Today is my stop on The Seidr Cycle blog tour.
Dolor and Shadow
The Seidr Cycle Book 1
by Angela B. Chrysler
Genre: High Epic Fantasy
A great power has awakened within Princess Kallan.
To keep the princess hidden, she is taken to Alfheim; her abilities suppressed and her memory erased.
Years later, Kallan inherits her father’s war, and vows revenge on the one man she believes is responsible: Rune, King of Gunir. But soon, a twist of fate puts Kallan in protection of the man she has sworn to kill, and Rune in possession of powers he does not understand.
Lost in the world of Men, the two must form an unlikely alliance to make their way home and solve the mystery of their past – and of the Shadow that hunts them both.
Praise for Dolor and Shadow:
“…a sweeping, epic novel… highly recommend it to all fantasy lovers.” – Erin S. Riley, author of Odin’s Shadow
“Angela B. Chrysler has brought world building to breathtaking heights with ‘Dolor and Shadow’” – Jay Norry, Amazon Review
“This is book one in a set that has the potential to become timeless” – Timothy Bateson, Amazon Review
Two words: World building. Oh my goodness, Angela B. Chrysler knows how to world build. Dolor and Shadow is the first book on the Tales of Drui saga, and it starts readers off in what is to be an incredible fantasy series.
The world is complex and compelling. It is everything a fantasy lover wants in a story. Philosophy, religion, geography, architecture, weapons, mythology…beautiful writing that drew me into this world and let me vividly imagine being there.
The characters are also so very well written. They were each so detailed andcompelling, that I would read a book dedicated to each one of them. That’s when you know an author has crafted realistic characters.
I can’t recommend this book enough. It has everything I could ask for in a fantasy novel and is definitely going on my list of favorites for 2019!
Fire and Lies
The Seidr Cycle Book 2
War rips across the land of Alfheim.
As the Fae gods draw near, Queen Kallan’s strength is tested.
She follows King Rune, but the Shadow Beast caged within Rune’s body is writhing in hunger. Kallan’s newest companion, Bergen – the legendary Berserk – is determined to end the conflict in her life.
As the three come together, the truth buried in the past resurfaces. Now, Kallan must master a dormant power… or watch her kingdom fall to the Fae, who will stop at nothing to keep their lies.
Just when I thought I couldn’t love a book more than Dolor and Shadow, I read Fire and Lies. Angela B. Chrysler is remarkable at world building and she continues that in this novel. She creates this wonderful atmosphere and I just wanted to stay lost in this story.
The characters grew immensely in this second novel. They were already so compelling, but just continued to get more compelling as I read this novel.
I absolutely recommend Fire and Lies. It is also going on my favorite reads of 2019!
Angela B. Chrysler is a writer, logician, philosopher, and die-hard nerd who studies theology, historical linguistics, music composition, and medieval European history in New York with a dry sense of humor and an unusual sense of sarcasm. She lives in a garden with her family and cats.
In 2014, Ms. Chrysler founded Brain to Books and the virtual trade show, Brain to Books Cyber Convention. A passionate gardener and incurable cat lover, Ms. Chrysler spends her days drinking coffee and writing beside a volume of Edgar Allan Poe who strongly influences her style to this day. When Ms. Chrysler is not writing, she enables her addictions to all things nerdy, and reads everything she can get her hands on no matter the genre. Occasionally, she finds time to mother her three children and debate with her life-long friend who she eventually married. Her writing is often compared to Tad Williams. Her influences are Edgar Allan Poe, The Phantom of the Opera, and Frankenstein.
Angela also loves writing, cats, reading, knitting, gardening, Tai Chi, Yoga, meditation, coffee, BBC, baking, cooking, dancing, singing, anime, and smiling.
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