Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Shannon McDermott with a MAP and her book, The Valley of Decision

A themed book tour through Prism Book Tours.

The Valley of DecisionThe Valley of Decision
by Shannon McDermott
Adult Fantasy
Paperback, 416 pages
May 31st 2014 by SALT Christian Press

“A solid fantasy that wears its spirituality lightly yet effectively.” 
~Kirkus Reviews (read the entire review here)

Where the Black Mountains pierce the sky, they divide the south from the north, Alamir from the kingdom of Belenus. Belenus, the undying master of the north, commanded Keiran – the Captain of the Hosts – to conquer Alamir. But the Captain is deep in conspiracy, and he has his own plans.

The Valley of Decision is a fantasy novel, a saga of slavery, freedom, and choices.

Shannon McDermott is a Christian author of speculative fiction, as well as a humorous detective series called "The Adventures of Christian Holmes". She has written both fantasy and science fiction, and has yet to decide on which one to like better.

She was born to Wisconsin, expatriates in California, grew up on the East Coast, and now lives in the Midwest. Her principal hobbies are politics, history, novels, and coffee.

Post 1 (Area 1): The Mountains, the Moors, and the Hills

If you ever travel north beyond the Black Mountains, into the kingdom of Belenus, you will find yourself in a vast and varied land, a country of laws unwritten, unspoken, and scrupulously obeyed.
            Belenus lives in the hill country, in a great and shining palace of silver and gold. He is served in his palace only by his strange kin. No mortal lives anywhere in those hills, nor do they travel through them except under the command of Belenus. So take warning, my love, and set no foot in the hill country.
            The Ushleen Moors lie to the west, and there you may go. But why would you want to? There are no roads through the bogs, nor over the bracken and stiff, sharp-edged grasses. And you must keep far from the mines, those places of ill-luck.
            The Anuin mountains stand further west, the moors between them and the hills. In those rough, strong mountains are the forges of the Trow, wondrously skilled in all metalwork. If you will dream tonight, dream of the blacksmiths in their hot forges.

            And not, my love, of the lonely muirs, or of the black mines, or of the Fay-lord in his shining palace.

Tour-Wide Giveaway

- INT Grand Prize: $25 Amazon gift card and ebooks of The Valley of Decision and The Sunrise Windows
- 2 print copies of The Valley of Decision (US only)

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