Sunday, June 2, 2013

Tears of Min Brock by J.E. Lowder ~*~ Giveaway & Review ~*~

Title:  Tears of Min Brock
Author:  J.E. Lowder
Series:  War of Whispers #1
Published: September 21st 2012 by WordCrafts Press 
(first published April 26th 2011)
Page Count:  388
Genre:  Fantasy
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

"A whisper pierced the winds...the War of Whispers has begun."

Five Star Reviews!
"I give it far more than the usual five stars!" Opus 'N' Pen

"Fasten your seat belts this is going to be a wild, exciting ride. Mr. Lowder knows how to write a story that is full of suspense and action" Vics Media Room

"As the book began, I thought the characters of Elabea and Galadin reminded me of Katniss and Gale from Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games." Literary R&R

"This book gripped me right from the very beginning, and when I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it." Music, Books & Tea

Dark and brooding, Tears of Min Brock follows a young girl of 14 summers, named Elabea, who hears a whisper calling her to the shining land of Claire; a kingdom that was supposedly destroyed in the devastating Dark War. Outcast from her family and village, with her childhood friend, Galadin, her only companion, Elabea sets out on an epic quest to become one of the most powerful beings in the world - a storyteller.

Fans Want More!

" I can hardly wait for book two in this series." Vics Media Room
" Can't wait for the next installment." Amazon reviewer
"I found this to be one of my favorite books of the year, and am looking forward to the sequel. Lowder writes a story that does not disappoint." Tic Toc

Do you have the courage to battle the War of Whispers?

My Review:

Lowder creates an awe inspiring world in the first novel of this series. This world is a mix of medieval and the fantastical. It melds brilliantly in order to create a uniquely new and solidly built world as a backdrop for this awesome novel. It also has all of the usual elements of a fantasy tale – magic, war, fantastical creatures, character names that you’ve never seen before and will never see again, etc – but Lowder puts these all together with a twist. Through this tale he brings to light the importance of stories to spark the imagination in those of all ages, which is true not only in the story but in the world as a whole. It’s all about the power of the written word – something we experience every time we read but rarely, if ever, find as the subject matter for a series. Lowder also develops an intricate history of the land that is presented in the way of the bard. It is so captivatingly real that you feel yourself traveling through time with the storyteller.

The main characters in this novel are quite well developed. I enjoyed that they all started together only to travel on a few separate journeys. Yet, at the same time you have the feeling that they will be reunited in the future. By following their separate trials and challenges you get to know a great deal about the characters, the land in which they live, and the challenges that they face. I love that none of the characters are intrinsically good or evil. They all had their choice. They could choose which whisper to follow. None were forced. The battle of willpower was interesting to see, and the choice was left to each and every character: to fight for good, to fight for evil, to do nothing.

This novel was a brilliant escape from reality that kept me wrapped up in its brilliantly fabricated world with equally amazing characters. This is definitely a series that I’ll be following closely throughout.

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  1. THanks or the giveaway. Very nice!

  2. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. It sounds great, and I look forward to reading it. Very well-written review!

    ~Ricki Jill

  3. Sounds like a fantastic book. Thank you for hosting the giveaway. The reviews look spectacular. Thank you...