Wednesday, September 26, 2012

On Tour with Fall of Eden by Michele Poague + Giveaway!

Myths are but shadows of a greater truth.

What is the Healing Crystal and who is the rightful heir? Is it a religious object or a powerful weapon? Does it belong to a fallen line of kings or to the colonists of Survin? Should its fate be left in the hands of the young and inexperienced Kairma or to Narvin, the last descendent of a line of kings?

Kairma holds the Crystal and believes she will become the next leader of Survin, while her younger sister Kinter, believes she, not Kairma, is the rightful heir. Narvin believes the Healing Crystal is the Star of Genesis, a powerful relic his ancestors have been seeking for centuries.

Determined to possess the object that will return him to his glory, Narvin is unwavering in his quest to possess it, and Kairma is caught in a fierce race across barren deserts and rugged mountains to a shattering finish where the winner must decide the fate of the world.

The first words out of my mouth are going to be "holy epic long book"!  Yes, wow.  I guess I didn't realize that this was an epic fantasy.  Meaning very long.  This is not your typical sit down and breeze through it book.  But if you are an epic fantasy fan, you will love this book.

I was very confused in the beginning.  There were so many character and they all had odd names that I had a hard time keeping track of who was who.  It took me awhile to remember and feel like I almost had a grasp on the characters.  I did not read the first book in the series and that could be a big contributing factor to my confusion.  

There is something that kept pulling me back to this book.  Kairma leads her little band of followers on quite a journey through all sorts of terrain.  Being chased by an evil man with no care for anything but himself and the power he seeks, makes the journey even more intense.

I felt bad for Kairma.  The whole book she is trying to be a leader, trying to make good decisions.  She feels a lot of self doubt but she continues on.  There were a lot of things that did not endear me to Kairma but I really felt for her plight and the weight she carried on her shoulders.  It seemed there was always something or someone working against her.  The moment where she wonders why she can't catch a break is the moment I connected with her.

If I talked about all the characters, I would be here for a week, so I'm going to leave my character talk with Kairma.  :)  But I will say I love Ris and Collin.  I'm rooting for the White Ones.

I enjoyed this book.  I don't think epic fantasy is my favorite go-to genre so I was pleasantly surprised by much of it.  As with most epics, this story is not over yet.  There is more to come and (fingers crossed) good things for Kairma's people.

Content:  mild swearing, some sexual situations (crass talk, rape)

Grand Prize Giveaway
As part of the tour, Michele is generously offering 3 AMAZING giveaways to the blog readers. The first winner will receive signed copies of the entire Healing Crystal trilogy. The second place winner will receive a signed copy of Fall of Eden as well as a $10 gift certificate and the third place winner will receive a signed copy of Fall of Eden.

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Open from September 8 to October 8.
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Born Michele Rae Jeffryes in Newman Grove, Nebraska, Michele Poague has spent most of her life in Colorado, South Dakota and Nevada, and has lived in Denver, Colorado, since 1984. When she is not writing novels, researching a story, traveling, or working at her full time job as a nightclub manager, Michele volunteers her time as an advocate for the Libertarian Party.

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  1. I think this book sounds like a fantasy in which the characters have to endure many trials and tribulations in order to discover all the secrets of the crystal, along with who the rightful heir to the crystal is. This sounds like a great book to have in my library!

  2. It definitely helped to read the first book. I felt totally connected to the characters by the second book and now I can't wait for the third!
    Thanks for the review and for being part of another tour! You're the best!

  3. I am not a breeze through a book type person most of the time. I tend to call books like that 'throwaway books', in that you read them quickly and don't mind if you lose them or give them away. (I read the Stephanie Plum series, which is one example of these kinds of books.) I normally like stories and books that I can add to my bookshelf, especially science fiction; books that take time to read and where one can savor that world. The Doomsday Book (Connie Willis) is one of those and I consider this another. I loved it.


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