Saturday, August 4, 2012

Blog Tour Stop: Shadowland by C.M. Gray

Review and Giveaway

A Tale From The Dark Ages
by C.M. Gray
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Date Published: February 2012
Pages: 217

Book Synopsis

‘I have lived more years than I can remember, probably more than the sum of all your years combined. Kings have called me friend and brigands have sworn to burn the flesh from my bones even if they have to search all seven halls of the shadowland to find me.’

On the night of midwinter’s eve, a storyteller takes his listeners back to the Dark ages and a tale from his youth.

Deserted by its Roman masters, Britain has been invaded by the Saxons at the invitation of Vortigern, traitorous leader of the Britons. Now, as the tribes unite to reclaim their land, one man must rise to lead them and become their true and only king.

My Review

Usher Vance, an elder storyteller, captivates his audience with a thrilling tale. It’s a story from his childhood that brings many emotions to the surface as he recounts the tale. His lifelong friend, Cal, is present as Usher shares his memories that occurred during the Dark Ages when the Saxons invaded Britain.

Young Usher and Calvador watch their village burn and vow to seek revenge on the warriors who wreaked havoc on their loved ones. Their journey is adventurous as they meet allies, fight for their life, uncover family secrets, and discover spiritual enlightenment from the druids.

I found C.M. Gray’s historical fantasy to be nicely paced, exciting, and well written. Shadowland is chock full of elaborate descriptions that transported me to another time and place. The author's writing invokes the imaginative spirit allowing a mystical trip in an old world. The Dark Ages are not normally a time period that I choose to read, but I devoured Shadowland in one sitting. 

Giveaway  - Win a Kindle copy of Shadowland!

The author has been kind enough to gift one lucky reader 
a Kindle copy of Shadowland

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Jason Ebeling said...

Nice review. Love it. Now this is a new one to add to my list. Thanks Sage have a great day.

Rev. Kim Justice said...

Great review, thanks for the giving us a chance to win... Awesome/put on my tbr. list..

Debbie McConnell said...

I keep reading all your great book reviews, and think each time a read a new one that I need to read more. This is another great review and I've added to my "I need to start reading again list"

Thanks so much for giving us a chance to win a copy of our own.

Beloved said...

Debbie-well said. Sage, keep the reviews coming. Between you and Kerry, my summer reading list is filled!
Peace and good.

Kerry Sullivan said...

That looks like one to go on my TBR pile.

Kelley @ Kelley's Passion for Nutrition said...

OK< I love fantasy and very excited about looking into getting this on my TBR soon! thanks. SFE