Friday, July 4, 2014
BLOG TOUR: "Night's End" by Yasmine Galenorn
Eons ago, vampires tried to turn the dark Fae in order to harness their magic, only to create a demonic enemy more powerful than they could have imagined. Now, in a final push, Myst returns with a vengeance to bring the Golden Wood forever under the rule of the Indigo Court.
Newly crowned Fae Queens Cicely and Rhiannon have embraced their destinies and claimed their thrones. But Myst is rising once more, and now, at the helm of her armies, she begins her final assault on the Golden Wood. As Fae, vampires, and magic-born alike fall under the tide of blood, Cicely and her friends must discover a way to destroy the spidery queen before they-and their people-face total annihilation.
I picked up the first two books in the series when I signed on to this tour so I could get a good backstory before reading Night's End.
I was familiar with the name of Yasmine Galenorn, but not her work itself. Night Myst thoroughly fascinated me and it alone gave me high hopes for the series finale.
There was a lot of action, a lot of sex and a great heap of emotion included in this book, especially the first few chapters. The reader will feel Cicely's pain at what had to happen to her husband and friends.
There were points, for me, where the book dropped the ball. Description was either too much or not enough. The reader might be overwhelmed by the totality of the author's imagination. Usually, that's a good thing, but even too much of a good thing can be slightly counteractive to the true intent of any story, which is making the reader use his/her own imagination.
The only other thing I noticed was that the author seemed to fail to find her "voice" for part of the book. Cicely has her own voice, but some of the characters seem to fall a bit flat, as can the narration at times.
Otherwise, this is a great fantasy/paranormal book and a good end to the series. It perfectly flowed with the series' previous tone. Fans of Galenorn's will love it and new fans will want to discover the rest of her work.
3/5--fans will love this!
Purchase Night's End via:
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iTunes Books (Apple users)
Read the first chapter and view the playlist HERE .
Yasmine Galenorn is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of the Otherworld (Sisters of the Moon), the Indigo Court and the upcoming Fly By Night urban fantasy series. In the past, she also wrote two mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime (one under the pen name of India Ink) and eight nonfiction metaphysical books.
Yasmine is a caffeine junkie (iced, quad shot, almond milk sugar free no whip lattes), and describes her life as a blend of teacups and tattoos--the former in her china closet, the latter on her skin.
She is a shamanic witch, has been married to Samwise Galenorn since 1993, is the mother of four cats, and they reside in Kirkland WA.
Website & Social Media:
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorYasmineGalenorn
Tour-wide Grand Prize contest: Below is the rafflecopter link for a tour-wide prize, offered by Yasmine. The prize basket includes a Kindle Paperwhite and other goodies. The tour-wide contest will begin on June 29th, and will run through the end of the day on July 7th. Winner will be chosen and notified via email on July 8th.
Enter Here To Win A Prize Basket From Yasmine Galenorn: Featuring A Kindle Paperwhite!
I will be giving away one (1) FREE print copy of Night's End by the end of day on July 11th! Comment me here and I will choose a winner to forward to Yasmine's publisher so you can receive your book! Best wishes!