Welcome to my stop for the Blog Tour of ‘A Tangle of Fates’ by Leslie Ann Moore. 'A Tangle of Fates' is an Adult Sci- Fantasy novel. This tour runs Feb. 2- 13 with reviews, interviews, guest post and excerpts. Check out the tour page for more information.
About the Book:
The fates of three women. The fates of two peoples. The fate of one planet.
On Nuetierra, four hundred years have passed since the Great War. A new society has arisen on the ashes of the old.
Deanna Hernaan, daughter of Eduard, the former Alcalde of Nue Bayona, spends her days attending university and caring for her mentally damaged sister, Ceilia. Six years ago, her stepmother Lourdessa deposed her father, and now, as Alcalde, rules the city through patronage and oppression. Deanna remains apolitical, fearing Lourdessa’s power. Threatened by Deanna’s popularity with the common people, the Alcalde arranges for her assassination. Deanna survives, but is cast adrift in a hostile wilderness. She is rescued by a band of diminutive hunters—the Tiqui—members of a slave race she has only read about in history books. The hunters bring Deanna to their village, where she meets the Tiqui chieftess Yellow Bird. A remarkable woman, the ithani possesses the shamanic gift of foresight. Her visions have revealed to her that a young woman of the tall folk would come, one whose fate is inextricably entwined with that of the Tiqui—one who would bring disaster or salvation for all of Nuetierra.
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When I first read about ‘A Tangle of Fates’ I was very interested in this book. It sounded like a great fantasy and adventurous novel. So I signed up for the blog tour and was super excited when I heard that I would be a part of the tour.
In ‘A Tangle of Fates’ we enter a completely different world filled with strange creatures (for example Sky jellies), Nuetierra. We meet a young girl named Deanna. Deanna is the step- daughter of one of the cruelest rulers of their time Lourdessa, the Alcalde of Nue Bayona. Although Deanna tries to stay clear of her step mother as much as possible she slowly starts to learn more and more about Lourdessa’s evil business. But after Deanna’s best friend Zander has been taking in to custody for something he isn’t a part of, Deanne tries to change her step mothers mind. Unfortunately that decision only makes things worse.
I honestly most say that I feel many different things about this book. For one, I didn’t quite get the beginning of this book. For me the beginning felt a little like a different story and I honestly could have enjoyed the book just as much without it. But the beginning also learns us some important stuff for the rest of the book. So I probably wouldn’t get the book without it, but still.. I found it a little strange to read about a character for a couple of chapters and then learn that he isn’t the main character at all.
But after the second part of this book began and we meet Deanne, I felt myself enjoying this book more and more. Leslie Ann Moore was able to describe a very interesting world and a very strong and likeable female character. I loved how Deanne was just a little naïve in the beginning but slowly became this strong girl. I loved those weird creatures who floated in the air. It was very original!
The best part of this book for me is the way you just want to keep reading and find out what will happen next. There is nothing predictable about this book. I would find myself thinking about what would probably be coming next and I was wrong a lot of times. I really loved that.
Although this book didn’t WOW me, I did enjoy it and was amazed by the authors gift in describing everything in detail. The world of Nuetierra became real to me and I would definitely recommend this book to other readers out there.
About the Author:
Leslie Ann Moore was born in Los Angeles, California at the tail-end of the baby boom and fell in love with the works of Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Andre Norton, and J.R.R. Tolkien at an early age. A practicing veterinarian since 1988, Leslie put her dreams of writing fiction aside until she attended the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books in 2000. There, bestselling fantasy author Terry Brooks told her, “Don’t ever give up. Keep writing, no matter what.” Those words changed her life. She published the first volume of her Griffin's Daugther Trilogy in 2012. ‘A Tangle of Fates’ is the first volume of The Vox Machina trilogy, and was published by Muse Harbor in August of 2014.
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