Monday, July 7, 2014

Tower of Obsidian By L.T. Getty Excerpt, Review & Giveaway


Tower of Obsidian
By
L.T. Getty

BLURB:  

Journey back through time – to a kingdom where loyalties change hands and a duke plans to secure his kingdom through any means necessary, where oaths are broken and dismissed to forge new alliances, resulting in treachery.

Journey to save the one who was stolen from you – from the forests of the Emerald Isle to the icy waters of the Nordic New World. Journey by horse, ship, and wing.

Journey to the Tower – the Witch’s Tower that curses the people forced to serve it.  Journey and kill the witch that plagues you and be free – face her dragons without becoming one yourself.

For the journey to the tower is only the beginning. Climb the tower and kill her; climb the tower and save her. The story has been told a thousand times, the only thing that is guaranteed to change is you.


 Excerpt 
At first, he thought they were Vikings. Their attackers were large men with broad faces and full beards. He did not recognize their dark leather and metal dress or their pale, grayish skin painted white. It was late in the battle so their true color was easily seen underneath the smeared segments which weren’t spattered with blood. Braided into their hair and beards were the teeth and bones of both men and beasts.

 Despite the chaos, he could see their ship, and then he heard a reptilian chortle from above. Not a sea serpent, but a great silver dragon, smaller than the ship he was on.

 It rained down fire toward the sails. Several warriors from both sides were caught in the flames; some of who leapt into the waves. Kale took cover but was instantly dry; his back burned, for the corsair’s ship was already on fire, forcing him toward the ship’s stern. He had talked with Vikings before, their merchant allies, and even some captured enemies. He had tried not to listen to their pagan stories but became interested when they spoke of their ghosts.
One large, pale warrior was struck by a corsair’s blade, and he bled as dark as any man. Ghost or mortal, Kale had no idea, but the word draugr burned into his mind as he fought. He tried to remember the stories, but with what seemed like death battling him, his mind was of survival, not folklore.

The dragon then dove beneath the waves. He barely had time to parry the attack from a one–armed draugr. Parrying, Kale caught his scent. The warrior was no ghost. He’d received a cut to his head. He knocked Kale backwards, only for a corsair to shoot him from behind.
“Show them no mercy,” shouted the corsair. “I thought you were a great swordsman. Fight!”

  

AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Author Bio:

L.T. Getty started writing in Junior High, having devoured far too many novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs as a wee one, then just about any other science-fiction and fantasy novels  she could find. Her debut novel, Tower of Obsidian,  is inspired by Norse and Celtic mythology.

Blog:
http://ltgetty.wordpress.com/
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/leia.getty

Buy Links:
Burst:
http://burstbooks.ca/product.php?id_product=90 (This is the Ebook; print is also available)

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.ca/Tower-Obsidian-L-T-Getty-ebook/dp/B00BAH9XSW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394632445&sr=8-1&keywords=tower+of+obsidian

Barnes and Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tower-of-obsidian-l-t-getty/1114919470?ean=9781927454770
Smashwords:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/300308


My Review:
I love a good story about myths and legends. Especially ones that are different from ones I have read before. I also enjoy when I can be taken to a different place and time. This story had both. However it had so much more. It was a little slow in the beginning, however that was due to the character building. I would have liked a family tree, or a list of characters at the end of the book, because there were so many and their names were not common. The idea of the story is not new. Someone is trapped by an evil witch, and their savior needs to fight all sorts of creatures and the witch's army. However there is not a damsel in distress, but rather the damsel is going after her man, but not for the reasons that you would think. I loved all the mythical creatures, and of course the setting of Ireland. The ending was good, and I would love to read more by this author. I am giving this book a 4/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.

Giveaway

 A $25 Amazon Gift Card

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9 comments:

  1. I think this sounds fantastic. Great review thank you.

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  2. Fascinating and interesting blurb. The excerpt was very well written. Seems like a very promising read indeed. I always love when myths are used in books <3 Thanks for the review, will surely add this to my reading list, it lacked a bit of adventure!
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  3. thank you for the chance to win :)
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  4. A wonderful review. Makes you want to go right out and get this book.

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  5. This sure sounds good, thank you for posting it, sounds great

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  6. I have not had the pleasure of reading your books yet, but I'm going to love this book. I realy enjoyed the excerpt. brown_angel 123at^yahoo.dotcom

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  7. Great review, thank you.

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  8. OMG!!!!! a dragon book, with warriors and it sounds so good, plus the excerpt had me just biting my nails wanting more, great sounding book can't wait thanks so much for sharing
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