Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Author's Top 5 Scenes! THE SHADOW WATCH / THE RAGE OF SAINTS by @SA_Klopfenstein w/ @RockstarBkTours #Giveaway #GuestPost

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The Shadow Watch (The Shadow Watch, #1)

Title: THE SHADOW WATCH (The Shadow Watch #1)
Author: S.A. Klopfenstein
Pub. Date: May 15, 2018
Publisher: Guardian Grey Publishing
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 420 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N

For centuries, the Oshan Empire has ruled the New World with terror and blood. The Watchers have been eradicated, and their sorcery is but a whispered myth. But the heart of magic beats on, and as it surges back to life, three young people will determine the fate of the world…

Tori Burodai, a strong-willed slave girl. Her magic could ignite a revolution, but only if she resists the ruler who wants to use her powers to restore the empire to its former glory.

Darien Redvar, the idealistic soldier she loves. His rage leads him down a dark path to power that could turn him against the one person he cares for.

Kale Andovier, a lordling rebel with a torturous past. His quest for a weapon of dark sorcery will thrust him into a twisted game of power that could change the world forever.

Will the return of magic transform the New World, or bring it to ruin?

The Rage of Saints (The Shadow Watch series Book 2)

Title: THE RAGE OF SAINTS (The Shadow Watch series Book #2)
Author: S.A. Klopfenstein
Pub. Date: March 26, 2019
Publisher: Guardian Grey Publishing
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 507 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon

The thrilling second installment in the Shadow Watch series!

The Shadow Watch has been undone. Their captain lies in the dungeons of the White Citadel, and the Gallows Girl has disappeared. Most of the surviving Watchers have joined the chancellor's new magical army, the Sky Guard, led by Darien Redvar, but the Gallows Boy is shaken from the return of the monsters of the Old World, and he must soon choose, once and for all, where his loyalties lie.

Tori and Mischa trek to the Great White North with an Alyut shaman, who believes Tori is the one who will bring Restoration to his people. A resistance is growing in the North, but Tori may not be the god the people are looking for, and the price of revolution may cost Tori her heart as well as her life.

Meanwhile, another threat grows in strength. Old World monsters are rising up across the New World, and no one knows how they've returned. As nations ready themselves for a magical war, their return threatens to change everything.

New alliances are set in place, new friendships are forged, new loves kindled. But no one is safe, for there can be no war without betrayal.

Don't miss this the latest installment in the epic fantasy series readers are comparing to Mistborn and Throne of Glass!

Guest Post 
Top 5 favorite scenes and why. 
This is such a challenge! Especially when trying to avoid big spoiler moments. There are a couple death scenes that are favorites, but I’ll let everybody discover those on their own. 
1. The first scene comes from one of the early chapters of Book 1 of the Shadow Watch series. The first time Tori, the main character, meets the chancellor was one of my favorites to write. And it is still one of my favorite scenes in the series. It sets up so much of what’s to come, and despite the chancellor being the antagonist, I realized in that scene that I actually really like him. He is one of those baddies that you just sort of love to hate. He’s clever and complex, and interesting to watch do his bad guy thing, and this scene is no exception. 
2. The books are very politically involved. Everyone is vying for power and each of their motivations are complicated in their own way. This is especially evident in the Choosing scene from Book 1. In Yan Avii culture, twelve chieftains go through a ceremony to allow their goddess to select the leader of all the twelve tribes. But of course, behind the scenes, the Choosing is a complicated and ruthless process of bribes, magic, and murder. It is full of twists and is just plain fun. 
3. In the series, the Old World, an ancient age in which monsters and magic ruled, is a thing of the past. In the New World, magic has been (nearly) eradicated and monsters have drifted into myth. The secret behind how this was accomplished is a pivotal moment in Book 1. The Old World is not just a time period of the past, but is a literal place. The scene where Tori enters the Old World is one of the most memorable and iconic scenes of the book. It really takes the series to a new level. 
4. The series focuses on two good friends who end up on opposing sides of a magical war. The moment when Tori and Darien confront one another in this war is one of my favorite events in the series. It is full of surprises, especially for the two of them. 
5. The last one comes from Book 2. The book is called The Rage of Saints, and the Saints are lowborn rebels against the chancellor and his cruel empire. The first time we get to see the Saints is especially powerful, and despite how well I know this story, it still gives me shivers.

S.A. Klopfenstein

S.A. Klopfenstein grew up on a steady dose of Tolkien and Star Wars. As a child, he wrote his first story about a sleepwalking killer who was executed by lethal injection.

He lives in the American West with his wife and their dog, Iorek Byrnison. He can be found exploring the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, or daring the halls of the middle school where he teaches Language Arts.

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