’s a prolific storyteller. As time moves forward, you’re going to see the volume of his books expand to an even more sizable collection than what it is now. Check out Immortal Shadow on Amazon today to get started, and say you read Atlas back when he was just revving his engine!

If you’re so inclined to follow the author on his social media accounts, you can find him on Facebook, here, and on Twitter, here.

And here’s a lovely little bonus: keep your eyes open here when we drop an awesome interview with the author tomorrow!  It’s sure to be great fun, and it’ll give you some insight to one of your new favorite writers!

Fantasy Promo – The False Prophet

Welcome once again to the Otherworld, folks.  We here at Tellest are blessed enough to work with some of the greatest authors in the business.  You might not know all their names yet, but they’re working on carving them in stones, and they’ll be remembered.

We remember working with Harry James Fox.  Almost a year ago, we had the privilege of promoting his work on an amazing dystopian novel, and we could not be more excited to go back to his world for another visit with The False Prophet.

This is the sequel to the award-winning Christian fantasy novel, The Stonegate Sword. All the major characters return: Donald, Rachel, Carla, and Philip. But the novel stands on its own, and it is not necessary to have read the first book in the series.

Beautiful prose is present throughout the book, and though it takes place in a future version of North America, Fox makes the world his own.  He hits all the creative notes you want in a story.  This award-winning author will have you turning the pages faster and faster, ever excited to see what happens next.

The world of the future looks like the medieval past as the rugged Rocky Mountains of Colorado and New Mexico now have walled cities and firearms are only a distantly-remembered past. Ore are they? The False Prophet is on the path of conquest and he has rediscovered the art of making cannons strong enough to destroy the strongest walls. One target of his hate is a lore-man named Donald of Fisher, who has been forced to lay down his pen and pick up a sword.

Faced with a mighty army marching east, Donald must rally the scattered defenders to resist the False Prophet and his plan to enslave the last outposts of freedom. To do so, he must overcome his own struggles of faith, demons of self-doubt, bands of assassins, and a traitor within his own camp. Can he succeed, against all odds, and still win the hand of the woman that he loves?

Stonegate remains the key, and Donald returns to that great walled city and his beloved Rachel just as the hosts of enemy are also closing in. Part adventure, part love story, this epic saga covers the vast panorama of New Mexico deserts and Colorado Rockies in a possible future that looks very much like the medieval past. But duty, love, courage, and honor remain and are even more important than ever.

I’m always excited when I have the opportunity to work with one of my fellow authors once more.  This is an awesome occasion, though. Last year, my only disappointment with The  Stonegate Sword was that it didn’t have a sequel, and now that The False Prophet is out, I am beyond words.  This is a fantasy series that you definitely do not want to miss.  I recommend you drop whatever you’re doing and pick the book up on Amazon today!

Fantasy Promo – Fariidinus Book 2: Sisters of the Blood

Welcome back to the Otherworld folks.  Whether you’re interested in far-off worlds, or the places that surround us, we bring you amazing stories and the talespinners that craft them.

Today, we’re happy to bring you back one more time to the hidden world of the Heartland here on Earth.  It’s here that fairies roam and do battle to protect their way of life, all beyond the veil of what we can see.

Sisters of the Blood is the continuation of the Fariidinus series, written by L.E.Parr.  Where Wings of the Exile saw the heroine of this series finding the strength and confidence to return to the Heartland, this book finds her turning herself into a powerful weapon to use against the evil Highmother.

Kirin and Stone have returned to the Heartland where she has been given sanctuary by the wyrMaster in the Red Valley. Her unprecedented return from exile has polarized the great Houses and enraged the evil HighMother. A divided Heartland quickly becomes embroiled in a fiery civil war with Stone leading the combined armies with their new ally–the winged telepathic bloodcats. Kirin becomes the deadly weapon she was resurrected from exile to be.

We’re so thrilled to be able to talk about another one of Parr’s books.  Fariidinus is a wonderful series, and the second book is just as enjoyable as the first.  If you’re in the market for a series that puts a focus on just how deadly something beautiful can be, the Fariidinus books won’t steer you wrong.  Check out Sisters of the Blood on Amazon now!

Also, don’t forget to take a look at our promo for the preceding book. We called Wings of the Exile a debut release that introduces you to a world the author is passionate about—and you’ll end up loving in no time.

Finally, if you want to see just how prolific Parr is at her writing, you can take a jump over to her website where you can see all the released and upcoming books she’s been working on.  Let’s hear it for this hard-working storyteller!