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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Children of Lightning by Annie K. Wong

Book & Author Details:

Children of Lightning by Annie K. Wong
Publication date: September 27th 2014
Genres: Adult, Fantasy


Synopsis:

Secrets beget secrets. The curse that befell the Hollows clan has left them incapable of producing male offspring. To extend their bloodline, they have formed a covenant with the serpentine Ophidians, who give them children. In return, the Hollows must keep these monstrous creatures well fed, though the details of the procurement are so abominable that the truth is never revealed to the other clans. In their homeland of Matikki, they live like outcasts.

Through a series of chance discoveries, the secrets of the ancient curse unfold before a warrior named Writhren Hollow. Is her purely female clan the result of a lapse of divine providence, or are the Hollows themselves victims of an enslavement scheme?

If Writhren frees her clan from the covenant, she risks the wrath of the Ophidians and the future of her bloodline. If she keeps the truth of the curse to herself, she is a traitor to her own kind. Either way, she will suffer for what she must do.

This is not a story of redemption, but regret. This is Writhren’s story.





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3 out of 5 (good)


This book is very different from the 'norm', complete with main female that you are unsure is good or bad. The world building is intense, combining a mixture of alternate human reality, with places and races of complete invention. The culture of the Plurans needs to be understood before anything that they do will make sense.

This is an in-depth, intricate book, full of detail complete with hopes, dreams and long-term goals. Well-written with few grammatical or editorial errors that I found. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a book with a fantastical twist, different to most out on the market.

* I received this book from Xpresso Book Tours in return for a fair and honest review. *

Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL) - ends 26th November

Children of Lightning is the origin story of Writhen Hollow, the villain in an upcoming book series.  In celebration of great villains in the sci-fi/fantasy genre, Annie K. Wong is offering for the tour giveaway gift, The Hyperion Cantos (ebook or print - winner's choice). 

1x $50 Amazon.ca gift card


1x $100 Amazon.ca gift card


More on the giveaway:
An award-winning series from Dan Simmons, The Hyperion Cantos features one of the greatest villains ever written and a storyline spanning hundreds of years across distant galaxies. In this epic space opera, humans are threatened by their own creations, including biologically engineered post-humans, artificial intelligence supercomputers, and their constant internal wars.  Amidst the violence and chaos, the protagonists search for life’s meaning through religion, poetry, romance, not to mention strife and battle.

As of June 2015, Syfy Channel is developing the first book, Hyperion, into a 
TV series, with one of executive producers being Bradley Cooper.

Click HERE to follow the tour - links updated daily


AUTHOR BIO:

Annie K. Wong was born in Hong Kong and lives in Canada, in the west coast city of Vancouver, BC. She has a BA in Business Administration and Creative Writing from Houghton College as well as a Diploma in Film Studies from the University of British Columbia. Although she explored careers in advertising, television and office administration, the desire to write overtook her at the turn of the new millennium. In 2003 she earned a Post-Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing from Humber College and has been crafting stories ever since.

Her current project is a fantasy series, the prequel of which is Children of Lightning.

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Tour Organised By: 

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