Today I’m happy to participate in a blog tour for an upcoming YA release from Cedar Fort Press. December 8th marked the release of newcomer L. G. Rollins’ first installment in the Zaad Stone Trilogy, Shadows of Angels
About the book:
After the forest dwellers destroy her home and kill her father, Aerbrin sets off on a journey to find the truth about her people, her kingdom, and the mysterious Zaad stone that contains a power she never imagined. Magic and mystery join forces in this intriguing fantasy world. Full of shifting alliances and twists you won’t see coming, it’s a can’t-miss read.
“Stay calm, her father’s words echoed in her head. When you find yourself in danger, above all, stay calm. Aerbrin took a deep, steady breath and leaned down, reaching for her bow. One of the Forest Dwellers charged. It collided with her and knocked her to the floor. Raising a knotted fist, he bashed her head.
Sparks exploded across her vision. She tried to raise an arm, tried to call out. Her body wouldn’t respond. The Forest Dwellers grunted again. The creature above her raised its fist again. She looked up. This was the end, she knew. When these monsters attacked, they killed everything. Animals, plants, and particularly humans. No one survived.
Closing her eyes, Aerbrin forced her body to relax. This time, there was no pain.”
Let me start by saying Rollins’ has imagined a world that is absolutely amazing. Wow! There really is a lot going on in this book! The plot of this book is busy and there are tons of characters trying to attack Aerbrin and Hilfawn throughout the book! There are demons, bad guys, good guys, royalty, dark forests, magic, and beasts. I liked the plot for the most part, but there were a few places where so much was happening that I got a bit confused. I also have to say that the ending of this left you hanging wanting more of the story so I am hoping that there is another book in the works.
This is a good fantasy with dark supernatural elements, mind games, and characters that try to save their kingdom and survive. If you like fantasy you will like this book.
Also, if you like the Throne of Glass series, I think you would like this book, too!
To purchase the book you can find it here.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
G. Rollins grew up in a far off land fighting dragons, stealing talismans, and traveling with
dwarfs and elves. She is especially skilled at bribing giants with sweets. Currently, her husband and
four kids live in Utah so that is where she spends most of her time. She may, or may not, have a Zaad Stone.
To learn more about L. G. Rollins and her books visit LGRollins.com.
Shadows of Angels comes out December 8th and is the beginning of the Zaad Stone trilogy.
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.