Friday, March 12, 2010

Fantasy Blog Tour ~ Book 2


Category: Fiction - Fantasy
Format: Paperback
On Sale: February 16, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7467-9 (1-4000-7467-3)


From the publisher:


A DEADLY MENACE IS BREAKING THROUGH THE GROUND. THE PEOPLE OF ABASCAR MUST ABANDON THEIR STONE REFUGE AND FLEE INTO VULNERABILITY IN THE FOREST. BUT THEIR KING HAS HAD A VISION…


Following the beacon of Auralia’s colors and the footsteps of a mysterious dream-creature, King Cal-raven has discovered a destination for his weary crowd of refugees. It’s a city only imagined in legendary tales. And it gives him hope to establish New Abascar.


But when Cal-raven is waylaid by fortune hunters, his people become vulnerable to a danger more powerful than the prowling beastmen––House Bel Amica. In this oceanside kingdom of wealth, enchantment, and beauty, deceitful Seers are all too eager to ensnare House Abascar’s wandering throng.


Even worse, the Bel Amicans have discovered Auralia’s colors, and are twisting a language of faith into a lie of corruption and control. If there is any hope for the people of Abascar, it lies in the courage of Cyndere, daughter of Bel Amica’s queen; the strength of Jordam the beastman; and the fiery gifts of the ale boy, who is devising a rescue for prisoners of the savage Cent Regus beastmen.


As his faith suffers one devastating blow after another, Cal-raven’s journey is a perilous climb from despair to a faint gleam of hope––the vision he sees in Auralia’s colors.

How did I like this book?

Raven's Ladder is the third book of this series, so it was a bit difficult reading this at first since I have not read the other two books: Auralia's Colors and Cyndere's Midnight. As I continued to read this story though, it kept drawing me deeper and deeper into the book. The further I read, the more I seemed to better understand and enjoy the story line.

Over all, I really enjoyed reading this book. The only recommendation that I'd like to offer is to read this series in order. I think in doing so your reading experience of this fantasy series will be enhanced and much more enjoyable.

To find out more about Raven's Ladder ~ click here!

Many thanks to Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing for providing me the opportunity to review this book.

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