How is your week thus far? Good I hope....mine, so-so, but the world of wonderful books both out and upcoming is enough to turn anyone's frown upside down. Who's with me?
As I sit here and put the finishing touches on this review, I'm listening to a bit of Josh Groban's music. If you've never heard of him before, GO NOW, you are banished from my site. Just kidding! Seriously though, if you haven't heard any of his music, you should definitely check it out. There's even a great new feature on his site that allows you to share one of about five select songs with someone else, plus it sends you a copy of the song as well. Some good ones on there too....I'll leave you the link here in case you want to check it out. Sound good? (hope so) Site and Twitter. Have fun! Now back to bookish discussions....
While going through my Google Reader via FeedDemon (that's a program, not a demon, and a rather nifty one too...thanks to Danielle for that little gem...), I noticed a new post on one of the author's sites that I frequent. It was in regards to a new work that was now available and be still my heart looking for bloggers to consider for review. Considering didn't figure too long into the equation for me since I had encountered this author's work previously and was more than happy to take a look at it. As I began to read I...oh, wait wait wait...I haven't introduced the title yet, have I? Silly me... Today's book of choice is....
We begin as all stories begin, in the past steeped in rumors mixing with truths to reveal things beyond the understanding of man. Men of a higher calling seek to prevent the rising of an artifact lying in rest entombed with it's former wielder. Lying in rest...or lying in wait for a new soul through which to direct it's purpose? It's one quest, one thirst....bloodshed; a desire unseen in normal everyday objects, but ingrained within the very steel through which it's "voice" sings.
Flash forward to present day. A crowd has gathered. The people of the village surround a parade of sorts welcoming in the newly knighted Sir Castellan, a man of strong will and not so hard on the eyes...at least according to Maylin. Ah yes, it seems that out fair milkmaid has fallen at first sight for out gallant hero. Too bad for her that he is merely a dream, a mental escape to a future she can not possibly grasp (status and class being what it was at the time). But wait! There is an evil that seeks to destroy there fair land and all within it's boundaries. Warlocks have set their sites on their beautiful homeland and will stop at nothing to gain what they desire. All hope seems lost as the ever steadfast Sir Castellan rides out with his men to meet a fate not yet written but all too certain. What help could a milkmaid provide that would be of any assistance? Seemingly none....unless of course they were able to hear the secret calling of one magical sword and swoop in to safe the day. A glimmer of hope is dangled before them, but Maylin has heard the tales of this sword, the one called "Malicifer". Will she be able to withstand it's blood thirsty calls to see the battle through? I hope so...but what then?
Special thanks to author Aubrie Dionne for the review copy. (THANKS!) For more information on this budding author and her works, visit her site or check out her blog.
Until next time....happy reading!