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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Impulse Buy Book of the Week: DESERT RISING by Kelley Grant

DESERT RISING received a coveted starred review from Publisher's Weekly. They said, "Grant draws readers into her unusual setting with lively, well-rounded characters and a satisfyingly twisty plot. Thoughtful worldbuilding adds color and believability. Readers searching for a strong female protagonist and dangerous intrigue in a refreshing fantasy world will enjoy this impressive series opener.”

Intrigued yet?

“It frightens me, knowing the One has called up two such strong individuals. It means that there are troubled times in our future, and you must prepare yourselves."

The Temple at Illian is the crown jewel of life in the Northern Territory. There, pledges are paired with feli, the giant sacred cats of the One god, and are instructed to serve the One’s four capricious deities. Yet Sulis, a young woman from the Southern Desert, has a different perspective – one that just might be considered heresy...

Sulis’s twin Kadar, meanwhile, is part of a different sort of revolution. When Kadar falls in love with a woman from a Forsaken caste, he finds he’s willing to risk anything to get these people to freedom. But with Sulis drawing a dangerous level of attention from the deities, and war about to break out on two fronts, the twins find change may not come without great sacrifice.

***  Non-European derived fantasy? Desert cultures? Angry gods? Sign me up!  ***

DESERT RISING's will be available in print May 26th anywhere good books are sold

All About Kelley:

Kelley Grant grew up in the hills of Ohio’s Amish country. Her best friends were the books she read, stories she created and the forest and fields that inspired her. She and her husband live on a wooded hilltop and are owned by five cats, a dog and numerous uninvited critters. Besides writing, Kelley teaches yoga and meditation, sings kirtan with her husband, and designs brochures and media.
Twitter: @kgrantwrites
Amazon Author page

1 comment:

  1. Thankfully, this book was not another depressing post apocalyptic story. The theme and location are are intriguing and thought provoking. A good read.

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