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Blog Tour - A Tale of Light and Shadow

About the book: Enter Atolas, a world where swords and daggers both extend life and end it; where magic is feared by all but a few; where feuds and friendships influence kingdoms and courtships. Henry and Isabelle have secretly sworn to marry despite his lowly station. Though Henry is but a carpenter, his devotion drives him to commit an unthinkable act that may cost both of them their lives. Unknown to either, a dark prophecy has set in motion events which will affect not only them, but the thrones of rulers throughout all of Atolas by eclipsing the world in shadow. But all is not lost while hope remains in the guise of an unlikely hero and the strength of friendship.

My review: This book had me hooked from the very beginning. I loved how it began with a simple scribe coming to hear a story teller and write down what he says. When the story teller begins his tale I was entranced. It was as if I had been transported to the world of Atolas and personally knew Isabelle and Henry. I loved every minute of reading this book, it's full of action, adventure, love, friendship and betrayal. I loved the characters, they're very well written. I was truly sad when this amazing book ended. I can't wait to read the next story about Isabelle and Henry, I hope it comes soon!

I was sent a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Buy your own copy at Deseret Book, also in stores

About the author: JACOB GOWANS was raised in Papillion, Nebraska, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theater studies and then moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he graduated from dental school at Case Western Reserve University. Jacob and his wife and three children live in Arizona where he works as a dentist for the Indian Health Services.

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