Thursday, 30 July 2015

Review & Giveaway: The Empyrean Key by J.L. Tomlinson

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Welcome to my tour stop for The Empyrean Key by J.L. Tomlinson.  This is the first book in Ardentia series.  This is a epic fantasy novel.  The tour runs July 27- Aug. 7 with reviews only.   Check out the tour page for more information.

TheEmpyreanKey_EbookthumbAbout the Book:
The first book in a new epic fantasy series...

Jahna Mornglow is a thief, a liar and an unassuming misfit, a half-breed of the loathed and ostracized Narcean race, born with the abilities of prophecy and telepathy.

The dull monotony of her beachside home is eased by nights in the outer villages, scamming unsuspecting fishermen out of their hard earned coin. It is the most fun and profit Jahna and her friends, a brawling barmaid and a bullied bookworm, can expect from their lower class lives.

The land of Ardentia is vast and magical, carved by the Celestial gods and ruled by their mortal descendants. With a once great king now mysteriously ill, a hundred years war raging in the east and whispers of the return of an ancient evil, Ardentia's fate balances on the tip of a blade.

The ghosts of Jahna's past will call upon her, revealing hidden enemies, precious secrets and a fragmented artifact that will breath new life into the myths of old. Can Jahna keep safe a world that has shunned and discarded her?



Jahna has the power of 'seeing' the future.  But, she uses her powers to win in bars.  Apart from her mother, who doesn't speak to Jahna anything regarding her father or powers, Jahna just have her friends, Silko and Lilac.  Things change, when a parcel is delivered to Jahna's mother by one of the royalty.  What she learns after that and what she decides to do with her gifts makes the rest of this interesting fantasy.

This is an epic fantasy novel, thus having its perks.  The author has created a world, both beautiful and terrifying.  It has wonderful characterisation as well.  Jahna is a heroine, who is not perfect.  She does so many wrongs, but she is  young and that is reason enough. When she learns her identity, she tries to live up to her expectations.  And there are her two friends - Silko and Lilac.  Without these two, this book would probably have lost its lustre.  There is enough background about these two characters for the readers to really connect with them.

I love this book and can't wait to read the second one.




JoPic About the Author:
J.L. Tomlinson was born and bred in the mystical land of New Zealand.

She's never had problems dreaming up people and their stories. It's the getting it all down on paper part that was always a downer.

But at long last she has penned her debut novel, The Empyrean Key, which is the first installment of the Ardentia series.

Now the floodgates have been opened and her musings will wash over humanity like a tingly, tidal wave of words and emotion that will make you go, "Ah. Now that's tingly."

J.L. Tomlinson lives in bliss in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband, two children and amazing blue­haired sister . She enjoys video games, terrible movies and also eavesdropping on people who argue in malls. She loves to write science fiction and fantasy of all sub genres.

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Ends Aug. 12th

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!


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