Friday, June 5, 2015
Blog Tour ‘Citadel of The Sky’ by Chrysoula Tzavelas
Today I’m excited to participate in the Blog Tour of ‘Citadel of The Sky’ by Chrysoula Tzavelas. This is an adult epic fantasy novel. For more tour stops please visit the tour page.
Her (not very) Serene Highness Princess Tiana tries her best not to think about the dark lords ravaging her country or how the magic in her bloodline makes her family go mad. The descendant of a legendary hero, she prefers bringing the myths of old to life on the theater stage, not on the battlefield.
Then a rash of suspicious deaths strikes the Regents—trusted advisors, friends, and guides to her troubled royal family—and the Noble’s Council tries to cover it all up. Tiana is determined to get to the bottom of the murders and the conspiracy, even if that means making a dangerous pact with a telepathic demon trapped in a magical sword. But he may just be the edge she needs to save the people she loves.
Cursed sword in hand, Tiana and her friends prepare to face the encroaching darkness—and the ultimate truth about her and her family.
A view weeks ago I signed up for the blog tour of ‘Citadel of the Sky’ by Chrysoula Tzavelas. I read the book description and this book really sounded like a book for me. I also love the cover. This cover would definitely make me want to grab the book if I saw it in a bookshop.
In ‘Citadel of the Sky’ we meet Tiana, a princess of a family with magic in their bloodline which makes her family go mad. There is a lot going on in the world around Tiana. There are some suspicious deaths happening and the Noble’s Councils seems eager to cover everything up. Tiana is determined to find out what is really happening, and who is killing her friends and advisors.
This review is definitely a difficult one for me write. I finished reading this book and decided it was best to write the review immediately after because I found this book hard to understand at times. Especially in the beginning. English is not my first language, but since I have been reading all my books in English since I was twelve years old, I normally don’t have many difficulties in understanding words and sentences. But in the beginning of this book I really felt like I didn’t understand everything. The words Eidolon and logos were not really explained in the book, and I had to look it up to get what they really meant. This made me not get into the story very easily.
But I kept reading and I definitely became fascinated by this story and the characters. There is a lot happening in this book and I’m glad I kept reading because the storyline was very intriguing. I think the author did an amazing job in creating a unique story. Although I would have preferred a little more introduction into the world and the characters, the authors writing style definitely made me want to keep reading and see what would happen next.
This book was definitely a nice read. I had some difficulties, but the story and the writing style really made up for those.
As an Air Force kid, Chrysoula went to twelve schools in twelve years and spent a lot of time wondering what made people tick. Books, it turned out, helped with that question. These days she lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family, which includes many small and demanding creatures who fight over her attention. Her first book, urban fantasy ‘Matchbox Girls’, was published in 2012 by the small press Candlemark & Gleam, followed annually by two more books in the same Senyaza Series, all of which explore the impact of the supernatural on those who are— or who want to be— ordinary. Her next book, ‘Citadel of The Sky’, is the first of a new series about the descendants of a Chosen One and the legacy of power and mental illness they’ve inherited. It’s also about Dark Lords and kicking butt in nice dresses.